Apparently, coffee is now not only enjoyed as a favorite beverage commonly consumed every morning or afternoon. In fact, many facts prove that caffeine in coffee has a variety of benefits to the overall treatments of your body (from head to toe). Coffee’s even proven to stimulate hair growth. Coffee contains caffeine which is not good for your health if consumed in excess. However, the caffeine in coffee is also known to have good benefits for skin and hair and helps to improve both skin and hair conditions. Antioxidants contained in it can help brighten the skin, color hair naturally, prevent frizz, and make hair shine beautifully. For hair health specifically, according to the International Journal of Dermatology, coffee has the ability to stimulate the growth of hair follicles. Hair with caffeine intake will have a 37 percent longer lifespan than the hair that’s not given caffeine.
How does caffeine do this to hair? The caffeine content in coffee could inhibit the effects of a chemical known as DHT (dihydrotestosterone). The DHT attaches to the cells of the hair follicle receptors, thereby blocking the flow of blood and nutrients that should be ‘consumed’ by the hair. DHT is also thought to be a trigger of baldness in men and causes hair loss.
We will review a variety of benefits of coffee for the beauty of your body from head to toe. Let’s start:
1. Eliminates Dark Circles Under Your Eyes
Caffeine in coffee effectively eliminates dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. Make a paste of ground coffee and water. Put under the eyes, then rinse. Within half an hour all the swelling will be gone.
2. Helps Exfoliate Dead Skin Cells
Take the coffee bean powder and rub the skin gently to remove dirt and dead skin cells. For exfoliation (scrubbing), use a mixture of coffee and olive oil to keep skin moist. To get better results, you can mix it with olive oil or water then rub it into your body, like an ordinary scrub.
3. As Antioxidants
Coffee prevents the growth of free radicals and away from the threat of skin cancer. Even reducing wrinkles prematurely. Combine coffee, cocoa powder, and honey and apply to the skin. You will be surprised.
4. For Soft and Shiny Hair
Using coffee grounds as a hair mask can make shiny and silky hair. Brew coffee with boiling water then wait a few minutes until the water gets cold. Then, wash your hair using the water brewed coffee to make your hair soft and shiny.
5. Eliminate Blackheads
Coffee also can eliminate black spots (blackheads) on the nose, chin, forehead, and pigmentation on the face. Use a mixture of egg white and powdered coffee to reduce the excess oil on the skin and remove impurities from clogged pores.
6. Reducing Inflammation
Coffee powder is the best choice for sensitive skin as an anti-inflammatory and is used for inflamed skin.
7. Naturally Dyes Hair
Coffee can work as a natural hair dye and is able to cover gray hair(s). Mix coffee with a conditioner or hair dye liquid. Apply this mixture on the hair and rinse after an hour or more.
8. Eliminate Acne Scars
Stir coffee powder with baby oil. Apply to the face while massaging the face gently. Perform this treatment regularly to remove acne scars.
9. Reduce the Risk of Skin Cancer
Caffeine in coffee is effective in hindering the enzyme that triggers skin cancer. Applying the coffee grounds as a face mask is beneficial to inhibit the UV rays that can damage the skin.
10. Nourish Hair
Rub the scalp with coffee powder for two weeks. Wash your hair with shampoo afterwards. It helps the growth of hair on the scalp.
11. Hair Masks
Use coffee grounds as a hair mask. Mix coffee powder and warm water, add milk, and stir until thickened. The mixture becomes a mask for the hair. Let it stand for 10-15 minutes. Rinse hair with water until it’s clean.
12. Treatment for Cellulite
Through coffee beans, your cellulite problem can be resolved. Mix coffee powder with water and rub the skin for a few minutes. This will help tighten it more.
13. Foot Care
Coffee beans are rich in antioxidants and can eliminate odor on your feet. Combine coconut oil and coffee powder. Then, soak your feet in warm water. Through this coffee mixture, rub and rinse your feet. It can help get rid of dead skin and eliminate foot odor.