Coffee lovers are used to the fact that a cup of this drink energizes. But, in addition to this, coffee is widely used in cosmetology. It increases skin elasticity, tones it, protects from harmful UV radiation, and has many more beneficial properties, which you will learn about in this article.
Coffee in cosmetology is used in a wide variety of ways, but it is always just freshly ground coffee, not instant coffee. In the treatment of cellulite, caffeine improves blood circulation and speeds up metabolism, has a beneficial effect on the walls of blood vessels, causing them to contract.
When used in facial cosmetology, coffee saturates the skin with helpful acids and minerals, and the oils it contains nourish, smooth and tone the skin. It becomes more tender and elastic.
Caffeine extracts fluid well. This property is used to relieve puffiness under the eyes.
We can even use coffee in hair care! True, it is not recommended for blondes to wear it, as it gives the hair not only shine, but also a nice brown tint.
Many cosmetic companies have adopted coffee as an ingredient in anti-aging face and body creams and gels. If you don’t want to pay for expensive cosmetics, you can make them at home with natural ingredients. In addition to scrubs, which are covered in a separate article, you can get other products from coffee for hair and coffee for skin.
To give your hair a nice shine and tone, you can prepare the following coffee decoction for your hair: 3 tsp. pour 3 tablespoons of coffee. water and cook for 10 minutes. Let the mixture cool and then rinse your hair after washing.
If by increasing blood flow to the skin you can get rid of “orange peel”, why not use the same property to strengthen hair? Mix ground coffee, egg yolk, a teaspoon of lemon juice and honey, apply to hair and leave for 20 minutes. This mask simultaneously cares for both hair and scalp.
The effect of coffee on the skin can also be beneficial, although it gives you a slight tan. There is a simple recipe for an invigorating lotion: brew the coffee hard and freeze it in ice cube trays. The effect of caffeine is enhanced by the natural vasoconstriction property of cold. Iced coffee for the face is just what tired skin needs. In addition, you can surprise those around you with a light tan in the middle of winter. Just remember to clean your face and neck, otherwise the effect can not be called tanning.
To improve the appearance of your skin, use a coffee mask. After mixing cosmetic clay and coffee grounds in a 2: 1 ratio, add a few drops of lemon essential oil (or fresh lemon juice) and water there to make a soft dough. Quench some baking soda with vinegar or boiling water and add to the batter. Stir and massage onto face for 10 minutes and rinse. This mask will gradually cleanse and tighten pores, improve complexion, and tone skin.
For tired mature skin, you can recommend the following recipe: 1 tsp each. Mix coffee, honey, and sour cream with a raw egg. If the skin is also dry, add a tablespoon of sour cream. Apply for 12 minutes and rinse. Your face will be fresh, hydrated and toned afterwards.
The following coffee mask will help hydrate dry skin: 1 tsp. coffee, 1 tbsp. Oils (almond, olive, even vegetable), a little cinnamon and salt. After such a procedure, your skin will simply “sing”.
And here is a good mask to clean oily and combination skin: peel and grind a small apple in a blender, mix with coffee in a 2: 1 ratio and apply on the skin. Wash off after 10 minutes. Fruit acids will give your face a fresh look and remove excess sebum.
Most face mixes can also be used as body wash, just increase the ingredients in equal proportions.
You may have the impression that only finely ground coffee will find its place in cosmetology. If you have coarse ground coffee, it doesn’t matter, peel off the heels. This part of our body always requires special care. Mix equal proportions of coffee and sea salt and add a little olive oil or other oil to soften. Of course, before the procedure, the heels must be steamed.
The beneficial effects of coffee on the skin of the face, body and hair have been proven for a long time. If you love yourself and your body, and you can’t live without coffee either, be sure to find time for coffee procedures.