Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Using Coffee As A Face Mask

Using A Coffee Mask In Your Skincare Regimen

Although coffee is synonymous with helping people wake up in the morning, it's benefits as a skin treatment unfortunately aren't as widely known.

Caffeine is a vasodilator which increases firmness and aids in the tightening of your complexion. Using a coffee facial mask also helps inject life back to dull tired skin, and brightens your face while decreasing puffiness.

In addition to these fantastic benefits, the Coffea arabica plant has many anti-inflammatory properties, and is loaded with antioxidants that assist with neutralizing of free radicals, which can cause damage the inner layer of skin.

Can I really make my own Mask?

Absolutely! Currently, masks and caffeine based skincare products are on the rise. Scrubs, moisturizers, and others are taking advantage of caffeine's wonderful skincare benefits. Many of these products however, are seriously overpriced, and let's face it: using a homemade recipe can be just as effective as long as you do your homework!

So now that you are aware of all the wonderful skin benefits coffee has to offer, let's talk about how to create a coffee mask, and incorporate Caffeine into your weekly skincare regimen, so you experience it's restorative effects for yourself!

Coffee Mask Benefits

  • Improves circulation
  • Can help eliminate wrinkles
  • Plumps and firms the skin
  • Brightens skin
  • Decreases puffiness

How To Make A Coffee Facial Mask

The following recipe is incredibly easy, and extremely beneficial for your skin! It also allows a lot of room for adding in additional ingredients to assist you with any additional skin concerns you may have.

  • 4 tablespoons of finely ground coffee
  • 1/4 cup of whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Coffee Mask Preparation

Mix all of the ingredients together until you get a paste like consistency. Consistency is one of the key factors of an effective mask. If necessary, you can add more coffee or milk to achieve a paste.

How To Apply The Coffee Mask

Start smearing the coffee facial mask on your face using a gentle circular massage motion to help not only help with absorption, but to also to increase overall skin circulation.

  • Make sure to cover your entire face, even the under eye area but avoid lips.
  • Leave the coffee mask on for 20 minutes.
  • Gently wash the mask off and gently pat dry the skin.

The darkness of the coffee mask might make you feel like a swamp thing but lay back, relax, and enjoy the aroma of this delicious mask. With all the antioxidants your face will have a beautiful clean glow, and your skin will feel an instant tightness.Use this coffee mask recipe once a week for your regular facial boost!

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