Dark circles and puffy eyes
Make a paste of the grounded coffee, and apply it to the under eye area and eyelids. Apart from providing you relief, the pack would also reduce swelling of tissues around your eyes. It would also lighten the under eye skin. Combination of caffeine and antioxidants in coffee shrink the blood vessels lying under the skin. It also removes excess water from your dermis by acting as a diuretic.
Coffee can act as an excellent scrub that can exfoliate our skin and eliminate cellulite to bring out a cleaner complexion. Unlike fancy exfoliators, it is effective without being harsh on skin. Coffee beans contain high amount of chlorogenic acid, which boosts collagen production, hence works as a great skin stimulant. You can mix coconut oil or olive oil with the coffee powder, until it has a paste-like consistency. You can then gently scrub your face, cellulite prone areas or your entire body.
Prevents excess oil and blackheads
coffee can act as a quick remedy to remove those dirty black spots on nose, chin and forehead. Coffee gives you a natural approach to fight both, popping those difficult blackheads out, as well as reducing the excess oil. Oil, dirt and pollution are great contributors in clogging the pores, which lead to blackheads. Coffee, a good source of antioxidants, repairs this damage, caused due to environmental pollutants and free radicals.
Active ingredients in coffee leads to healthy and energised skin, by reducing pigmentation. Therefore, it can be used in facials to brighten and tighten the skin. It encourages blood circulation, and helps the skin get rid of cellulite. In short, it revitalises skin cells and injects life into dull skin. You can use coffee grounded with some fruits and apply it as a face mask. It would bolster skin’s protective barrier. It also fights bacteria and fungi that lands on the skin all the time.
At times, soap and water just aren’t enough to get away with that bad body odour. For instance, stubborn smell of onions and excessive perspiration become a real dampener to your personality. But, this problem can be put aside with the help of coffee. By rubbing coarse grounded coffee onto your skin or soaking yourself in a coffee bath with rich fragrance, you can battle out that bad odour. With this DIY toiletry, you can make yourself smell sensuous, and re-define your individuality.
Goodness of coffee is not limited to your skin alone. It is miraculous for your hair as well. Brewed coffee solution when applied on hair, makes them shiny and healthier. You can also exfoliate your scalp to do away with those old dead cells, which makes hair frizzy, dry and tangled. The antioxidants in coffee work against the chemicals that lead to hair fall. Few experts even suggest using espresso (applying brewed ground coffee with warm water to hair and rinse after 20 minutes), as it renders shiny hair, fight dandruff and soothes itchiness. The acidity of the coffee also smoothens the cuticle of the hair.
Relaxes your feet
Coffee not only rouses up the sleepy heads but it revives your feet too. Being a huge relaxant, it works greatly on tired cells of the feet. Coffee foot soak or scrub can provide huge relief to the most tortured part of the body. You can mix oatmeal with coffee for a fantastic foot scrub. Also, try a soothing coffee foot soak by mixing half a cup coffee in a half-filled tub of water. To make the solution aromatic, you can also add essential oils and a spoon of vanilla essence.
The readily available coffee is not only a remedy for dry and damaged hair, but also adds depth to your hair colour. Those who feel awkward with those grey strands, can now naturally cover them up with a coffee paste. You can make a hair pack by adding coffee to henna. Apply the pack on hair and leave it till it dries. Then wash it off with a mild shampoo. The active ingredients would leave your hair golden and lustrous.