A Smoother Skin Thanks to Caffeine

Did you know that coffee is healthy for your skin? Here are the four reasons why coffee is. At the end of this article, we’ll even teach you how to make your own coffee scrub!

Coffee is a natural exfoliator

The rough texture of coffee makes it one of the best beauty scrubs out there—both for your face and body. A freshly roasted, ground coffee takes away dry and dead skin cells and prompts the rejuvenation of the skin. It’s more powerful than any other scrub, to be honest. And that’s because of the coarser grind of coffee compared to other sugar or gel scrub exfoliants. Coffee can moisturize the skin, leaving you with a soft, baby-like skin for days.

Coffee is loaded with antioxidants

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We all know that caffeine is good for the body because it can renew the mind. But drinking coffee is also a great way to fight the free radicals in the environment? Coffee can boost our natural defenses which can protect our skin cell energy. In other words, coffee can help brighten the skin by protecting it from the pollution.

Coffee stimulates blood circulation

Caffeine can affect the skin in a good way by stimulating the flow of blood, which can enhance its outward appearance. If you apply a coffee scrub in a circular motion, the caffeine and the motion will help get rid of acne, cellulite, and stretch marks.

Coffee can make the skin smooth

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Want your skin to glow? Drink coffee! Thanks to the tissue repairing qualities of caffeine, your skin cells will regrow and be brighter and smoother than ever before. Coffee also increased collagen which can retain the hydration in your skin. Plus, it can also improve the elasticity of your skin. Seriously, you have to drink coffee now and make your own scrub! If you don’t have a coffee machine yet, I’ll give you advice: Coffee-channel has reviewed the top 5 keurig machines, and all you have to do is to check them out.

DIY Coffee Scrub

Now it’s high time to make your homemade coffee scrub to keep that skin all fresh and smooth!

Prepare:

  • coffee1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/4 cup of coffee grounds
  • 3/4 cup of olive oil (or carrier oil such as almond, jojoba, and macadamia nut)
  • Optional: Essential oil (for scent)

Procedure

  1. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, coffee grounds, and olive oil.
  2. Add a teaspoon of honey.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Transfer in a secured plastic container.

This coffee scrub is good for two weeks. Use it when you take a shower. Be sure your skin isn’t dry before you apply it. Remember that coffee grounds are a bit coarse, so you have to ensure your skin is damp or wet to avoid irritation on the dry skin. When you rub it, do so gently and in a circular motion. Let it stay in your face or body for a minute or two before you thoroughly rinse it. It’s crucial to give the coffee scrub ample time to rejuvenate your skin.

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Daily Routines for Healthy Skin

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Keeping your skin healthy does not have to be costly. While there are a lot of top quality products out there that could keep your skin in good condition, you do not have to spend more on them just to take better care of your skin. Here are some of the things you can do at home to protect your skin.

Spend less time in the shower. If you are among those people who enjoy long, hot showers, you may want to start taking shorter and colder ones from now on. Hot showers, especially if taken longer, may leave your skin dry and strip you of natural oils that provide natural nourishment and protection for your skin.

Choose skin care products for your skin type. Pick face care and cosmetic items that suit your skin type best. Stick to mild products that are gentler on your skin. Read labels ad check what chemicals are used that may be potentially harmful to your skin and the environment.

Keep your face clean using a natural facial wash. Prepare your own facial wash using home ingredients such as milk, aloe vera, or honey. Sticking to a daily facial wash routine can keep impurities away and prevent the onset of blemishes.

Make your own beauty products. You can make your own products that will help keep your skin healthy and glowing. Start with ingredients that you can find in your kitchen or garden. Aloe vera, honey, and oatmeal are just some of the household items you can use to clean and rejuvenate your skin.

Remove dead skin cells. Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells. Use a gentle scrub and prepare your own natural exfoliating scrub using a mixture of coconut oil and sugar among others.

Enjoy your oranges. Eating oranges or drinking plenty of freshly squeezed orange juice can give you the Vitamin C, which is needed in producing collagen. Collagen helps in maintaining smooth, healthy skin. You can also add other Vitamin C-rich foods in your diet such as kiwis and guavas.

Drink plenty of water. Stay hydrated by drinking the recommended daily amount of water. And combined with healthy habits like eating nutritious meals, getting quality sleep, and exercising regularly, you can keep your skin healthy and glowing every day.