Who hasn’t heard of the great refreshing and rejuvenating benefits that drinking coffee provides to us? People all over the world drink coffee to keep themselves energized throughout the day; but did you know that it can be used in various beauty recipes to exfoliate the skin, treat under eye dark circles as well as get rid of wrinkles. Not only this, it brings a youthful glow to the skin and removes all unnecessary oils and toxins from the skin, making you feel refreshed. Here are 5 amazing beauty recipes made using freshly ground coffee beans that will help you get rid of dead skin cells, make the skin smooth and healthy and provide you with a healthy glow.
Here Are The 5 Amazing Beauty Recipes With Coffee:
1. DIY Coffee Face Mask
Adding some coffee to your facial mask, especially if applied in the morning, will keep your skin glowing the entire day. Coffee contains antioxidants in abundant amounts and helps eliminate toxins from the skin, thus nourishing and rejuvenating it.
Freshly ground coffee – 2 tablespoons
Cocoa powder – 2 tablespoons
Whole milk / Yogurt – 3 tablespoons
Honey – 1 tablespoon
To prepare the mask, mix all the above mentioned ingredients and apply a thin coat all over your face. Allow the mask to work its magic for about 15 minutes and then wash off with warm water to get fresh and glowing skin.
2. Coffee Exfoliating Facial Scrub
Exfoliating is an essential part of our skin care regimen as it helps to remove dead skin cells and impurities trapped within the pores and makes the skin clean and healthy. Coffee scrub will help to boost the natural renewal process of the body and help in production of new cells, thus providing smooth and glowing skin.
Fresh coffee grounds – 3 tablespoons
Olive / Coconut / Almond / Grape seed Oil – 1 tablespoon
Brown Sugar – 1 tablespoon
To prepare this exfoliating scrub, mix together the above mentioned ingredients in the right proportion. You can increase or reduce the amount of brown sugar depending on the kind of consistency you want your scrub to have. Use this scrub to massage your face gently in circular motion to exfoliate dead skin cells. Rinse with warm water and follow with a moisturizer.
3. Coffee Total Body Scrub
Not only our facial skin, but our entire body requires exfoliating to get rid of accumulated dead skin in order to get healthy and smooth skin free from impurities. The caffeine content of coffee helps to eliminate all unwanted oils from the skin, making it look flawless. Since the coffee granules are rough in texture, they work wonderfully to slough off dead skin and you end up with beautiful-looking smooth skin.
Fresh coffee grounds – ½ cup
Coconut oil – ¼ cup
Coconut palm sugar – ½ cup
Ground cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
Combine all the ingredients and mix well till properly incorporated. In case the coconut oil is solid, you need to heat it gently till it melts. But make sure you allow it to go back to room temperature before adding the rest of the ingredients. This is very important as the ingredients might melt and dissolve in the oil due to the heat. Once combined, store in an air-tight container and use to exfoliate the entire body whenever you want.
4. DIY Coffee Eye Serum For Dark Circles
This natural eye serum helps in boost circulation, plumping the skin around the eyes and getting rid of dark circles.
Coffee oil – 1 tablespoon
Almond / argan oil – 2 teaspoons
Jojoba / rosehip seed oil – 2 teaspoons
Vitamin E Oil – 5 drops
To prepare the serum, first prepare your own coffee oil using ground organic coffee and coconut oil; add in the rest of the oil and store the eye serum in a glass jar I your refrigerator. Massaging this serum gently under the eyes using your fingers will help to diminish dark circles and puffiness and tighten the skin.
5. DIY Coffee Anti-Aging Mask
This is a simple anti-aging mask with just 2 ingredients, both of which are known to individually fight wrinkles. Egg white helps in tightening the pores and makes the skin firmer. On the other hand, coffee grounds work as great exfoliant and reduce inflammation, puffiness and redness of the skin around the eyes.
Egg White – from 1 egg
Fresh coffee grounds – ¼ teaspoon
Whisk both the ingredients together till the coffee grounds are properly mixed into the egg white and you see a froth forming. Now massage this mixture on your face using circular motion for 1-2 minutes, then let it dry for about 25-30 minutes. Once dry, gently peel off the mask and you will end up with smooth, firmer and younger looking skin.