How Coffee Can Benefit Your Skin

You might rely on your morning cup of coffee to boost your energy and metabolism on a daily basis.

While coffee is most widely used as a beverage, it’s also gaining a reputation as an alternative remedy for the skin. This is thanks to its antioxidants, which include phenols that help fight free radicals that can lead to skin damage.

While a cup of coffee can provide antioxidants internally, the purported skin benefits from coffee are primarily obtained topically. This involves making a mask, scrub, or paste from fresh coffee grounds and applying them to your skin directly.

How coffee can benefit your skin

While coffee is renowned for its stimulating effects inside the body, it may provide the opposite effects when applied topically. This is thanks to the antioxidants in coffee.

Anti-ageing benefits

Applying coffee directly to your skin may help decrease the appearance of sunspots, redness, and fine lines.

Vitamin B-3 for skin cancer

Coffee is a rich source of vitamin B3 (niacin), thanks to a breakdown of a key compound called trigonelline. However, trigonelline breaks down into niacin after coffee beans have been roasted.

Acne treatment

In the case of a wound or frequent skin infections, the regular use of coffee could help combat problems from harmful bacteria. The CGAs in coffee has both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Combined with the natural exfoliation of coffee grounds, all these benefits can collectively fight acne.

After-sun care

The same anti-ageing benefits from coffee can also be used for post-sun care. The key here is to make a soothing treatment that your sunburned skin will appreciate — not a mask or a scrub as you would for other skin ailments.

Coffee is a multipurpose product that can potentially offer a variety of skincare benefits.  We at Betty Skincare have formulated a variety of products that have inculcated coffee as their main ingredients such as cocoa & coffee scrub, coffee & cocoa hydra polishing face scrub and many more.

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