There seems to be a bit of a divide at the moment, deciding if coffee is good for you or not. So many of us can’t give up our morning coffee, though, can we? Regardless of the debate on the health benefits, coffee has so many other unexpected uses. I know people that are keen gardeners. They swear by being able to use coffee grounds in the garden to keep the slugs away. Pretty amazing, right? There are plenty of uses for coffee in your beauty regime too. Even more amazing! We pretty much all have it in the cupboard at home, so as well as drinking it, you can save on beauty products.
Use on Tired Eyes
Have you ever used a beauty under eye roll on, that is meant to be for puffy eyes? One of the major ingredients in them is caffeine. Guess what is in coffee too? So it makes sense to use your leftover coffee grounds to use on your tired and puffy eyes. What you should do is keep your morning coffee grounds and put them to one side. They need to cool well before you put them anywhere near your eyes, of course! Then just gently apply them to the puffy area around the eyes. Leave them for about fifteen minutes or so, while you continue to get ready. Then just wash the grounds away with some cool water. You will notice a difference right away.
Use as a Body Scrub
Coffee just has so many uses; I can see why the guys at Coffee Revolution are big fans of the stuff! If it can help to eliminate cellulite, then I think it might need to be my new best friend too. If you make a coffee scrub, then you can use it to exfoliate your skin. This is a great way to get rid of dead skin cells and to massage your skin. It helps with blood flow and circulation and can tighten the skin too. This all contributes to a reduction in the appearance of cellulite. Pretty much winning at life!
You can use coffee grounds on your hair too. Massage in coffee grounds into your scalp before you shampoo and it will help to get rid of dandruff. Massage for about a minute and then shampoo and condition your hair as normal.
It isn’t just all about the coffee grounds. How about making up some coffee ice cubes in advance? Then on sunny days or when you have puffy, tired skin, take out an ice cube. Then all you need to do is wipe the ice cube around your jawline and cheeks, to help reduce puffiness. It will make your skin feel rejuvenated and fresh. If all else fails, you could blend up some of the ice cubes in a blender. Then you’ve got your own iced coffee; perfect for warm days when you want a caffeine boost.
Have you got some fun and unusual uses for coffee that are proven to work? I’d love to hear what you think, and the was that you use coffee in your beauty routine.
Hi, I’m Anna the Editor of Beauty and Lace. This website was my first baby and since its launch, I’ve gained three kids, a husband, and a puppy! We want to keep this space positive, we are all about sharing the things we love – and avoiding the things we don’t. Happy reading x