Coffee is an incredible natural ingredient in skincare products thanks to its caffeine-rich content. Coffee can set your day up for a great start and give your skin a much-needed boost - from the outside in. Learn 5 benefits of coffee on the skin, and find out how you can incorporate coffee into your daily skincare routine.
Is coffee good for your skin?
Coffee holds some amazing benefits for the skin: it's packed with antioxidants and can help to fight damage from free radicals (pollutants and the sun) which could potentially lead to skin damage. And that's not all...
5 caffeine benefits for skin
Coffee may help to reduce the appearance of cellulite thanks to its rich caffeine content. Caffeine dilates the blood vessels beneath the skin, improving blood flow. Try using a cellulite scrub in the form of coffee scrub, coffee soap scrub, or cellulite creams with caffeine to help to stimulate blood flow to the skin.
It's one of the best body exfoliators
Coffee is one of the best natural exfoliators. When used as a scrub, coffee can smooth, brighten, and soften the skin naturally. Try using a coffee scrub on areas of hard skin, including the feet, elbows, and knees for super smooth skin.
It can help with acne
Caffeine has some pretty amazing anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial properties making it ideal for acne-prone skin. Use ground coffee as a gentle scrub to remove dead skin cells (but don't overdo it) and clean out your pores.
It's packed with antioxidants - AKA anti-aging
Coffee is loaded with powerful antioxidants which may help to slow down the signs of aging. When applied to the skin in creams and serums, coffee may help to reduce age spots, fine lines, and calm redness.
It may help to reduce dark circles
Thanks to its high caffeine content, coffee may help to reduce puffiness around the eyes and reduce the appearance of dark eye circles. Look out for a specially formulated caffeine eye serum or eye creams with caffeine.
Fancy coffee in your soap?
If you want to reap the benefits of coffee in the shower, I've just launched a brand new soap made with coffee-infused oils and creamy coconut milk. Coffee & Coconut Shea Butter soap will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and beautifully moisturised. This natural soap is unscented to allow the delicate scent of the coffee and cardamom-infused oils to shine through, making it suitable for pregnant women and those allergic to essential oils. The addition of lashings of activated charcoal in this soap will help to draw out toxins, bacteria, and dirt from your skin and pores, making it great for oily skin too. Convinced? Then treat yourself to my Coffee & Coconut soap here!