Most of us rely heavily on caffeine to stay awake and keep going through the day. But very few know that the coffee you drink actually contains a lot of beauty benefits!
Ironically, it is advised not to drink so much caffeinated beverages because of the adverse effects it can have on your health. Since it’s great for the outer parts of your body, you have another reason to keep coffee stocked up in your kitchen (and as part of your beauty kit). Here’s a rundown of the beauty benefits of caffeine.
You know those puffy under eyes that are such a pain to conceal with makeup? Applying leftover ground from your coffee under your eyes and on your eyelids for about 20 minutes is all you need to do the trick (make sure you rinse off with cool water when the 20 minutes are up).
The powerful antioxidants found in caffeine help to reduce the inflammation. When you apply coffee under your eyes, the coffee penetrates deep into the skin and down to the cells to slow down cell damage. That is what helps to reduce the puffiness.
Effective for exfoliation
Exfoliation is an important part of your beauty routine. If you’re thinking of going all natural, then coffee grounds make an effective scrub. Apply the coffee grounds on your face and gently rub to remove the dead skin cells. This will make your skin feel soft and smooth. Apart from giving a nice smooth finish, it will help boost the collagen production in your skin. This is because coffee contains Caffeic acid which is the collagen producing property in coffee.
Promotes hair growth
You all know how much attention I pay to my hair since I went natural, well I have researched and one of the main causes of hair loss is the inflammation of the hair follicles. Thanks to the rich dose of antioxidants found in coffee, it helps reduce inflammation and restore hair growth. Even if you’re not suffering from hair loss, applying coffee on your hair will help prevent any occurrence of premature hair loss.
Enhances the color of your hair
Want to tint your hair without using harsh chemicals? Coffee will do the trick. Prepare some strong brewed coffee or mix 1-2 teaspoons of coffee grounds to your conditioner and apply it to your hair. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, and then wash it off. You will see the colour of your hair deepen and you will notice your hair has a nice luxurious scent of coffee too.
Reduces the presence of cellulite
Who would have thought coffee grounds could reduce the presence of cellulite, right? Well it does. Apply the coffee grounds on wherever you have cellulite and massage it in for a while and then wash it off. Do this regularly and you will start to notice the presence of cellulite will be minimized.
This is because caffeine helps in dehydrating the fat cells and increases the blood circulation which will tighten, brighten and make your skin smooth. So brilliant!
Protects you from the damaging effects of the sun
When you apply coffee topically your skin gets protected from UV (ultra violate) damage which reduces the risk of skin cancer. The antioxidants found in caffeine help to repair sun damage on your skin. This is done by blocking the protein called ataxia telangiectasia (ATR).
Are you as shocked as I am with these beauty benefits of Caffeine? I bet the caffeine junkies (me me me) will be excited. I know I am.
Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Thanks for reading.
I used to collect the left-over coffee grounds in the morning to be used to exfoliate at night. Thanks for reminding me! Must do it again, especially since it drives me nuts when the husband just throws it down the sink!
Ah well smart Dean.
This post is really useful. I use coffee and Jojoba oil as a natural scrub and it’s amazing how soft my skin is afterwards 🙂 x
Glad you found it useful.
I love the concept of using natural substances in beauty regimes – I didn’t know that coffee was one of them! I will try the cellulite one soon!
Lets know how it goes…
I’m not actually a fan of coffee as a beverage but it’s definitely interesting and useful to know that there are ways coffee can actually benefit us! Good to know!
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Glad you found it useful Emily.
I never knew it was great for Hair growth! My hair takes forever to grow. Interesting post Stella
It is. Glad you found it interesting Angela.
I didn’t know a lot of this information! This is a fantastic post! Also, it makes me feel better about the caffeine that I drink everyday. I have been trying to get my hair long again for months now, and who knew that this was helping it out! If I had brown hair I would definitely try out the coffee in my conditioner, but I am too afraid now, haha!
Yea it made me feel better too..Lol.
I’ve heard of some of these benefits, but didn’t know all of them. Great and very useful post- thank you!
I really want to try a coffee scrub, bet they smell amazing too
Yea am sure they would.
I am obsessed with coffee scrubs and they do amazing things to your skin and it smells amazing x
Yea I love the smell.
I would love for my hair to smell like coffee – but I don’t know if The Mr. could take it. He doesn’t like coffee 🙁
May not be a good idea then..
Am actually just starting my transition yeah I want my natural hair
Do I go on and use coffee or I should use it afterwards
Maybe you should wait until you have transitioned fully, then use it..
I love the idea of this! I’m not a massive coffee lover myself but after reading these benefits caffeine might have to be come my new best friend!
Ah nice Becca.
I misread the title when clicking on this post. I thought it said something about the shocking beautiful benefits of coffee. Not what I was expecting, but still found it enjoyable even if I was looking more for health benefits.
Ah cool. Glad you found it enjoyable still.
I’ve heard really good things about using coffee in body scrubs!
Yea so have I.
Well this is amazing news! My one vice is my coffee. Good to know all these benefits. Kaz x
Yea I was pleasantly surprised x
I am quite shocked at these benefits, makes me almost wish I drank coffee now x
I had a coffee body scrub a little while ago, and it was absolutely amazing! Not only did it do a great job of exfoliation, but the oils from the coffee left my skin super soft and hydrated. Made the bathroom smell like a coffee shop for hours afterwards too, haha! x
I love a good coffee scrub (smells amazing!) but I didn’t know about some of these other benefits 🙂
Yea many don’t.
I really enjoy using coffee based products as the benefits are endless. My particular favourites are body scrubs.
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Ah cool Jordanne.
The coffee scrub is my best scrub to exfoliate! it smells so nice and gets the job done! Ive read a lot about reducing cellulite with coffee! Must try it tomorrow!
I am yet to try a coffee scrub..Will do one of these days.
This is a fantastic post! I didn’t know there were so many benefits!
I have used coffee in a homemade face mask before actually!
I am a total coffee addict, I drink so many cups each day. I have neve ever thought to use it for beauty treatments though x
Yea many are unaware of the fab beauty benefits x
Strangely enough I was reading an article earlier today on the benefits of coffee. It was the body health. It is a good protector of the liver too in moderation. Great read Stella
Yea I have heard it is when taken in moderation. Thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed it.
I have read a lot about it too. Great post Stella.
Thanks Moji. Have a fab weekend.
I love a coffee, but I only tend to have 1 a day. I never knew it could help with cellulite, thats like the best news ever!
It does when you apply on.
I’ve just got a coffee body scrub made with real beans – it shocked me too when I realised it could have beauty properties.
I need to try a coffee scrub.
Yup I’m excited I’m off to brew up an espresso and get beautiful – thank you! You’ve made my week!
These benefits are not for drinking..
I am not a lover of coffee but I never knew it has so many beauty advantages. Thank you for this eye opening awareness. I will go for it right away.
Thanks Osime x
I knew about puffiness and cellulite, but not that it could help hair growth and protect against sunlight! How interesting. Now, if only could get these benefits drinking it, rather than applying it to your body! (Lucy/R is for Hoppit)
Yea I wish I could get the benefits drinking it too..
I had no idea caffeine benefits your hair! Wow!
Yea it does Jennifer.
I love using coffee for exfoliation, best scrub ever!
Ah nice Evelina.
Ah sounds fab..
Wow! I didn’t know there are so many benefits from coffee. Definitely trying coffee for exfoliation.