When it comes to body massage, there are now a wide variety of products used as body scrub. Apart from the usual oil and lotion, there are also other natural ingredients used such as mud, volcanic stones, even chocolate and coffee grounds.
While coffee has health benefits when consumed by the body, it also benefits the skin such as when used during a massage. There are many reasons why coffee is great for skin treatment. It is not only affordable but also contains anti-oxidant properties, can remove dead skin cells and tightens pores thereby lessening the appearance of wrinkles. In fact, coffee is also a common ingredient today of various beauty products that promise to slowdown ageing and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Coffee helps in getting rid of dead skin cells hence, it is fine to use it for face peeling. However, only the finely grinded coffee grounds should be used.
Some massage therapists recommend coffee for facial massages because of its cleansing and moisturizing effect. It also tightens the skin and temporarily reduces puffy eyes.
Perhaps not many people know that the use of coffee grounds is becoming popular in body massages. In fact, coffee is now a base ingredient in body scrubs, lotions, oils and body wraps.
For body massage, coffee grounds are mixed with soothing gels or lotions by hand or using wet cloth. The purpose of the coffee beans here is to exfoliate or remove dead skin cells through scrubbing. After that, a coffee based lubricant or oil is used during the therapeutic massage.
One of the benefits of this kind of massage is it invigorates tired muscles. Additionally, it protects the skin from oxidation and sun exposure.
For the hair, a study published in the International Journal of Dermatology has found that coffee is a possible stimulant for hair follicles. The researchers noted that caffeine can block the effects of a chemical called DHT that damages hair follicles and can cause baldness in men.
As a result of various studies on the hair growth benefits of coffee, some manufacturers of skincare products including shampoos and conditioners are now using caffeine as one of their base ingredients.
With all these benefits noted and confirmed by scientists, people worried about their aging skin and thinning hair should consider making coffee as a regular part of their regular beauty routine. Now that’s hitting two birds with one stone. You can drink coffee every day and at the same time, use the ground ones for your skincare treatment.
Originally posted on May 30, 2016 @ 3:46 pm