Coffee is truly a wonder bean. While it makes the perfect morning energy drink, it also serves as a natural beauty ingredient! A cup of coffee a day keeps diabetes away, boosts your energy levels and speeds up metabolism. AND, believe it or not, but it can do wonders for your skin and hair by offering it nourishment and cleansing as well. If you’ve always wanted a prettier and healthier you, coffee does that in 7 fabulous ways!
If your hair is dull, damaged or dry, coffee can make it come back to life! It contains protein and antioxidants that not only repair damaged hair, but also provide deep nourishment to hair follicles. However, you must not directly apply it to your mane because it could be too harsh on the hair and scalp. You’re supposed to dilute it with conditioner. Apply the coffee powder and conditioner mix to your hair and let it rest for 20-30 minutes. After that, wash it off with cold water. Trust us, ladies, you’re bound to have smoother and shinier hair in less than a month!
Coffee is packed with antioxidants that are super helpful at keeping your skin radiant and youthful at all times. When coffee is used as a face scrub, it unclogs pores and softens fine lines. It also acts as a barrier to keep bacteria and fungi at bay. To make a coffee scrub at home, all you need is coffee powder and a few drops of water. Mix the two ingredients well and apply it on your face. Let it rest on your face for a couple of minutes and wash it off with chilled water.
If you have naturally brown hair, you might want to use filter coffee to darken the colour. Yes, you heard right! The acid and chemicals coffee contains helps to smoothen the cuticles and add that extra shine and depth to dull hair. Just mix coffee grounds with water and add the paste to your hair after it’s been shampooed. Let it sit there for about 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water and, finally, damp dry using a soft towel. You’ll see and feel the difference for sure!
If you’ve noticed, most eye-packs out there in the market contain caffeine. Since it has anti-inflammatory properties it in, it helps improve the appearance of puffy under-eyes, reduces wrinkles and brightens dark circles. Make a paste of coffee powder, dark chocolate flakes and water, and apply it directly to the skin’s surface. You will notice that it starts to hydrate skin and and makes your eyes appear vibrant and youthful again. You can wash it off with cold water after 5-10 minutes and apply a regular face cream to contribute some extra moisture.
You don’t have to splurge tons of money for a facial or a body scrub massage at the salon anymore. You can do it at home by using coffee as your main beauty ingredient. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties prevent bacteria from damaging skin cells. While coffee does a fab job of brightening tanned skin, it also tightens up your pores. All you have to do is add a tablespoon of coffee powder to a bowl of yoghurt and add in a few drops of water. Mix all the ingredients till it turns into a brown thick paste and apply it your face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes till the paste hardens and wash it off with lukewarm water. This will leave your skin feeling soft, radiant and moist.
Let’s be honest here, cellulite is something we women struggle with. While proper dieting and exercise help fight it, coffee surprisingly helps in the process. A regular homemade coffee scrub helps minimize cellulite spots. While you’re massaging the paste over your thighs and arms, understand that it is also exfoliating them by tightening skin cells and improving blood flow to these areas. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Go give it a shot already!
The dead skin cells and dry skin on your feet? Coffee can transform it! Yes, ladies, a coffee scrub not only removes dead skin cells, it also helps nourishing and moisturizing your feet. Making the scrub at home is not rocket science. All the ingredients can be easily found in your kitchen. All you need is 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, half a cup of coffee powder and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Mix them well, and apply it to your feet! Then, wash it off with lukewarm water. You’ll see the difference after trying it. Images: Shutterstock MUST-READ: #NoMarks: 5 AMAZING Home Remedies For Blemish-Free Skin! MUST-READ: #HelloGorgeous: 11 Homemade Facepacks For Clear, Young Skin!