7 Surprising Beauty Benefits of Coffee
There are few things in life as wondrous as coffee. We know it best as the drink that makes our work days possible, but whether in liquid, bean, ground, or extract form, the magical substance also goes overtime to help a girl out in the beauty department.
Click through to discover 7 reasons why coffee, in all forms, should be part of your beauty and skincare regimen!
We typically associate antioxidants with power foods like blueberries and pomegranate, but a cup of joe packs a powerful antioxidant punch that’s amazing for overall skin health. Antioxidants fight premature aging of the skin due to heat, light, pollution, and damaging free radicals. Coffee’s antioxidant power, flavonoids, are released when brewed, so for this particular beauty benefit, drink up!
Not only are coffee grounds ideal for making anatural and inexpensive homemade body scrub (check out our cellulite-busting version!), they’re also effective without being harsh. Many of nature’s exfoliating properties (think: sugar, or sand) will slough and smooth skin, but aren’t exactly gentle. Softer coffee grounds naturally exfoliate dead skin and will leave it silky smooth sans irritation.