A cup of coffee has become a familiar ritual for many. It is a natural antioxidant that has many beneficial properties, so coffee is also used in cosmetology. Thanks to linoleic acid, it improves the condition of the skin, making it toned and fresh. Coffee has a beneficial effect on the scalp and hair, so it is used as the main component in masks. 10 beauty hacks that will help you take care of your face, hair and body.
Coffee for smooth skin and an even complexion
Coffee grounds have an excellent scrubbing effect. It cleanses and removes dead skin cells, stimulates collagen production and slows down the aging process. Coffee activates blood circulation and accelerates cell regeneration.
Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects, nourishes and rejuvenates the skin. This mask has a complex effect and refreshes the tone of the face well.
Mix equal parts ground coffee and coconut oil. Apply to face and décolleté, leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off by lightly massaging the skin. Carry out the procedure 2 times a week.
Coffee for shine and rich hair color
This beauty hack will appeal to owners of dark hair. Coffee gives the hair a deep shade and shine. If you mix coffee with egg yolk and rum, you get a nourishing mask that accelerates hair growth.
Mix two egg yolks with a tablespoon of rum, add a teaspoon of olive oil and 10 ml of water. Pour 3 tablespoons of ground coffee, mix and apply along the entire length of the hair, rubbing into the roots. Wrap your head in plastic and wash off after 15 minutes. Then you can rinse with a decoction of herbs.
Did you know?
The American Institute for Cancer Research has shown that a cup of good natural coffee a day reduces the risk of developing liver tumors by about 15%.
Coffee against hair loss
Caffeine strengthens the hair shaft and stimulates blood flow to the follicles. Freshly brewed coffee will help fight hair loss.
Brew strong ground coffee and wash your hair with it, massaging the thick scalp. Leave on for a few minutes, then rinse well.
Coffee for a beautiful body
Coffee scrubs the skin, makes it smooth and tender, helps fight cellulite, tones and improves blood circulation. This body scrub is a beauty find that every woman should know about.
Combine 5 tablespoons of coffee grounds with a tablespoon of olive oil, add a few drops of jojoba or ylang-ylang essential oil. Apply all over the body, massaging lightly, and leave for 3-5 minutes. After washing off, moisturize the skin with a cream, lotion or milk.
It is interesting!
Cornell University has conducted a number of studies that have shown that regular coffee consumption prevents retinal degeneration. This is due to chlorogenic acid, which is in its composition.
coffee for bags under the eyes
A coffee-based compress will improve blood circulation, remove puffiness under the eyes and improve the appearance.
Apply a moisturizer to the area around the eyes, and after 20 minutes you can make a compress. Cool freshly brewed coffee, moisten a cotton pad and put it on your eyelids for about a quarter of an hour.
Coffee for well-groomed hands
In the cold season, it is especially important to carefully care for the skin of the hands so that it does not become weathered and does not peel off. This beauty tool will return your hands to a well-groomed look.
Mix 3 tablespoons of coconut oil with a teaspoon of vanilla extract and 10 g of ground coffee. Steam your hands in a bath of sea salt and apply the mask to the skin, gently rubbing and massaging. Leave for a couple of minutes and rinse off the composition. After such a peeling, blood circulation improves, and the skin becomes smooth and tender.
On a note!
The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee has reported that freshly brewed coffee protects the liver from cirrhosis.
Coffee for juicy and tender lips
To make lips juicy and sensual in just a quarter of an hour, use a coffee scrub.
Mix half a teaspoon of coffee grounds with natural honey to form a paste-like consistency. You can add a couple of drops of vitamin E. Massage your lips with this scrub, and then leave for 5 to 7 minutes.
Coffee for smooth feet
Nourishing scrub deeply cleanses the skin of the feet and makes them soft and well-groomed.
Grind 4 tablespoons of coffee grounds with a banana, add 10 ml of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Massage the feet for 10 minutes, and then rinse off the composition and moisturize the skin of the legs with cream.
Did you know?
Coffee kills germs in the mouth that cause cavities. However, you should not abuse it, because this drink can give yellowness to tooth enamel.
Coffee for acne
Coffee contains chlorogenic acid, antioxidants, and other compounds that make it an effective acne treatment.
Brew strong coffee with grounds, cool and pour in half a teaspoon of freshly squeezed aloe juice or a few drops of tea tree oil. Apply to the face, gently massaging, leave for 10 minutes. After washing off, moisturize your face with cream.
Coffee for a beautiful tan
Due to the pigments, coffee gives the skin a pleasant swarthy shade. To get rid of a pale complexion, you can do a self-tanning mask regularly.
Grind coffee beans into dust, dilute with water to make a slurry. Apply this mixture on your face, neck and décolleté. Can be applied all over the body. Hold for 10 minutes and wash off. Do this procedure every day in the morning or before bed.
Coffee can be combined with dairy products, oils, fruits and the composition of the mask can be changed depending on the characteristics of the skin.
Alina Kotova, cosmetologist
Coffee-based home treatments are simple and effective, and do not require a lot of investment. However, it is worth observing an important rule — scrubbing compounds should not be rubbed heavily, otherwise you can injure the skin.
Coffee effectively fights cellulite due to its composition. This beauty product should be used immediately after preparation.
Warm the coffee grounds, add a few drops of vitamin E. Apply to problem areas, massaging lightly. Wrap with cling film and leave for an hour and a half. Then take a shower and rinse thoroughly. This procedure must be done 2 times a week.
Coffee has a beneficial effect on the scalp and hair. Rub the thickening into the hair roots with massaging movements, and then wash your hair in the usual way. This helps to remove dead skin particles, activates hair growth and saturates them with useful elements.
In cosmetics, coffee can be combined with lemon. It is rich in vitamin C, which tones and tightens the skin. Lemon removes greasy shine and normalizes the functioning of the glands. Coffee and lemon should be mixed in equal amounts, and then applied to the face. It is necessary to keep no more than 10 minutes.
For cosmetic procedures, choose good quality coffee — then the result will be much better.
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