Coffee lovers will be fascinated to hear that coffee not only boosts their mood but this antioxidant beauty can also help improve your skin, appearance and hair. So what are you waiting for? Let’s find out how coffee makes you more beautiful in 6 amazing ways.
1. Reduce tired eyes
Coffee is known to be a vasodilator as it can reduce the puffiness under your eye. Putting coffee on your skin’s surface can constrict and dehydrate blood vessels. This is because the area under your eyes is a lymphatic channel that drains poorly and caffeine helps a lot in removing water from the system. For under-eye dark circle, the vessel-constricting effect of coffee temporarily helps to hide them.
Coffee is considered to be a wonderful natural exfoliant. This is because it contains caffeic acid, which can help boost collagen production and has anti-inflammatory effects. It also serves as a skin stimulant.
In making the scrub just mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil or water and 1 tablespoon of ground coffee. If you use olive oil, you can skip applying a moisturizer afterward since it will leave your skin super-moisturized.
3. Brighten your face
Coffee mask can brighten your face, soften lines and prevent clogged pores. This is because the acid present in coffee gives a chemical and mechanical exfoliation. It also helps boosts your skin’s protective layer keeping viruses and bacteria away.
For the coffee mask, combine a glass of fresh milk with 3 3 tablespoons of coffee powder. Then apply the mixture into your face and neck. Massage your skin gently and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse with water after.
4. Makes you feel good
A study conducted by the National Institute of Health showed that those who drink 4 or more cups of coffee were about 10% less likely to be depressed than those who skipped on coffee. This is not because of the “caffeine high” but rather due to the antioxidants present in coffee.
5. Could make you less stressed
A study conducted at the Seoul National University discovered that stressed-out rats due to sleep deprivation and that were exposed to coffee’s scent and aroma, experienced changes in brain proteins related to stress. This however, only relates to stress due to sleep deprivation.
6. Improve hair color
Coffee is a great hair color enhancer. It can add dimension, shine and even darken hair.
You can add depth to your hair color by mixing coffee grounds with water into paste and apply to damp and shampooed hair. Coffee’s acidity will also smooth the cuticle of the hair giving it an extra shine.