5 Benefits of Coffee for Skin + Hair

Posted by NATASHA MCGUCKIN on

Coffee is definitely a delicious drink that many people partake in! Some people prefer it black, some people prefer it with cream and sugar. Did you know that the average person in the United States drinks 3 cups of coffee per day?! Well, drinking coffee isn't the only purpose it can serve; coffee is a wonderful "multipurpose" product and it can actually be beneficial to your skin and hair. Here are 5 cool ways that coffee can energize your body (on the outside):

1. Acne Treatment

Acne is an issue that many of us face, let’s be real. Acne is typically causes from dead skin, clogged pores and bacteria as well as fluctuations in hormones.

The antioxidants, stimulants, and chlorogenic acids in coffee may make it an effective acne-fighting facial scrub! Exfoliating with coffee grounds can help to clear away dead skin cells and unclog the pores.

2. Dark Circles

Caffeine is a stimulant, which means that it increases blood flow and dilates blood vessels. This can help the skin to naturally tighten. The result may be a reduction in the buildup of fluid under the eyes.

Try using our Kona Coffee Scrub to help get rid of dark circles! Cleanse your face, then pat on a thick layer of the coffee scrub under your eyes and let it sit for 15

 

3. Scalp Care

The scalp and hair are naturally acidic. Hair fibers have a pH of 3.67, while the scalp has a pH of 5.5.

Using hair products that have a higher pH value than the hair may result in dullness, frizziness, and damage.

Coffee is naturally acidic, with a typical pH balance of approximately 5, so applying coffee to the hair can be a great way to help rebalance the pH levels of the hair and scalp!

Try rinsing your hair with cold coffee or rubbing coffee grounds into the scalp.

4. Exfoliating

Caffeic acid, an antioxidant, may boost collagen levels, reduce the premature aging of cells, and has antimicrobial properties!

This is why a coffee scrub is a fantastic choice to exfoliate; the coffee grounds contain this antioxidant which does wonder for the skin on top of help to slough away dead skin cells.

5. Cellulite Reduction

Because of the fact that the antioxidants and caffeine in coffee help to dilate blood vessels and tighten the skin, it’s also a great way to improve the appearance of cellulite.

While exfoliation itself can’t get rid of cellulite, such effects from the coffee helps reduce its appearance, in combination with the massaging action which assists in lymphatic drainage and increasing blood flow to the area!

 

Which cool thing did you learn about coffee benefits?!


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2 comments

  • Wow this whole article is full of facts I did not know about. I’m definitely going to try this all out in a span of a month & see what my progress is. I’ll definitely leave another review on how it goes 🥰😍 I’m excited !!!

    Kali Geiger on
  • Coffee is good for the scalp?! I’ve gotta try it out.

    Jamie on

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