Probably, you have already heard about the numerous coffee properties for health and beauty. Coffee is our morning energy boost, but also an excellent cosmetic treatment for the body, face, and even hair.
NOTE: Below are some homemade and natural remedies that may have different effects depending on the person. Before using any of these treatments, be sure to talk to your dermatologist. Since we are talking about natural treatments, these are not medical recommendations for treating pathologies, diseases, or hormonal problems.
Coffee Facial Treatments
Coffee scrub for the face
A scrub helps to remove dead skin cells and impurities that can accumulate due to pollution, makeup residue, and dirt, among others. This natural scrub with ground coffee is ideal for removing dead cells so that the skin is purer, smoother and detoxified. Also, coffee is a good antioxidant that helps to eliminate some signs of aging and keep your skin younger.
The great thing about this recipe is that you can use the coffee grounds that remain from brews.
- For dry skin: You can use olive oil or coconut oil with ground coffee in equal proportions for a greater nutrition. If you have sensitive skin, you should rub the mixture very gently so as not to irritate the skin. Do this every 15 days.
- For oily skin: You can use natural, non-flavored yogurt and coffee grounds in equal proportions. Do 1 or maximum 2 times a week.
In both cases, do not rub the scrub too harshly or you may irritate the skin. Exfoliate your face with cleansed skin and gently massage in circular motions. Remove with lukewarm water and you’re done! In a few minutes, you will feel smooth, radiant, and moisturized skin.
Coffee scrub for the lips
The recipe is very simple. It is the same as for a face scrub for dry skin. Just mix a tablespoon of ground coffee and a tablespoon of olive oil, coconut oil, or honey. Massage the lips in circular motions for 3-5 minutes, then remove the mixture with warm water. Apply some lip balm to keep your lips’ smooth texture.
Coffee treatment against dark circles
The caffeine content is ideal for activating circulation. This will help you to have a better blood flow in the area of the dark circles and you can look more awake on the days when the fatigue around your eyes is noticeable. It’s very simple what you should do!
Apply the coffee grounds to your dark circles for 10 minutes, and that’s it! You can incorporate this treatment into your morning routine after morning coffee.
Another way to combat dark circles is to make espresso ice cubes. Brew your espresso or a strong coffee and make ice cubes from it. Whenever you feel these dark circles or bags under the eyes, which even the make-up can’t hide, take an espresso ice cube and gently rub it on that zone.
Note: Do not leave the ice in one place for more than 10 seconds, otherwise you may burn your skin.
Coffee Body Treatments
Coffee scrub against cellulite
You may have noticed that many anti-cellulite creams and treatments that you find on the market contain caffeine. The reason for this is that it stimulates blood circulation to facilitate the elimination of local fat that causes cellulite.
Also, the body scrub is very easy to make. Just mix 1 cup of coffee grounds, 1 cup of brown sugar, and 1 cup of olive or coconut oil.
Use it to massage the zones with cellulite evenly and vigorously for 10 to 15 minutes. You can repeat this procedure once a week. Take the opportunity to have some spa time in the bath, and you will see how your skin gradually changes.
Note: note that this home remedy is effective only if it is accompanied by a balanced diet and constant physical exercise.
Natural coffee self-tanner
Coffee has a special color, which is perfect for natural tanning of the body. But be aware that you will not get the same results as using a chemical tanner or tanning bed. However, it is perfect for getting a darker tone without chemicals.
It’s simple: just use coffee grounds and a little almond oil. To each cup of coffee grounds add three tablespoons of almond oil. Apply this mixture to the area you want to tan and leave for 30 to 40 minutes. Take the opportunity for a relaxing bath afterward and that’s it! Natural, chemical-free tan at home.
Coffee Hair Treatments
Coffee hair peeling
Have you ever heard that the scalp also needs peeling? Well, just as we exfoliate the body and face, the scalp should also be exfoliated at least once a month. Why? Hair is saturated with various chemicals and fragrances, which, among other things, are found in shampoo, conditioner, masks, and hairspray.
The scrub is perfect for detoxifying and cleansing the scalp. Also, coffee contains important vitamins and minerals that are of great benefit to the health of our scalp. All you need to do is mix half a cup of coffee grounds, half a cup of yogurt, and a ripe avocado. Mash the avocado into a paste and mix it with the other ingredients.
Apply and gently massage the entire scalp for 15 minutes. Then perform your cleansing routine as usual, and you will have stronger and healthier hair that will also grow faster.
Natural dark coffee dye
The color of coffee is also great for natural dyeing. More than a dye, it will help you to enhance the dark tones of your hair. All you need to do is make a strong espresso-like coffee. Then pour the espresso into a spray bottle and spray your clean hair with the coffee. Wrap in a towel and leave for 30-45 minutes. Then just rinse it with water and you will see that your hair will acquire a stronger, all-natural color and shine.
As with any natural treatment, the success of these coffee treatments depends on regular use. Include the treatment that is right for you in your beauty routine to achieve the desired results. Since it is a natural product, with a little more patience you will achieve the same effect as with creams or beauty treatments that you get on the market and also save money.
Coffee is undoubtedly a strong ally when it comes to health and beauty. It is a product that we all have at home or that is very easy to get. In addition, you can use your daily coffee grounds and get even more out of the residues that you used to dispose of immediately.