Thursday September 1st, 2016
Here, we’ve rounded up six ways to incorporate coffee into your beauty routine that even a tea drinker could love.
Eliminate Puffy Eyes
In a world packed with stressful work deadlines and family obligations, the vast majority of us are not getting enough sleep, which is the best way to go about acquiring puffy eyes and dark circles. Game changer: coffee can help you get a morning pick-me-up for your eyes, not just your brain. Lynda Torrey, Director of Education at The Woodhouse Day Spa, recommends saving the grounds from your morning pot of coffee and setting them aside to cool before applying to the under eye area and eyelids. Hang out or soak in a relaxing bath (if you’re not in a hurry) for about twenty minutes, then rinse off the grounds with cool water.
No matter how much we work out—or even how naturally thin we are!—cellulite is something we all struggle with. A coffee scrub can be immensely helpful in minimizing the appearance of cellulite, as the exfoliation and massage work together to help stimulate blood flow and tighten the skin.
Tinting Your Hair
Beauty guru Bryce Gruber of The Luxury Spot mixes one or two teaspoons of ground coffee—even the freeze-dried stuff gets the job done!—into a handful of conditioner and lets it sit on her hair for at least five minutes to enhance her chestnut brown hair color. Genius.
No surprise here: coffee grounds are the perfect consistency for a great exfoliator. In addition, coffee beans contain caffeic acid, which boosts collagen production.
Mix two tablespoons of organic plain yogurt with one tablespoon of ground coffee and apply to your freshly washed face. Leave the mixture on for 15 minutes, then rinse. The caffeine in coffee stimulates circulation, which leads to a more radiant, glowing complexion, says Christina Marrale of Beauty Queen Blog.
Three words: coffee ice cubes. Make ’em in advance and keep them in your fridge to rejuvenate the skin and increase blood circulation to the face for brighter, healthier skin. Just take one of the cubes and gently trace your eye area, as well as the bone structure of the face, each morning to reduce puffiness and make everything a little bit more brighter, says Katherine Dorn of Pierre Michel Salon.
Now that you read this surprising ways to use coffee in your beauty routine we hope you find them useful.