DIY coffee face packs for glowing, younger-looking skin
While coffee is widely used as a beverage, it is also gaining a reputation as an alternative remedy for the skin. Thanks to its caffeic acid and antioxidants, which include phenols that fight free radicals, coffee helps exfoliate, brighten, and nourish your skin. It also slows down the signs of aging. You can get these benefits from using the following DIY coffee face packs.
Coffee and milk
This mask combines caffeine with the lactic acid in milk to exfoliate and remove impurities from your skin. Mix one tablespoon of coffee powder with raw milk (one and a half tablespoons) in a bowl. Apply this paste on your cleansed face and neck. After letting it sit on your face for at least 10 to 15 minutes, wash it off with cold water.
Coffee and honey
This mix can not only give you a natural moisturized glow but also reduces the signs of aging like wrinkles, dryness, and dark spots. Combine one tablespoon of coffee powder with one tablespoon of honey. Scrub this mix onto your face in a circular motion and let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water and a light foaming face cleanser.
Coffee, yogurt, and turmeric
Oily and acne-prone skin can benefit from this pack. While turmeric's anti-bacterial properties can fight acne, yogurt soaks excess oil and leaves the skin feeling hydrated, and coffee unclogs the pores and reduces inflammation. Mix two tablespoons of yogurt and ground coffee, with half a teaspoon of turmeric. Apply this on a cleansed face. Let it sit for 10 minutes before washing it off.
Coffee, olive oil, and brown sugar
If you want a scrub that's not harsh for your skin, this is your best bet. Since olive oil is a non-comedogenic ingredient (won't clog your pores), it, along with brown sugar and coffee, can remove dead skin cells. Mix some ground coffee and brown sugar with olive oil. Massage this scrub on your face in a circular motion. Wash it after 10-15 minutes.