Aug 22, 2014
The food and beverages we consume affect how our skin looks. Coffee has been one of the world's most popular and widely consumed beverages for thousands of years. It is known as a beverage to give energising start to your day and a de-stressing drink. Coffee has many other benefits as well. Did you know that latte-sipping can be beneficial for skin in several ways?
A cup of coffee comes loaded with antioxidants to keep skin cells healthy and prevent premature ageing. The caffeine in coffee renders several benefits for your skin, from treating inflammation to reducing the appearance of under-eye circles, and eliminating cellulite appearance. Here are the reasons you should consider making coffee a part of your skin care routine.
Caffeine can help you get rid of puffy eyes. It reduces swelling and inflammation by constricting small blood vessels. This is the reason why eye creams have caffeine as an ingredient in them. Just like topical treatments, sipping coffee can help you counter skincare problem.
Coffee can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Getting rid of cellulite by scrubbing your with coffee isn’t the right way as it could irritate the skin. And when there is irritation of the skin, it can lead to inflammation and swelling. Sipping on a cup of coffee allows for skin-firming, though the effects may only last for about three hours.
Owing to the anti-inflammatory properties, caffeine is used as a key ingredient in cellulite creams, wherein caffeine's ability to cause dehydration is put to good use. The caffeine helps draw excess fluid from fat cells and improves skin's appearance.
There can be many reasons behind dark under-eye circles, including dehydration, allergies, lack of sleep or genetics. Sipping on coffee can help you get rid of dark circles under the eye but it cannot erase hereditary dark circles. It reduces the build-up of blood under your eyes which contributes to dark shadows.
Caffeine can be used as an exfoliator on dry skin. You need to make a homemade scrub out of coffee bean grounds. Just remember that scrubs shouldn't hurt and make sure you grind the coffee beans to a fine powered form. Combine grinded warm coffee grounds with a half cup of sea salt and two tablespoons olive oil. Apply the mixture to dry skin and brush it onto the dry area of the skin. Keep it for at least 5 minutes before wash off in the shower.
Caffeine can be incorporated into your skin care routine for an evenly toned, smooth skin. Now that you know coffee can perk up your skin, you have another reason to drink coffee every day.
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