Besides consuming Coffee internally, do you know that it could be use topically as an alternative remedy for the skin? Thanks to its polyphenols rich antioxidants that help fight against free radicals – one of the main causes for constant skin damage. Coffee grounds can be use to make mask, scrub, or paste from fresh coffee grounds as well as applying them to your skin directly. Here are the purported benefits for your skin:
1. Helps in Wound-Healing:
Coffee is rich in linoleic acid. Linoleic acid has a direct role in maintaining the integrity of the water permeability barrier of the skin. Other components such as phenolic compounds and tocopherols help modulate physiological processes such as skin barrier homeostasis, inflammation, and wound healing.
2. Cellulite Reduction:
Several studies have demonstrated that cafestol and kahweol – diterpene esters within the coffee – have lipolytic effects in adipose tissues, hence, having a huge effect for cellulite reduction.
3. Helps Protect Eye Area:
The around-eye area is delicate and needs proper care. The anti-inflammatory power of caffeine helps diminish under-eye inflammation, puffiness and redness.
4. Skin Firming & Tightening:
Coffee grounds and oil that contain caffeine could boosts blood microcirculation.
5. Treat Chronic Skin Problems:
The caffeine and Chlorogenic Acids (CGA) contained in coffee beans help reduce inflammation that is effective against skin problems such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. Additionally, coffee grounds are promising for fighting any skin infections as it contains antimicrobial properties.
6. Reduce Inflammation:
The regular use of coffee could help combat problems from harmful bacteria that cause wound or frequent skin infections. The CGAs in coffee have both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Combined with the natural exfoliation of coffee grounds, all these benefits can collectively fight acne.
7. Vitamin B-3 for Skin Cancer:
Coffee is rich in Vitamin B3 (niacin), a breakdown of a key compound called trigonelline. Trigonelline can be broken down into niacin after coffee beans being roasted. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, niacin may be helpful in preventing non-melanoma skin cancers and can possibly prevent other skin growths.
8. Reduce Inflammation:
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