A freshly brewed cup of coffee is a perfect start of every morning. And, throughout the day, a cup of coffee is equivalent to 5 minutes of delicious relaxation. In the world of cosmetics, caffeine is also excellent for stimulating and awakening the skin, and it’s possible to include it in our basic beauty routine that we have at home, using the coffee we drink daily as the main ingredient.
ViralaBuzz wants to share with you 5 simple recipes that have coffee with you, that will awaken your natural beauty to the fullest.
Benefits of coffee for skin and hair
Coffee has the main alkaloid compound, caffeine. In cosmetics, this element is appreciated for the benefits it provides to the health of the skin. If you look at the labels of the cosmetic products you use, you will notice that caffeine is present in many formulas.
Of course, depending on the type of skin and the area to be treated, caffeine works in different ways. The good thing is that this substance can be used in its most natural state, to prepare creams, shampoos, and homemade scrubs, free of artificial compounds, which help to make your skin and hair healthy and shiny. How? Here are 5 very easy recipes:
1. Exfoliating mask
You will need:
- 1 cup of ground coffee (150 g)
- 1 cup of brown sugar (200 g)
- 3 tbsp of olive oil (48 g)
- 2 tbsp of honey (50 g)
How to prepare:
Mix all the elements in a container and make sure that the mask is not too thick. The texture should be rather light and easy to spread on the face.
How to use:
Apply a layer of the mask all over your face and neck. While doing so, take the opportunity to massage the skin. Let it sit until it dries and rinse with warm water. Keep the container tightly closed in the fridge so you can apply the mask once a week.