It is sometimes hard to admit but we city dwellers are addicted to coffee. We can’t even start our day without it. Blame it on the large coffee shops found at every street corner or our whole nation’s obsession over it. But it is hard not to love coffee. It provides us with the internal boost to kick us off every single morning and throughout the day.
Believe it or not those coffee grains work wonders as exfoliating agents for your skin as well. We are not asking you to rub the morning’s dry coffee leftover beans on your skin (Duh!) but if you create a coffee scrub by mixing coffee with other natural ingredients then it won’t take you long to notice the benefits it can produce. Plus it is all natural with no chemicals so that is also great.
Here are some of the benefits you can get by using a coffee scrub:
If you are a person that has to deal with frequent acne breakouts, coffee scrub exfoliators with their anti-inflammatory properties can help you. Its caffeine content combined with powerful antioxidant substances like polyphenols and hydrocinnamic acids can help soothe red and inflamed breakouts.
Source of Antioxidants
Our surroundings are filled with bacteria and pollutants that damage our skin on a regular basis. Since coffee is packed with antioxidants, if used on the skin it can help in protecting it by boosting the skins natural defenses. Antioxidants help in anti-aging as well as protecting us from harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun.
Reduces Puffy Eyes
Coffee increases blood circulation and aids in reducing puffiness. We all get puffy eyed every now and then. Coffee scrubs can help. Caffeine and different compounds like methylxanthine in coffee have a diuretic effect that help in reducing edema or swollen tissues caused by excess fluid retention.
Acts as Anti-Cellulite Agent
A mixture of caffeine, salt and sugar cane can be used to reduce cellulite temporarily. Apply the mixture on your skin in circular motions which will be absorbed by your skin partially breaking down the actual cause of cellulite i.e. fat cells. It also contracts blood vessels around the surface of the skin temporarily, preventing excess fluid build-up which tightens up your skin.
The antioxidants present in coffee beans that we pointed out earlier can also revive dull, tired skin by providing required nutrients to the open pores. The ability of enhancing blood circulation due to its caffeine content works great in exfoliating your skin and brightening it up a little.
Removes Dark Circles
If you want to get rid of the dark circles around your eyes that resurface every time you think they are gone for good, coffee is at your service. Caffeine improves the micro-circulation of blood in your skin, effectively pushing along lethargic blood cells under the dark and tired eyes.
The above mentioned benefits must have further opened your eyes to the enigma that is Coffee. It never fails to surprise us and make us love it even more <3. So buy a coffee scrub exfoliator today or make your own and reap all the benefits.