How COFFEE can upgrade your beauty
Most days turning off the snooze button for the third time is only accomplished by the promise of a hot cup of coffee to greet you. And you probably feel great about the fact that in addition to being a sweet alarm clock, coffee can boost your energy and metabolism on a daily basis. While coffee is most widely used as a beverage, it’s also gaining a great reputation in the beauty industry as an alternative remedy for the skin. This is thanks to its antioxidants, which include phenols that help fight free radicals that can lead to skin damage.
While drinking your coffee black offers the maximum health benefits, some of personal favorite non-dairy creamers are Ripple Half & Half, a pea-protein creamer that tastes amazing and blends beautifully into your coffee. Finally, a plant-based half & half with all the decadence of dairy, and none of the downside.
Vital Proteins Collagen Creamers are a nourishing way to boost your morning brew. Also great in teas, baked goods, and desserts, our versatile Creamers are Whole30-approved and free of dairy, artificial flavors, added sugars, and carrageenan. A healthy way to start your day, they’re rich in clean collagen protein and healthy fats from organic coconut milk.
Now we know drinking coffee offers many health benefits but did you also know that when applied topically, coffee can become a beauty enhancer? Coffee benefits our skin because of its richness in caffeine and antioxidants. This is a big reason why the beauty industry is incorporating caffeine as the main ingredient in many cosmetic products. It can reduce the appearances of wrinkles and fine lines. The antioxidants attack free radicals damaging our skin and improves skin’s elasticity.
Caffeine also possesses anti-inflammatory property which can reduce the inflammation and calm redness of the skin. Due to this property, it treats puffy eyes and dark circles too. It can repair damages done by the UV rays and make the skin healthy. It exfoliates the dead skin cells and helps to regenerate the new cells. Due to this, it also helps to remove cellulite from the skin by dehydrating fatty cells and improves blood circulation in the skin to remove it.
Here's one of our favorite homemade recipes to enjoy for glowing skin:
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee (or coffee ground)
- 1 tablespoon organic turmeric (you can buy on Amazon here)
- 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
- 1/2 BB Beauty Oil
How to apply
Mix all the ingredients and apply it on your cleansed face. Keep it for 20 minutes on your face and then rinse it off with normal water, massaging gently for 2 minutes to removes the dirt and dead cells from skin. Repeat it 2-3 times in a week for fast result.
Vitamin C present in turmeric will lighten the dark spots and patches and coffee and turmeric both will maintain the skin firmness and tautness by building up collagen. The lactic acid(AHAs) present in yogurt helps reduce acne breakouts and the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging and hydrates, nourishes, and lubricates the skin. Our cold-pressed BB Beauty Oil is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids to deeply hydrate and nourish skin for a youthful-looking complexion.
Enjoy washies and cheers to your next cup!