Coffee is very popular worldwide, and today’s metropolitan lives are fueled by coffee.
A good cup of coffee is just what many of us need to jump-start the day. Not just that, coffee is even good for your health. It can help fight stress, improve your brain power, keep your heart healthy, boost your immunity and lots more.
Coffee is also good for your skin. A 2007 study published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention reports that daily caffeinated coffee consumption was associated with a dose-related decreased prevalence of nonmelanoma skin cancer in Caucasian women.
In addition, a 2015 study published in the International Journal of Dermatology reports that coffee helps protect skin from photoaging, which is the cumulative detrimental effects (such as wrinkles or dark spots) that occur due to exposure to sunlight and especially ultraviolet (UV) light.
Also, the polyphenols in coffee, including chlorogenic acids, may contribute to decreased hyperpigmentation in skin spots.
Apart from drinking coffee, you can use coffee grounds or extracts to make highly effective face masks and scrubs to enjoy healthy and glowing skin. When used as a scrub, ground coffee helps get rid of dead skin cells and promote regeneration of new, healthy skin. Being rich in antioxidants, coffee helps make your skin look younger!
Also, the caffeine in coffee helps draw out excess moisture from your skin, making it look and feel smoother and firmer. It also helps reduce facial puffiness.
Plus, for making scrubs using coffee grounds, you do not need a long list of ingredients. Just one or two readily available ingredients and your face masks are ready! Ingredients like coconut oil, yogurt and coconut milk, when combined with coffee grounds help nourish your skin and add a radiant glow.
Here are three different two-ingredient DIY coffee face scrubs for glowing skin.
#1 DIY Ground Coffee & Coconut Oil
#1 DIY Ground Coffee & Coconut Oil Scrub for Your Face
This simple and easy-to-make coffee face scrub is great for all skin types. The coconut oil in it will help moisturize dry skin as well as
1. Put 2 tablespoons of ground coffee in a small bowl.
2. Add 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil. It is best to use extra-virgin coconut oil.
3. Mix the ingredients thoroughly until you get a smooth paste.
4. Your homemade coffee and coconut oil face scrub is ready for use.
#2 DIY Ground Coffee & Yogurt Face Scrub
You can also use a combination of ground coffee and yogurt to add a glow to your skin. This mask is particularly good for those with oily skin.