Coffee is well-known as a beverage and for some people the fuel to get them ready for their day ahead. But have you ever thought of using coffee in your skincare routine? Well, I have, and it turns out coffee can have several benefits when it comes to skincare. There are many ways to use coffee, and this one ingredient can help make numerous DIY face packs. So, let’s get started!
Four Ways Coffee Can Help Your Skin:
1. Natural Exfoliator
Coffee, because of its texture can be great for exfoliating your skin. When you rub coffee mixed with different ingredients, it gently removes dead skin cells and leaves your skin looking soft and glowing.
2. Can Help Slow down Ageing
Not to deny that coffee is rich in antioxidants and that means it can slow down signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. Because of certain properties that coffee possesses, it increases the elasticity of your skin and tightens it, thus preventing sagging and keeping that youthful look intact.
3. Reduces Puffiness Around the Eyes
Stress or being burnt out can cause puffiness around your eyes. Have a party or a meeting to attend? Worry not. Coffee is the answer to your problems. A finely homemade coffee mask can reduce swelling around the eyes and thereby giving you a fresh look.
4. Can Help with Dark Circles
Coffee can make your life easier by being a solution to the most common problem we have. Yes, it’s our dark circles that fail to go no matter what we do but with coffee, I guess you need not worry. Dark circles can appear for several reasons such as disturbed sleep, being dehydrated, genetics, etc. While coffee cannot help with the dark circles that appear because of genetics, it can surely work for other reasons. Using coffee can reduce the blood that gets accumulated under your eyes and causes darkness.
While this one ingredient can have many added benefits, it’s best to do a patch test before including any ingredient in your skincare routine.
However natural the ingredient is, we all have a different skin type and what may work for one person, may not work for the other. So it’s always better to be sure before deciding on long term incorporation.