A lot of people cannot start their day without having a fresh cup of joe. And what’s not to love about coffee?
Numerous studies indicate that consuming coffee on a regular basis can not only help improve your health, but offers several other benefits as well.
These benefits include consuming ample amounts of antioxidants, stress relief, improved liver health, elevated mood, reduced risks for skin cancer and type-2 diabetes, improved athletic performance, and improved brain health and intelligence.
But there’s another great reason why coffee is so awesome: It has skincare benefits! Here are three reasons why you should use products made with coffee and/or caffeine as a part of your daily organic skincare routine.
Caffeine can help get rid of puffy eyes
If you drank coffee to get through an all-nighter (for work or for school), here’s another reason to sing praises to caffeine: It can help you get rid of your puffy eyes.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B00W31S2P4″ locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”freshfaceclub-20″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]Caffeine[/easyazon_link] helps reduce both swelling and inflammation of the eyes by acting as a constrictor. Instead of drinking another cup of coffee, though, opt for eye creams which contain caffeine. These creams will help get rid of your puffy eyes faster.
The dark rings that form around your eyes may be caused by several factors including lack of sleep, dehydration or even genetics. If you have naturally dark circles, caffeine creams can reduce both puffiness and inflammation.
On top of that, caffeine can help reduce the build-up of blood beneath your eyes which can also lead to dark circles.
Caffeine can temporarily hide cellulite
If you are going to the beach and you want your [easyazon_link identifier=”B00PKIE760″ locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”freshfaceclub-20″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]cellulite[/easyazon_link] to magically disappear (albeit momentarily) use skin scrubs which contain coffee.
Be warned, though — these scrubs can help hide cellulites and firm the skin momentarily. The results only last about three hours or so.
Also, avoid scrubbing your skin too hard as this will only result in skin irritation which can then lead to inflammation.
According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, skin creams which have caffeine as one of the main ingredients can effectively reduce the size of cellulite cells by as much as 17 percent.
In another study conducted by the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro, it was discovered that caffeine can reduce hip diameter by as much as 70 percent.
Coffee can make your skin smoother
Coffee bean grounds can be used as an exfoliant for your body. Using warm coffee bean grounds, sea salt and olive oil, you can make your own organic skincare products at home.
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Alternatively, you can also purchase body scrubs which have coffee bean grounds as one of their main ingredients!
Here is a different Caffeine Scrub recipe to try out. Let us know what you think!