There are a lot of things we’ve heard about coffee. From myths like “drinking coffee can turn your complexion dark” to the somewhat-true it’ll make your skin dull and dehydrated”–coffee is hardly considered your skin’s best friend.
But picture abhi baki hai meri dost! Turns out that this villain is actually the hero of the film, or in this case, for your skin!
Beauty brands have tapped into the heroic pulse of coffee and are using it abundantly in face scrubs, eye creams, and masques.
Wondering why? Well, what drinking coffee can’t do, topical application can. So, let’s go on this quest for coffee and discover just what coffee can do for your sundar twacha!
Coffee is an excellent exfoliator
Freshly-ground coffee beans mixed with some water can be used as a face and body scrub. It gently scrapes off dead skin and brightens the skin. You can also make the scrub with honey or coconut oil instead of water for a moisture boost.
It also offers UV protection
Coffee is endowed with antioxidants that protect the skin from the damaging effects of harsh UV rays. Oh, by the way, you can encash this benefit even by drinking your daily cuppa.
Coffee can reduce dark circles and fight puffy eyes
Applying a coffee paste (you can make it with yogurt, honey, or coconut oil) under your eyes can reduce puffiness and inflammation. The reason? Coffee has chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory properties amongst other things.
Coffee for skin tightening
According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, massaging coffee on your skin, and even drinking coffee, can assist with lymphatic drainage and tighten the skin tissue to improve cellulite appearance.
Well, that was it for your skin–but coffee has benefits for your scalp and hair too. So, stay tuned for that!