My mornings are incomplete without having my regular cup of Joe. It gives me a fresh start and enables me to power through the first half of my day easily.

But there’s more to coffee than just its nutritional benefits. Coffee is an excellent source of antioxidants and nutrients that are beneficial for our hair, skin, and scalp.

Studies show that it has been proven effective in treating acne and can be used to balance pH levels and increase blood flow.

Keep reading to find out how I use everyone’s favorite beverage to get great skin and hair.

Exfoliation:

Coffee grounds have antimicrobial qualities that help keep skin safe from germs. Moreover, they make for a great natural exfoliator. Coffee grounds can stay solid in water, making them ideal for use as a scrub in the shower.

A 2013 study found that a few properties of coffee can help it promote healthy skin. Caffeic acid, an antioxidant, effectively boosts collagen levels and reverses the signs of premature aging.

You can make a simple coffee scrub by combining coffee grounds, brown sugar, and lemon juice. Use this thrice a week in the shower for best results.

Pouring freshly brewed coffee

Reduces Puffy Eyes:

Coffee not only helps you feel awake, but it can also help you look awake too. Caffeine can stimulate blood flow and help the skin to tighten naturally.

It can help reduce the fluid build-up under our eyes, which creates puffy, inflamed eyes. The chlorogenic acids are effective at reducing inflammation.

Grind coffee to a fine paste and add a little brewed coffee and apply this mixture around your eyes regularly to see results.

Treats Acne:

The chlorogenic acids, stimulants, and antioxidants present in coffee can help it fight acne.

Acne occurs as a build-up of oil, dead skin cells, and dirt in our pores. Bacteria attack the clogged pores, causing inflammation on the skin.

The chlorogenic acids and antimicrobial properties of coffee can help clear away dead skin cells and open clogged pores by scrubbing.

Scalp And Hair:

The hair and scalp are comprised of natural acids. Hair fibers are incredibly acidic, having a pH of 3.67, while the scalp has a pH of 5.5.

Hair products that are even more acidic than the hair can cause your locks to be damaged and frizzy.

Coffee has a pH value of 5.11, which makes it ideal for restoring your head’s pH balance.

You can use coffee grounds to scrub your scalp or rinse your hair with cold, brewed coffee for a shine boost.

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