Four Benefits of Using Café In Your Beauty Routine
¡Feliz Día Internacional del Café! To celebrate, we’re sharing four reasons for you to love coffee even more than abuela does.
With so many benefits besides caffeinating your mornings, it is no wonder that coffee is back in the spotlight.
Below are four benefits of incorporating coffee into your beauty regimen:
Antioxidants in coffee fight free radicals – Coffee is concentrated with antioxidants and is especially high in a group called flavonoids. By definition, an antioxidant is a component that helps fights inflammation from free radicals and, antioxidants help combat the signs of premature aging of the skin due to heat, light, pollution, and free radicals. Add a coffee-infused moisturizer to your routine to combat those pesky skin lines.
Brightens skin – Besides fighting free radicals, the antioxidants in coffee also help brighten skin. Its stimulating properties help with tissue repair and increased skin elasticity. For an easy at-home scrub that will brighten skin, soak coffee grounds with filtered water and a bit of Epsom salts. Rinse your face with the water and gently scrub skin with the grounds. Finish by rinsing with the coffee infused water. If you’re not in a DIY mood, try the Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish that contains Kenyan coffee, jojoba oil and moisturizing shea butter- it works well on all skin types and we absolutely Love It!
Reduces eye puffiness – When applied directly to the skin, the caffeine in coffee constricts the blood vessels under the skin and helps reduce swelling to depuff eyes. Using an eye cream with caffeine can help depuff and sooth tired eyes. Have leftover coffee? Freeze the coffee into ice cubes and apply under eyes to ward off swelling or use the SheaMoisture Extra Virgin Olive Oil Ground Coffee Scrub, which combines skin nourishing olive oil and energizing ground coffee to soften and smoothe the skin.
Helps reduce cellulite – The caffeine in coffee stimulates blood flow and therefore aids in tightening skin. Combine coffee grounds and olive oil to make an easy scrub you can apply before you shower or try the Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub that exfoliates with Kenyan coffee and sugar.
While there are never plenty of reasons to incorporate coffee into your daily lives, the above skin-care routines don’t require a trip to your local Starbucks. Well, perhaps a trip to your local beauty store to pick-up some of our above fave caffeinated product picks.
Cafécito-Skin Care Lovers, Rejoice! #LoveYourSkin