Surprising Skin Benefits Of Coffee
Coffee. It gets some of us through the morning, helps us stay motivated through the afternoon, and is a perfect companion to our gossip sessions. However, the benefits of coffee go further than we realise, with the caffeine doing more than stimulating our senses, it also benefits our skin.
Antioxidants are found in coffee, similar to those found in super foods, such as blueberries. These antioxidants are released when coffee is brewed, helping to fight premature ageing, so stop and enjoy your cuppa, to awaken your body and skin. These benefits also enhance shine and prevent hair breaking too.
Not only can we benefit from the enjoyment of drinking coffee, we can also enjoy benefits from applying coffee to our skin. It has properties which help to reduce puffiness on our face, so hide that bad nights sleep by enjoying a cup of the black stuff, and then apply an eye cream containing caffeine to your skin to reduce swelling.
Other applications include using grounded coffee beans on your skin to work as an exfoliator. Add olive oil to the beans to moisturise your skin as you exfoliate, ridding you of dead skin cells, leaving you with soft, smooth skin. This fantastic exfoliation, combined with the stimulant of caffeine makes coffee a great option for ridding of cellulite and rough skin. The fatty deposits are broken down by the properties found in caffeine, reducing the dimpling effect us women love to hate.
By putting coffee onto your skin in the form of a face mask, the dark beans can brighten tired, dull skin. Brighter skin, hair and eyes helps you to look younger and more vibrant. Hair masks or simply washing hair with dark coffee can work in the same way for people with dark hair. The dark colour of strong coffee can enhance your colour if brewed for a long time before application. Dazzle everyone with your luscious locks and a brighter complexion. Hair masks with caffeine also enhance hair growth by stimulating follicle's to promote hair growth. What more can a girl ask for?
Research suggests coffee applied topically can also help to prevent skin cancer and sun burn. Applying coffee onto your body protects your skin by inhibiting a protein enzyme from within. This reduces your risk of red, burned skin, as well as keeping you safer from skin cancer. Perhaps we'll soon be seeing coffee sunscreen in our supermarkets.
The smell of coffee also offers benefits. By inhaling the delicious scent of coffee, your sense of smell is reset. This is beneficial when trying to choose a new perfume or cologne. After smelling several perfumes, your nose gets tired and you struggle to tell the difference between different smells. Coffee can help you get back to neutral, leaving you to choose your favourite smell.
So there you have it, put the kettle on and get yourself a tasty coffee. Drink it, wear it, wash with it and smell it! You'll feel and look refreshed and rejuvenated.