Pour Your Skin a Cup of Coffee

Coffee isn’t just a morning organizer or a kitchen shelf staple; it is also worth its weight in gold in the skin care department!


By the time we’ve reached adulthood, coffee has already become a beloved part of our regular diet, so much so that it should be included in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, because, yes, we need it to last throughout the day.

Aside from the instant mood and creativity boost, this wondrous brew has been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. This also gives us a hefty dose of antioxidants to combat the free-radicals in the environment.

But wait, there’s more! It also does wonders to our skin. Here are 4 reasons why you should include this elixir as a part of your beauty routine:

1. Antioxidant Boost

We have always sought berries and pomegranates for their antioxidant content, but did you know that the flavonoids and polyphenols in your coffee pack a more powerful punch? Your cuppa Joe is chockfull of the good stuff that protect you from free radicals that are the culprit behind premature aging and certain diseases.

2. Puff Be Gone!

Have you just survived an all-nighter? If your under-eye circles are all puffed up like a mad puffer fish, coffee can solve that too. Caffeine, a stimulant, restricts blood flow to the area while enhancing skin elasticity and reducing swelling.

If you have time to spare during the day, or if you’re in the mood for some DIY fun, you can create your own under-eye mask. Just mix a spoon of ground coffee with a little water until it becomes a paste. Next, slather it under your eyes, wait for 10-15 minutes, and rinse it off.

3. Bright and Tight

Coffee is a natural diuretic; hence, using grounds as a body scrub or using coffee-based lotions and serums can help minimize the appearance of cellulite by drawing fluids away from the fat cells. This contracts them, making the fat cells less noticeable and the skin a lot tighter.

4. Gentle Exfoliation


Because of the gritty texture of coffee grounds, they make an ideal exfoliator. These are a lot gentler in sloughing off dead skin minus the redness and irritation, unlike sugar and salt, which are also used for exfoliation.


Yes, this wonder beverage really comes with a string of benefits, but keep in mind to always take everything in moderation.