Not only are they a brilliant de-sloughing agent (for your body and your scalp), but coffee beans are also known to have a calming effect on the senses and can improve acne and dark circles. “Coffee also helps the skin to retain moisture and stay hydrated. They also increase blood flow by breaking up blood vessels, which in turn “reduces the appearance of puffiness and inflammation, while diminishing redness. 

How coffee helps with cellulite:

Consider coffee beans your inexpensive BFF for revitalizing skin tone and texture – and smoothing out dimply skin and cellulite. Simply massage a coffee scrub three times a week on your thighs, calves, stomach, back of your arms, and décolleté and rub in circular motions. 

How coffee calms the brain:

If you wake up craving coffee before you can even get your eyes open, there’s technically a scientific reason for that. “Most people don’t realize the smell of coffee actually calms the brain,”

 How coffee helps with puffiness

“The caffeine in natural coffee bean oil also helps to calm the skin and tissue from overnight pillow puffiness,”, coffee bean oil is packed with essential fatty acids, which help build natural collagen and elastin for more youthful-looking skin. And it re-balances the skin’s pH. Superfood with super powers, this little bean.

How coffee helps with dark circles and UV damage

“Caffeine ingested is just as powerful as caffeine applied topically,”.” But before you run to the store and head straight for the coffee aisle, know your beans. Creasy suggests using beans with the highest caffeine component. “Light-roasted coffee beans have more caffeine, as the darker beans are roasted longer, and some caffeine is burned off.

DIY Coffee Treatments

For aging skin:

Begin with the scrub for oily skin (mentioned above) and after the scrub has been rinsed off, apply ¼ cup coffee oil to the entire body, using strong circular motions to assist the stimulation of blood flow. Use drops of the coffee oil under the eyes and place iced cucumbers on the eyes for added benefits. If you do not have coffee oil, brew your coffee at home then chill in the fridge. Once chilled, combine with shea butter lotion.

For flaky skin:

Combine ½ cup coffee, ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup sea salt for a stronger physical exfoliant, and ¼ cup of pure coconut oil to assist in cellular turnover. This scrub needs to be a bit dryer to lift more of the flaky skin. You can also use dried coffee to assist in exfoliating a flaky scalp.

We hope you enjoyed reading and will add coffee beans to your daily skincare routine.