Coffee is a popular morning beverage, but it can also be used to benefit the skin. Applying coffee directly to the skin can help reduce the appearance of sunspots, redness and fine lines. Studies have found a correlation between coffee consumption and a decrease in the effects of photoaging. Coffee is a source of nutrients and antioxidants that can benefit the skin, scalp and hair.
It can be used to exfoliate, treat acne, increase blood flow, and balance pH levels. Coffee is an excellent scrub and helps stimulate blood flow, reducing acne and even cellulite and stretch marks. The rich antioxidants in coffee kill dead cells and remove impurities, making the skin look smoother and brighter. Extracts made from silver coffee peel have been shown to have antifungal and antimicrobial qualities, as well as being a good source of antioxidants. A 1981 study found that coffee reduces inflammation. Coffee is full of antioxidants, stimulants and chlorogenic acids (powerful anti-inflammatory compounds) that make it an effective ingredient in the fight against acne.
Coffee also helps protect the skin from damage from UV-B rays. Before applying coffee masks or packs to your skin, make sure you are not allergic to coffee or any of the other ingredients. With its many benefits, coffee can be a great addition to your skincare routine.