Whether it’s after a hard day at work or to stay awake in the boring meetings, to continue the late-night work/study, or to start your morning afresh, something that keeps us going is Coffee. Coffee has become our primary friend in the hustle and bustle of our daily life. A strong freshly brewed coffee uplifts our mood and sets everything alright.
Be it an evening date or a morning meeting we prefer coffee over any other beverage most of the time. But do you know this potion of our strength has many other benefits other than just to help us stay awake? What? You don’t agree? Well then read ahead to know how coffee can help your skin to glow and hair to dance happily.
Amazing Benefits of Coffee For Skin & Hair
The use of coffee is an easy way to boost your skin and hair look. Coffee when used in a grounded form creates wonders for us. The right use of coffee will leave your skin supple and also make your hair healthy and shiny. Let’s have a look.
1. Coffee as an Exfoliator
We know that coffee grounds don’t dissolve in water and thus they make an excellent exfoliator. They remove the dead cells from your skin thus promoting a glow on your face. Using coffee as a scrub will clean up the depositions from your skin gently without the use of any harsh chemicals. So why do we need to spend hundreds of bucks on those scrubs which contain microbeads that are bad for the oceans? Not just for our healthy skin but also the love of oceans let’s try coffee as our scrub the next time.
2. Coffee as the UV Rays Protector
One of the most important aspects of our skincare routine is sunscreen. We often don’t give importance to the use of sunscreen. However, you will be surprised to know that coffee can act as a natural sunscreen and protect you from harmful UV rays without burning any hole in your pocket. Research has proved that the consumption and application of coffee can significantly reduce the risk of skin cancer. The use of coffee reduces photodamage which is the major cause of skin diseases. Try using a coffee mask after your next beach vacation return as it reduces the sunburns too.
3. Coffee as an Antioxidant
Most of the skincare products available in the market have antioxidants as it’s very important for healthy skin. UV rays and pollution is the major cause of oxidative damage caused to our skin. Coffee is antioxidant and its regular use will reduce the skin irritation caused by pollutants. The study has proven that coffee can reduce the appearance of fine lines, sunburns, and redness thus giving it an anti-aging property too. Continuous use of coffee will reverse the age and tighten your skin. Who doesn’t want to look youthful? So go ahead and try it out yourself.
4. Coffee for Cellulite
Cellulite has become a part and parcel of our life. Yes, we know we love to accept our body as it is but what if we tell you to reduce those skin dimples naturally? Scrubbing coffee regularly promotes good blood flow which in turn helps to reduce the presence of cellulite in the skin. Coffee tightens the skin and makes your skin shiny and smooth. Besides this coffee mask will brighten your skin too.
5. Coffee as an Anti-acne
Some researchers have proven coffee to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties too. There are many germs causing skin irritations that lead to Acne. Coffee fight off the germs that cause breakouts and acne. A combination of coffee mask and scrub will help you to fight acne and leave your skin supple and healthy.
6. Coffee for Dark Circles
We already know that coffee is anti-inflammatory and also boosts blood flow. When applied under the eye it will naturally tighten the skin and increase the blood flow thus reducing the under-eye build-up. So next time you get up with a hangover don’t just drink a cup of coffee but also dab some liquid under your puffy eyes.
7. Coffee for Hair PH Level
Coffee and hair both are acidic. We need to maintain the right pH level of our scalp for healthy hair growth. Often we spend a lot in deciding the right pH level shampoo however we end up using too many chemicals in our hair. So instead of using harsh chemicals to maintain the pH level, give the coffee a try. It can maintain the natural pH level of your hair and also rebalances it if required. Rinsing hair with coffee grounds and scrubbing the scalp with it can help you to remove the dead skin from your scalp.
8. Coffee as a Natural Hair Color
The coffee shade looks amazing on brown-colored hair people. It is safe and helps you to achieve depth to your natural brown shade without the use of chemicals. You can use strong and we’ll brew coffee in your hair and let it sit for a few hours to get an amazing hair color. Repeat a few times for better results. This color will make your hair look naturally brown and also add shine to it.
9. Coffee for Stronger Hair
Since coffee improves blood circulation it directly promotes hair growth when massaged into the scalp. Better flow of blood stimulates hair follicles which leads to better hair growth. Coffee also makes your hair soft and shiny and gives a lustrous look to your hair. Next time don’t forget to add coffee to your hair mask for extraordinary results.
Coffe Homemade Packs for Skin & Hair
1. Coffee and olive oil pack
Coffee with its anti-oxidant property and olive oil which is rich in fatty acid will rejuvenate your skin. Mix 2 tsp of coffee grounds with 2 tsp of olive oil and massage gently on your face. Leave it for 30 min and wash away. Use some olive oil to moisturize the skin. This mask will remove the dead cells and also brighten your skin.
2. Coffee and honey as a lip scrub
Mix a tsp of coffee with a tsp of scrub and gently rub it on your lips before using your lipstick. Apply a simple lip balm and wait for some time. This pack will make your lip ready for your next lipstick application. By Lorenzo ving the chaffed lip skin it will make your lip smooth and soft allowing better application of lip stains.
3. Coffee hair color
Brew some strong coffee and pour it over your head into the hair when cooled. Let it set in by covering with a hair cap. Wash away and repeat a few times till you get your desired shade. This coffee hair color is natural and gives a nice brown shade to your hair.
4. Coffee cellulite scrub
Make a thick paste of coffee and coconut oil and knead it in the cellulite-prone areas like thighs and buttocks. Massage in a circular motion to increase the blood flow. This will result in firmer and less dimpled skin.
5. Undereye pack
Use a chilled coffee ground in water under your eyes. Let it set in for 10 mins and wash it away gently. The anti-inflammatory properties of coffee will help to reduce puffiness from your eyes. Eventually, It will also lighten the skin under your eye saying bye-bye to the dark circles.
6. Hair shine mask
Brew some coffee and use it to massage gently into your scalp and hair. It will deep cleanse your hair and remove the dead skin cells promoting good hair growth. Massaging coffee in your hair will also make your hair soft and shiny. You can rinse the coffee with cool water and continue your normal shampoo and conditioning routine. Use this routine regularly for the best results.
7. Antibacterial and skin lightening coffee pack
Take 2 tbsp of grounded coffee and squeeze some lemon juice to achieve the desired consistency for massaging. Massage this pack lightly to your skin. The antibacterial and skin-lightening properties of coffee and lemon will help you to cleanse your skin, fight away germs and remove dark spots. This pack is beneficial for acne-prone skin as well. This pack when used consistently can remove blemishes, tan, and give a shiny glow to your skin.
Things to note before you start using coffee
- Although we know how useful coffee is for our hair and skin, we need to remember to use it cautiously.
- Coffee is dehydrating and hence its overuse can adversely affect your hair and skin.
- Some combinations of coffee like sugar and milk can cause acne if used in access.
- Overconsumption of coffee can lead to sleeplessness and it can also affect your digestive system.
- If you are using any coffee-based treatment and you don’t see its result then you must visit a dermatologist for better treatment of your problem. Always check out for any allergy before consuming or applying coffee externally.
Coffee is a miraculous product that boosts our skin and hair look, however, use it wisely for better results. Coffee treatments can be done once a week and consistency is the key to achieving the desired result. Besides being chemical-free, the use of coffee is good for the environment as well. Although natural products take time to show the result they are effective and do not harm your skin as the chemicals do. So grab an extra bottle of coffee on your next visit to the supermarket, especially for your skin and hair, and enjoy its benefits.