Drinking coffee has become one of the activities in daily routines for many people.
When talking about the benefits of coffee for the body why not? Start today adding coffee in our beauty care routine.
How to make a coffee scrub?
In general, coffee scrubs have three main compositions that are effective for creating natural exfoliator granules: coffee, sugar, and salt.
What you need:
- 1 cup of coarse ground coffee powder
- ½ cup of palm sugar or sea salt
- 1 cup of your choice oil (olive oil, grapeseed oil, canola oil, coconut oil)
Mix all the dry ingredients into a bowl, then add the oil. If you use coconut oil, you can melt the coconut oil in the microwave first for 20-30 seconds. Mix well until it becomes a rough mixture.
You can use a bath brush or with your hands. Rub the coffee scrub mixture throughout your body, including the face and cellulite area, with a circular motion message. Leave for a couple of minutes, then rinse completely with warm water. Repeat twice a week, or every time you take a shower.
Tips: The content of caffeine plays a big role so that you can achieve optimal benefits from coffee scrubs.
Use fresh coffee powder, not pulp or instant coffee. Besides that, choose Robusta coffee which has twice the level of caffeine content than arabica coffee.
How can coffee repel “pandas eyes” and cellulite?
The caffeine content in coffee has strong anti-inflammatory properties that make it ideal for reducing inflammation and redness on the skin. Quoting from livestrong.com, in a 1981 study by Seoul National University, researchers found that the effect of caffeine in reducing inflammation was almost as strong as aspirin.
The results of a 1978 study at the University of Tennessee found that caffeine as an additional active ingredient in anti-inflammatory creams significantly increased the effectiveness of the drug.
Although caffeine cannot completely remove dark circles caused by hereditary factors, applying caffeine under your eyes will deflate swelling and inflammation associated with dark circles. In addition, caffeine can also reduce blood clots under your eyes which cause dark color
Caffeine in coffee is also effective in disguising cellulite.
A study published in the Journal of Cosmetology 2008 showed that anti-cellulite creams containing caffeine can reduce cellulite by as much as 17% of fat cell diameter, while creams containing siloxanetriol alginate alkaloid (SAC) showed a decrease in fatty tissue look by twenty-sixth.
Coffee powder is a natural mechanical exfoliator, meaning that they can be used to lift dead skin to show a layer of healthy skin underneath, while market exfoliator products use acidic chemicals to exfoliate the skin. Exfoliating dead skin with coffee powder can facilitate blood flow and make your skin look tighter and shinier.
The importance of adding oil to coffee scrubs
The role of oil in coffee scrubs is not merely a companion so that the texture of the scrub is not too rough (scrub granules that are too rough will actually hurt the skin).
Depending on the type of oil you use, you will feel different benefits.
Olive oil contains healthy fats, such as avocados, to tighten and moisturize the skin with a combination of vitamins A and E.
Olive oil also contains anti-inflammatory properties that can treat dry and itchy skin, and is reddened by irritation, such as eczema and psoriasis.
Almond oil is obtained from the process of squeezing almonds without going through the cooking process. One of the biggest secrets behind the use of almond oil for skin care is the high content of fatty acids.
Fatty acids help lock the skin’s natural moisture by building a protective “wall”. Moisturizing content in almond oil is very effective for conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea. The fatty acids in almond oil really help dissolve sebum produced by your skin, making the skin and pores look cleaner, and helping to get rid of zits.
One other reason why almond oil is beneficial is because of its ability to tighten and tighten the skin. Almond oil is a natural exfoliator to remove dead skin cells and stimulate healthier skin growth. When used topically, almond oil will be absorbed by fat cells in the skin. This moisture is then used by the tissues in the body to repair damaged cells and give the appearance of younger skin.
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