In Indonesia and the Dominican Republic, it is popular to use ground coffee beans mixed with local fruit as a face mask. Before washing off the mask, gently massage the face with your fingertips to exfoliate.

There are different types of coffee (e.g. Arabica, Robusta, Liberica). Depending on the type, roasted coffee beans contain, among others: 0.65-2.7% caffeine, 2-3% sugar, 12-15% fat, over 20% fiber, about 1.5% tannins, 14% protein and organic acids. The most important alkaloids in coffee are caffeine and trigonelline. Other ingredients responsible for the unique aroma of coffee are essential oils. Under the influence of heat, trigonelline breaks down and forms vitamin PP.

The nicotinic acid contained in coffee is part of many enzymes necessary for the functioning of the central nervous system and internal organs. Coffee beans contain large amounts of Vitamin P, which strengthens the walls of blood vessels. In the presence of vitamin P, the body reduces the need for ascorbic acid - one cup of coffee provides us with 20% of the daily requirement for this vitamin.

Coffee-based home cosmetics are extremely effective in the care of various skin types. Coffee can be used primarily to create masks and peels. For treatments, choose natural coffee (no sugar added). The material for creating hand-made masks can be coffee grounds or freshly ground coffee. The easiest way to use coffee is to apply ground coffee beans to damp skin and perform a gentle massage.

Coffee has very good anti-cellulite and slimming properties

Coffee cosmetics recipes

Teeth powder

Coffee powder is a great way to whiten your teeth. Coffee also has a positive effect on the gums affected by the bleeding problem. We can add it to coconut oil

Coffee infusion for face care

1 tablespoon of coffee

1 cup of boiling water

The finely ground coffee should be poured with boiling water and brewed, covered, for about 10 minutes. After cooling down to room temperature, the infusion should be strained. Washing the face with this type of infusion perfectly conditions and refreshes the face skin.

Nourishing coffee mask

1 tablespoon of fatty cottage cheese

1 tablespoon of coffee

Add ground coffee to the cottage cheese and mix thoroughly. Apply the mask on the face, and after 10 minutes wash it off with warm water.

Cleansing mask with coffee

1 tablespoon of freshly ground coffee

2 tablespoons of grated apple

We put the mask on the face and rub it in lightly. After 10 minutes, wash your face with cold water.

Refreshing mask

1 tablespoon of coffee

2 tablespoons of ground walnuts

Combine moist coffee grounds with ground nuts. Apply the mixture to the face, gently massaging it. After 10-15 minutes, wash the mask off the face.

ATTENTION! The mask cannot be used by people allergic to nuts.

Anti-wrinkle mask with coffee

1 tablespoon of ground coffee

1 tablespoon of wholemeal flour

1 yolk

Combine moist coffee grounds with flour and beaten egg yolk. We put it on our face for about 15 minutes and wash it off with warm water.

Spicy peeling mask

spoon of coffee

1/2 cup of boiling water

Pinch of salt

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

Spoon of sugar

Combine moist coffee grounds with the remaining ingredients. We put the mask on the face, and after about 10 minutes we give a gentle massage and rinse.

A firming mask for dry and normal skin

1/2 tablespoon of coffee

1/2 tablespoon of cream

1 teaspoon of olive oil

1/4 teaspoon of honey

Combine the ingredients with each other and apply the resulting mask to your face for about 10 minutes. Attention! People allergic to bee products should not apply honey to the skin.

Coffee peeling for oily skin

spoon of coffee

A tablespoon of yogurt

Combine the ingredients, apply it on the face and gently massage it. The lactic acid contained in yogurt delicately brightens the skin and has a positive effect on oily skin.

Delicate coffee peeling

spoon of coffee

2 tablespoons of oatmeal

A little boiling water

Mix the coffee with the flakes and pour a little water over it. After swelling, apply the mass to the face, gently massage and wash it off.

Coffee peeling for hands and feet

spoon of salt

A spoon of coffee

1/4 tablespoon of cream

Combine moist coffee grounds with the remaining ingredients. Massage hands or feet with peeling for about 2 minutes, and then wash off the product.

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