Coffee is the elixir of life. Not only do a number of people depend on their morning coffee for that jolt of energy to start off their day, but also has become a part and parcel of many of the beauty products we use on a daily basis. Instead of spending unnecessary money on expensive treatments, you can just use your kitchen supplies to make DIY cosmetics to help you get the best treatment for a fair and glowing complexion. With simple, easy to make homemade recipes, you too can reap the power of coffee for a glowing, radiant complexion.
Benefits of coffee for skin
Not only does coffee deep cleanse the skin, it has a wide spectrum of benefits for the skin.
- It acts as a great exfoliate and helps get rid of dead skin cells to reveal underlying fairness.
- Caffeine can help protect the skin against free radical damage and prevents and reduces the effects of ageing on the skin.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties to reduce inflammation and redness for a smooth even skin tone.
- Coffee can help reduce puffiness and inflammation under the eye which can cause dark circles. Caffeine can also prevent blood from accumulating under the eyes to reduce any dark shadow.
- Caffeine can help dehydrate fatty cells to reduce appearance of cellulite.
- It constricts blood vessels and can be a great treatment to aid in treating rosaceae.
- With its powerful antioxidant properties, coffee can help combat sun damage.
5 DIY coffee face masks for fairer skin
Coffee and milk
Turns out, coffee and milk can do so much more than make a delicious brew. With the deep cleansing and energizing properties of coffee and the moisturizing and cleansing properties of milk, the pack is loaded with benefits to help you get a fair and glowing complexion at home. The pack can help remove any traces of dirt from the skin to help you get a clear complexion. Applying this under the eyes, the pack can help reduce tenderness and irritation.
- 1 tsp coffee powder
- 1-2 tbsp raw milk or as needed to make a paste-like consistency
Mix both the ingredients to form a smooth paste. Spread it evenly on pre-cleansed face and neck. Let the mask dry for around 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water, massaging it into the skin for a minute or two. The pack can help scrub the top layers of dead skin cells to exfoliate the skin.
Use the pack a 2-3 times weekly for best results.
Coffee and Turmeric face pack
The presence of the essence of vitamin C can help in reducing any dark spots on the skin and reduce the dull appearance of the skin to ensure that you have clear skin. The AHAs in yogurt can also help in reducing any type of wrinkles, fine lines and helps in nourishing the skin from deep within. The mask helps you get a flawless radiant and incredible glowing skin that is hydrated and free of any imperfections.
- 1 tbsp coffee powder
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp yogurt
In a small mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients to form a smooth paste. Apply the mixture with a downward motion to form a thin layer on the skin. Let the mask dry for around 20 minutes and rinse off with water.
Use the mask twice weekly for the best results.
Coffee and Honey face mask
Coffee is an excellent exfoliate and can also help in boosting the flow of blood to the skin to help the skin cells repair themselves and ensures a healthier skin overall. Honey can help in tightening the skin cells, giving a glowing complexion while hydrating your skin due to its humectant properties to help it be deeply hydrated and look replenished and well looked after. This can be an excellent mask for when you are preparing for a special event and can help you get amazing, glowing skin in just a few minutes.
- 1 tbsp coffee powder
- 1 tbsp of good quality organic or raw/forest honey
In a small mixing bowl, mix the coffee powder and the honey till you get a smooth paste. Mix it well till no lumps remain. To apply, you can use a face pack brush to apply the mask on a cleansed face to coat it evenly over the desired area and allow the mask to sit on your skin for around 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it off with some lukewarm water and follow up with a good moisturizer.
Use the mask once every week for the best results.
Coffee and Lemon face pack
This is perfect for people with oily skin types. The mask is made with a blend of lemon that can provide the benefits of vitamin C and can help lighten the skin tone as well as coffee for a soft and smooth skin that is free from any tan.
- One tablespoon of coffee
- One tablespoon of lemon juice
Mix the coffee and lemon juice in a small mixing bowl till no lumps remain. Apply on the face and neck, leave on for around 15 minutes and wash off with some cold water.
Use the mask twice weekly for best results.
Coffee and Coconut oil mask
This mask combines the benefits of coffee with the amazing and incredible skin care benefits of coconut oil to provide you with one of the best caring masks for your skin. The caffeine helps act as a fine scrub to exfoliate the skin while the coconut oil helps deep cleanse the skin, unclog pores, hydrate the skin deeply, provide antibacterial and antifungal properties, brightens the under eye and can help you get a smooth complexion without any imperfections. It can also help reduce any signs of ageing from the skin.
- 2 tablespoon coffee powder
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
In a small mixing bowl, mix together the two to form a smooth paste. Apply the paste on the cleansed skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Wash off with some water and pat dry.
Apply twice weekly for best results.
The use of coffee powder can help to exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin cells, and reduce the appearance of the tan.
No, it is not safe to use coffee powder for tan removal as it can cause skin irritation and damage.
It is recommended to use coffee powder for tanning once every two weeks.
It depends on how dark you want the tan to be; typically about 1-2 tablespoons of coffee powder should be enough for a light tan.
No, there is no difference in the tanning results between using ground coffee powder or instant coffee powder.
If the coffee powder irritates your skin, it is best to wash the area with soap and water, and avoid contact with the powder in the future.
It is not recommended to use coffee powder for tanning as it can be irritating to the skin.
You can mix cocoa powder, cinnamon powder, nutmeg, and turmeric powder with coffee powder for tanning.
You can use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher before applying the coffee powder to your skin.
Ensure that the same amount of coffee powder is used for each cup.