Coffee is part of my daily routine. It’s something I look forward to and something I don’t meet an afternoon without. So, you can only guess my elation when I discovered that not only does liquid coffee perk up my day, I various elements of coffee can boost my skincare routine as well. Talk about good news!
Here are 5 ways our loyal friend, coffee, can amp up your skincare routine too … which one will you try first?
Now, I can’t promise any magic or overnight results, but using coffee grounds as a scrub invigorates the skin, increases blood flow and in effect, tightens skin. All those things aid in reducing cellulite so welcome coffee into your daily routine!
Remove Dead Skin
Coffee grounds are the perfect consistency for exfoliating. I love mixing a teaspoon or two of coffee grounds with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba and scrubbing it all over. Say goodbye to dull, dry skin. Exfoliating with coffee grounds will bring about a new, glowing version of yourself!
Eliminate Under Eye Circles
Have dark circles? Soak a soft wash cloth in warm coffee and place under your eyes. The caffeine gets to work almost immediately and can help reduces shadows and puffiness.
Speaking of bright, fresh skin, after you exfoliate, nourish your skin with a fabulous face mask. Mix plain yogurt and coffee grounds in a 2:1 ratio. Apply the paste and relax for 10-15 minutes before washing it off. Since coffee is packed with caffeine, your face gets a rush of stimulation boosting circulation.
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Fight Premature Aging
Did you know there are antioxidants in coffee? There are! So, the next time you feel guilty for your morning coffee habit, drink up! Brewed coffee releases flavonoids and help fight premature aging caused my overexposure to light, pollution, and other chemicals.
I never thought I could be more thankful for coffee, but now, I’m thanking my lucky stars for it in all its forms. Liquid, paste, scrub, and grounds … that stuff will forever be a part of my regular routine.
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