There's no denying that we all love our cup of joe in the morning. Forget about good morning texts, nothing wakes me up smiling quite like coffee does. So imagine how much your skin would love it then! Yes, with its caffeine and antioxidant content, coffee can work magic to smoothen, protect and stimulate the skin. So instead of drinking your coffee, apply it. Add these 3 home remedies into your skin care routine and get started, stat!
1. De-puffing under eye pack
For those restless nights that leave you with dark circles, try this homemade under eye pack. Mix 2 tablespoons of coffee powder with 1 teaspoon of pure coconut oil. Mix it to form a paste and gently apply it under your eyes. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash it away from your eyes with soap. Thanks to nourishing coconut oil and invigorating caffeine, this mask will reduce puffiness and leave your under eyes perky.
2. Skin care scrub
When you find your face feeling grimy and looking dull, whip up a quick coffee scrub. To make it, combine 1 tablespoon of ground coffee, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well and gently massage it all over your face and neck. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water, scrubbing it into the skin while you wash. Coffee increases blood circulation and sloughs away dead skin gently so that your face feels smoother and cleaner.
3. Brightening face mask
Give your skin the benefit of coffee with a caffeine packed face mask. Make it by mixing 1 tablespoon of coffee powder with 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 tablespoon of cold milk and 2 - 3 strands of saffron. Combine thoroughly into a paste and apply it all over your face and neck. Let it dry naturally for 40 minutes and wash away with cold water. When energising coffee meets powerful turmeric and saffron, the result is skin that is radiant and bright, naturally!