5 surprising benefits of coffee!
If you're a coffee lover, you'll already know the energising and awakening benefits of drinking coffee! What you may not know however, is that this caffeinated ingredient can be used to scrub, moisturise and energise your body!
- Sydney, 7 October 2016 - By Irene Falcone -
If you're a coffee lover, you'll already know the energising and awakening benefits of drinking coffee! This antioxidant rich bean has been shown to reduce the likelihood of developing Type 2 Diabetes and liver disease. Filled with health benefits, Coffee has also been shown to improve your mood and ability to concentrate! What you may not know however, is that this caffeinated ingredient can be used to scrub, moisturise and energise your body when applied topically. You can even find coffee grinds in active wear! Coffee lovers rejoice... you can now get your caffeine hit in more ways than one!
2. De-puffing eye cream!
If you struggle with dark bags, puffiness or poor circulation around the eyes, I recommend trying a caffeinated eye cream! My pick is the 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream $18.95. This must have product may help to increase circulation, reduce wrinkles and brighten your under eyes! Another fantastic option is the Salt & Glow Awaken Coffee Bean Eye Serum $32.00. This hydrating serum is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids that may help restore your delicate skin around the eyes. It's filled with natural ingredients including Kakadu Plum and Pomegranate Seeds to keep you looking wide awake! I also love Black Chicken Remedies ICU Intensive Care Eye Serum $77.00, that's filled with therapeutic oils. It's ideal for restoring moisture and may help combat free radical damage.
3. Moisturising lip balm!
When taking care of your skin, you can't forget the lips! To soothe inflamed or sore lips, I reach for the Hurraw! Organic Lip Balm - Coffee Bean $6.45. This antioxidant rich balm contains a blend of Cocoa Seed Butter and cold-pressed Coffee Bean extracts from El Salvador. It's the perfect size to keep on you at all times!
4. Comfortable active wear!
The craziest way to recycle coffee grinds? Turning them into active wear! Rumi X uses a blend of sustainable and recycled water bottles and coffee grounds. Designed with fitness and comfort in mind, each piece is so easy to wear and looks beautiful too!
5. Gentle face scrub!
If you're a fan of DIY skincare, I recommend trying out a coffee face scrub! All you need to do is combine your leftover coffee grinds with some organic coconut oil to form a scrub. Here on Nourished Life we have a large range of coconut oils to choose from. You'll love the results of gently cleansed and moisturised skin... all without the use of harmful micro beads!
For more benefits of coffee in skin care, read this other blog here!
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