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The Shocking Beauty Benefits of Caffeine

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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.
Reduces puffiness
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.

 

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65 responses

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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!

    Ashlee Liz
    http://www.ashleeliz.com

  4. 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.

    Thanks.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. I’ve just got a coffee body scrub made with real beans – it shocked me too when I realised it could have beauty properties.

  8. 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.

  9. 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)

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