Known for its energizing and stimulating , coffee can be used to prepare DIY treatments against cellulite, fat and lack of tone and elasticity typical of mature skin .
Let’s see what are the cosmetic uses of coffee and how we can exploit the properties of coffee at home for beauty.
The coffee cosmetic properties for beauty:
The coffee owes its cosmetic properties to the presence of caffeine , a water-soluble alkaloid contained even in tea, mate , guarana and in cocoa beans .
Caffeine has a stimulating effect on the nervous system and on the cardio vascular and in cosmetics is used to prepare anti-cellulite products , slimming and toning the body and anti-aging cosmetics for the face and eye area .
The cosmetic use of coffee in treatments for the body is therefore suitable for people who have cellulite , water retention and localized fat ; Caffeine in fact favors the elimination of fat and excess water , stimulates metabolism and blood circulation and tones the tissues .
The cosmetic use of coffee to the face is rather suitable to combat puffiness and dark circles , loss of tone and elasticity , and to encourage cell renewal .
To reap the benefits of coffee for the beauty you just use the normal ground coffee we have in the pantry: let’s see how .
How to use the coffee in cosmetics DIY
With the ground coffee you can prepare scrub for the body as well as to encourage cell renewal, stimulate blood circulation and have a draining effect, useful to have a soft and skin free from cellulite and water retention.
In the case of scrubs, it is also possible to use the recycled coffee grounds but in this case much of caffeine will be gone lost during the infusion; Therefore, the coffee grounds will mostly recycled exfoliate.
The coffee infusion is useful instead to prepare face masks and body wraps: the face masks of coffee help to improve the tone and elasticity of the skin and in particular the oval of the face; The body wraps are a natural remedy to combat cellulite, water retention, adiposity and lack of elasticity.
Coffee cosmetic uses : exfoliating scrub DIY
The scrub is useful to exfoliate the skin and stimulate circulation . Use it once a week to have a smoother and softer skin.
> 2 tablespoons of ground coffee
> A coconut tablespoon flour
> A teaspoon of cocoa powder
> A teaspoon of brown sugar
> 2 tbsp sunflower oil
Preparation and Use :
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and transfer the mixture into a clean, dry jar. Before use, massaggiatene a small amount on face and body , to wet skin . Rinse residues with water .
Coffee cosmetic uses : anti-aging mask DIY
The anti-aging coffee mask is useful to contrast the loss of tone of the facial skin , in particular the oval of the face . Apply the mask once a week to improve tone and elasticity of the skin
Ingredients> A tablespoon of green clay
> Half cup of brewed coffee
Preparation and use: in a small bowl, combine the coffee cooled green clay; mix and apply the mask on face and neck. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then removed the mask with a sponge and warm water.
Coffee cosmetic uses: slimming wrap DIY
The slimming wrap based on coffee helps combat obesity, cellulite and water retention. Apply it to the problem areas (stomach, thighs, buttocks) two or three times a week for at least two months.
Of course, to lose weight and get back into shape you need to follow a balanced diet and physical activity: cosmetics can offer extra help when.
> 2 tablespoons of green clay
> One / two cups of brewed coffee
> 5 drops of essential oil of peppermint
> 5 drops of essential oil of cypress
> 5 drops of lemon essential oil
Preparation and use: you have the clay into a bowl, add the essential oils and stir. Add the lukewarm coffee, stirring until a thick cream with no lumps.
Apply the compress on the thighs, buttocks and belly; placed the gauze or cotton towels or clean plastic wrap and leave on for 30-40 minutes.
Remove the wrap in the shower with a sponge and warm water.