Java Good Time: Why Coffee Should be Part of Your Skincare Regimen
Everybody has probably been drinking coffee for more years that they can remember. A good cup of Joe from the local Starbucks, from your office pantry, or one right from your kitchen is likely how you want to jumpstart your day. Plus, there’s the number of health benefits sipping latte can bring.
Not known to many, however, are the beauty benefits a good cup of coffee can give. Coffee beans are packed with antioxidants, which helps keep skin feeling and looking younger. It’s been scientifically proven that coffee can do wonders on our system.
Need a little more convincing? Here are some beauty benefits of drinking coffee, including why you should include it in your beauty regimen.
Boosts the Immune System
Coffee is rich in antioxidants—those molecules that help fight a number of sickness and diseases inside our body. A well-balanced intake of these nutrients will bolster your immune system and help it fight free radicals (the bad molecules that cause havoc wherever they are in your body).
While you might think fruits and vegetables are the way to go, coffee can be an even richer source of certain antioxidants.
Reduces Puffy Eyes and Inflammation
Another thing antioxidants are good at is reducing inflammation. The unsightly puffiness that develops under your eyes is often due to stress and an inflamed skin. Coffee can help deal with this, thanks to those anti-inflammatory antioxidants. Also, caffeine works as a constrictor that reduces swelling and inflammation. There are also studies suggesting coffee can lighten and brighten skin.
Dehydrates You…in a Good Way
Caffeine can mildly dehydrate you, which can be useful in certain situations, such as when you have those puffy eyes. Your skin often gets puffy due to excess moisture—and coffee can draw out that excess liquid, leaving your skin smoother and firmer.
Exfoliates Your Skin
A homemade scrub of coffee bean grounds is a great, natural way to exfoliate the body. You can grind the beans to your desired level of coarseness and use it for your drink. After clearing out your coffee maker, you can then turn it into a beauty treatment.
Coffee can truly give you a boost in more ways than one. The next time you need a hot, cup of pick-me-up, know that you’re also drinking something that’s good for your body. Everything in moderation, though.
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