A new beauty trend that is not so new: caffeine has long been used by the cosmetics industry as a natural skin-tightening and decongestant active ingredient in cellulite and eye creams. Caffeine also helps in the degradation of body fat by activating the enzyme triacylglycerol lipase, cleaving fat cells and releasing fatty acids that can be degraded by the body.
A peeling with ground coffee not only removes dead skin cells, but also promotes the formation of new skin cells with the circulatory-stimulating effect of caffeine and can thus mitigate skin redness, acne, pigment spots and stretch marks.
1. Coffee Pealing
The peeling removes old skin cells and promotes cell renewal. The caffeine stimulates and stimulates blood circulation. If you regularly use your coffee peeling, your skin can improve significantly and even counteract cellulite. About twice a week, you can simply put the peeling into the shower. Apply it with circular movements and then rinse it with lukewarm water. In addition to the nourishing effect, the peeling provides a refreshing, invigorating skin feeling.
DIY: Five teaspoons of coffee powder are poured with hot water. Pour the water off. Of course, you can also use the coffee set from your filter – quite handy. Now stir about 1-2 tablespoons of nurturing oil of your choice. Olive, almond, coconut or jojoba oil is suitable. Apply the exfoliation to the face and gently massage with the fingertips. Leave in for a short time and then wash off. The caffeine in the coffee peeling promotes the blood circulation of the face. In addition, old skin cells are rubbed off by the fine granules of the coffee powder and the skin then appears tender and fresh.
2. Radiant complexion
With coffee you can also make a delicate peeling, which will radiate your complexion.
DIY: Mix half a cup of coffee with a half cup of cocoa powder. Add a cup of whole milk and stir until a paste is formed. To keep the moisture, add a tablespoon of honey. Apply to the clean face and leave for at least 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
3. Hair Volume
According to multiple studies, a regular treatment of the hair with coffee promotes hair growth and strengthens the hair roots.
DIY: Mix a handful of coffees with a dripping shampoo or conditioner and gently work into the hairline to stimulate the circulation of the scalp. Wait a few minutes and rinse.
4. Eye Balm
Caffeine helps to divert the fluid that causes the swelling under the eyes and narrows the blood vessels that are responsible for eye rings.
DIY: Do two cotton pads into a chilled cup of coffee. These wring out and put over the closed eyes. Then wait 10 minutes until the fluid has been absorbed by your skin.
5. After sun
Coffee has anti-inflammatory ingredients that soothe redness, as well as antioxidants that fight UV-induced free radicals. Moreover, researchers have found that caffeine, applied superficially, combats skin cancer at the molecular level.
DIY: Dilute a cup of brewed coffee with cold water and soak a cloth or similar in the mixture. Then place on the sunburnt spots and your skin will immediately feel cooler and better.