Coffee for skin and hair: 8 benefits and uses

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Coffee is a source of nutrients and antioxidants that can benefit the skin, scalp, and hair. A person can use it to exfoliate, treat acne, increase blood flow, and balance pH levels. In this article, we describe eight ways to use coffee for scalp, hair and skin care. We also provide research that helps clarify potential benefits.

1. Exfoliate dead skin

Coffee has antibacterial properties that can protect the skin against germs. Coffee grounds make a great exfoliator. Soil does not dissolve in water, so it has a very good exfoliating effect on the skin.
Results of a study from 2013 show that substances in coffee also help promote healthy skin. Caffeic acid, an antioxidant, can increase collagen levels and reduce premature aging of cells.
Caffeic acid also has antibacterial properties, which means it can help protect the skin against germs. Confirming these findings will require more studies in humans.
To make a simple scrub, combine:
A quarter cup of fresh coffee grounds A quarter cup of brown sugar Enough lemon juice for desired consistency Rub the mixture onto skin every few days after washing the body. Leave the scrub on the skin for a few minutes, then rinse.

2. Reduce eye swelling

Coffee can be beneficial for people with swollen, inflamed eyes. Caffeine stimulates blood flow and widens or dilates blood vessels. This increases blood flow, which can help the skin naturally stretch. The result can be reduced fluid buildup under the eyes.
Other compounds in coffee, such as chlorogenic acid, may also reduce inflammation around the eyes.
Try dabbing around your eyes a mixture of very fine ground coffee and the liquid from the coffee itself.

3. Sun protection

Coffee contains antioxidants that can help protect against UV rays. Coffee contains antioxidants, such as polyphenols. They can help protect against ultraviolet (UV) rays and some of the signs of aging associated with sun exposure.
The authors of a study from 2015 concluded that participants with the highest consumption of polyphenols, either from coffee or other sources, had fewer UV-induced age spots on their faces. . The participants were Japanese women aged 30–60 years. Confirmation of these findings will require further research.
Drinking coffee or applying it to the skin are simple ways to get these antioxidants into the body.
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4. Reduce cellulite

Coffee can also help reduce the appearance of cellulite on the skin. One small study reported that a topical slimming product containing caffeine and several other active ingredients was more effective at reducing stubborn cellulite in women than a placebo product.
However, from this study, it is not possible to say whether caffeine, another substance, or a combination produced results.
A person can try using fresh, wet coffee grounds to exfoliate and exfoliate on areas of skin with cellulite. Exfoliation can also help smooth the skin and stimulate blood flow.

5. Acne treatment

The antioxidants, stimulants, and chlorogenic acid in coffee can make it an effective acne facial exfoliator.
Acne occurs when oil, dead skin cells and other substances clog pores, which can become infected by bacteria, leading to inflammation.
Scrubbing your face with coffee grounds can help remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.
The chlorogenic acids in coffee may also reduce inflammation and protect against certain strains of bacteria.

6. Foot soak

Coffee can be very effective in cleansing feet and smoothing and softening the skin. Bean paste can help remove dead skin cells from the soles of the feet, and the stimulating effects of caffeine can help increase blood flow and circulation in this area.
For a foot soak:
Make a few large cups of coffee Put both the coffee and the used grounds in a small bucket or tub. Letting the coffee cool will not burn the skin. Soak your feet in coffee water and use the grounds to exfoliate the skin.
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7. Hair and Scalp

Rubbing coffee grounds into your scalp can remove dead skin cells.
Scalp and hair are naturally acidic. Scientists measure the acidity of a substance using a pH scale.
The lower the pH value, the more acidic a substance is. A pH value below 7.0 is considered acidic, while a pH above 7.0 is basic or alkaline. The hair fiber has a pH of 3.67, while the scalp has a pH of 5.5.
Using hair products with a pH higher than your hair's value can make your hair dull, frizzy, and damaged.
Coffee is naturally acidic. The American Dental Association gives a pH value of 5.11 for the average roast of a major brand.
Applying coffee to your hair can be a great way to help rebalance the pH levels of your hair and scalp.
Try rinsing your hair with cold brew coffee or rubbing coffee grounds into your scalp. This can also help exfoliate the scalp.

8. Hair color

Those with brown hair who want to add depth to their natural hair color may want to try a coffee treatment.
To blacken hair with coffee:
Make a few cups of strong coffee and let it cool to room temperature. Put the coffee in a large pot. Have a clean cup and a hair band or shower cap handy. Tilt your head over the tub. Use a cup of coffee to pour coffee on your head so that it is evenly absorbed into your hair. Pull your hair out gently, then tie it up or use a shower cap. Let the coffee steep for between 30 minutes and 3 hours. Rinse your hair in the shower. For a darker color, repeat the process. Take away Coffee contains many compounds that are beneficial for the skin, scalp and hair. High-quality freshly ground coffee beans can be more effective than packaged or instant coffee. However, results can vary, and it can be helpful to try a few different types to see which works best.
Anyone unsure about using coffee on their skin should contact a dermatologist first.

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Reference source: medicalnewstoday.com
This article is written for readers from Sài Gòn, Hà Nội, Hồ Chí Minh, Phú Quốc, Nha Trang, Hạ Long, Hải Phòng, Đà Nẵng.

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