Coffee is one of people’s favorite drinks. Most popular in the world, it is highly stimulating due to its caffeine content , a psychoactive substance which is why it is considered the best ally every morning.
Coffee is known not only for its unmatched flavor, but for the multiple benefits associated with it, such as putting our state of alert and stimulating our mental performance thanks to the action of caffeine on our central nervous system, but it also helps prevent some diseases.
Benefits of coffee for the skin
In terms of aesthetics and cosmetics, a study published in the journal Skin Pharmacology and Physiology indicates that the main alkaloid compound in coffee, caffeine, can provide certain benefits to skin health.
Caffeine is used as an active compound in anti-cellulite products because it prevents excessive fat accumulation in the cells. This alkaloid stimulates fat breakdown during lipolysis by inhibiting phosphodiesterase activity. Caffeine has powerful antioxidant properties. It helps protect cells against UV radiation and slows down the photoaging process of the skin.
The benefits of caffeine for cosmetics are increasingly known. Cafetalero Cumbal explains some of the benefits for which coffee is used. Caffeine helps to break down fat cells more easily, reactivates circulation and increases levels of fat-burning molecules with a powerful lipolytic effect, since it becomes one of the best natural anti-cellulite. For this reason, many reducing gels incorporate coffee among their components.
In addition, reducing gels can also be done a homemade trick to combat cellulite. You can collect the coffee residues that remain in the filter and apply them by hand on the affected area, in circular and upward movements. This way, circulation is activated.
Another option is to use the ground grain directly and then cover the area for a few minutes with plastic wrap for better absorption, remove after a few minutes with warm water.
Eliminate dark circles
This is another of the benefits of coffee for the skin. As we have previously said, it stimulates and activates the blood circulation making the blood that cannot move in the face, circulate freely.
Remember that dark circles appear due to poor circulation in the eye area due to fatigue, or poor diet. Caffeine helps to decongest the closed area.
There are many cosmetics that use caffeine among its ingredients, but we recommend some tricks to do them at home. You can take some coffee compresses and put them for a few minutes in the dark or stained area under your eyes.
Applying the ground coffee to the body serves to eliminate dead cells, creating a peeling effect. You can use coffee to make facial or body masks, in a very simple way: massage your skin in circles and it will be smooth, clean and shiny.
How to apply
Mix two tablespoons of plain yogurt, one tablespoon of ground coffee, and one tablespoon of brown sugar. Always apply in an ascending way and leave it to act on the skin 15 or 20 minutes to remove it with lukewarm water. To finish you just have to hydrate the skin with the preferred moisturizer.