Coffee is not only delicious for consumption. Coffee powder can also be processed with a mixture of other ingredients to become a mask that is claimed useful to remove dead skin cells. Mask is a blend of material applied to the surface of the face, left for some time until dry, then rinsed clean. The process of immersion aims for the active ingredients in the mask to seep into the skin.
Rich in Antioxidant Content
Various natural ingredients can be used as a mask, blend ranging from fruit, vegetable, and grain, including coffee. In addition to a soothing aroma, coffee bean itself is rich in deposits of natural antioxidants called quinines, which will became more active after baking.
Although the benefits of coffee applied to the skin as a mask has not been proven, but certainly the antioxidant itself is needed skin to ward off free radicals in order to stay young. Free radicals are a term for damaged cells that can cause certain negative conditions. From outside the body, free radicals can be generated from cigarette smoke and radiation causing early skin aging.
Make Your Own Coffee Mask
Various ingredients can be combined into the coffee mask. Yogurt, milk, olive oil, or honey can be added if you have dry skin. While the lemon can be combined to help overcome oily skin. If the coffee is combined with chocolate powder, this mask can reduce swelling in the area around the eyes and face, brighten the skin so it no longer looks dull. Because of these benefits claims, coffee powder has become the favorite ingredient of the alloy in a beauty mask
Here is a recipe that you can try it yourself at home. Materials need to be prepared, among others:
- 2 tablespoons honey for dry skin, or lemon juice if your skin is oily.
- 4 tablespoons powder or coffee beans that have been mashed.
- 4 tablespoons powdered brown sugar/sweetener without alloy.
- 8 tablespoons of unflavored yogurt or milk, coconut milk, or almond milk. You can also use the eggs, olive oil, coconut oil or original.
How to make it too easy. Follow the instructions below.
- Combine coffee powder and cocoa powder, and add milk until mask form. If you want a thick mask, milk use can be limited.
- Add honey and stir until mixed evenly
- Brush on the cleaned face and neck.
- Allow to dry.
To clean the face of the mask, press a soft damp cloth that has been soaked in warm water to your face until the mask loosens and slips off. Avoid rubbing the cloth onto your face, especially if your skin is sensitive. In addition, if the coffee is still in the form of seeds that must be ground, make sure the seed is milled smooth so it does not hurt the face.
Although the benefits of coffee for the skin has not been scientifically proven, but considering the ingredients are natural and easy to obtain, there is no harm in trying the coffee mask on top. But if it turns out your skin is allergic to this mask, immediately go to the doctor.