Coffee – why is it used in SPA cosmetics?

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Coffee beans are used in body care. Its ingredients stimulate hair growth, smooth and firm the skin and reduce cellulite

Positive effects of coffee on the whole body

Coffee beans are widely used in spa cosmetics. It is estimated that caffeine has the greatest effect on the eye area. In these areas it stimulates microcirculation, eliminates swelling and dark circles under the eyes. Caffeine can be found in coffee beans, green coffee and tea. Green coffee oil, on the other hand, has a moisturizing effect. Studies say it works 6 times better than jojoba or almond oil

Coffee contains not only caffeine. Its beans are also rich in other compounds that positively affect the skin. It contains bromine, theophylline, purine alkaloids and chlorogenic acid. Theophylline and theobromine affect the secretion of adrenaline and serotonin. Thanks to that, morning coffee and cosmetics containing its beans put us in a good mood and give us energy to act. Besides, coffee is famous for its great aroma. It is used in aromatherapy, and the beautiful scent enriches every cosmetic treatment. One of the most important polyphenolic compounds contained in coffee is chlorogenic acid. It fights free radicals, protects the skin and prevents DNA damage, which slows down the skin aging process. Coffee beans are rich in phytosterols. They strengthen the hydrolipid coat of the skin, have anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties, soothe irritation and accelerate the healing of the epidermis. They improve skin firmness and elasticity and have anti-wrinkle effect. Green coffee oil in turn has an anti-acne effect

Stimulating effect of coffee

Scientific research confirms that caffeine applied to the scalp stimulates the roots, which influences faster hair growth. Caffeine does more than just stimulate the hair from the inside; it also has a great effect on the hair’s external appearance. It gives them shine and brings out the depth of color. Active ingredients, especially caffeine, are quickly removed from the body. It should be remembered that in order to achieve results, you need to regularly use cosmetics with coffee. They must be on the head for at least 2 minutes. During this time, caffeine is activated and penetrates into the deeper layers of the epidermis

Home SPA – Coffee Rinse for Hair

If you want to see how caffeine works on your hair and scalp, you can prepare a suitable preparation at home. Pour boiling water over one tablespoon of loose black coffee. Drain the grounds and then add half a liter of cool, boiled water to it. Use the rinse after shampooing your hair. Rinse off the conditioner you applied after the bath. While doing so, gently rub the rinse into your scalp and hair strands

The Conditioning Properties of Coffee

Caffeine is one of the most commonly used ingredients in body care cosmetics. It is most often found in scrubs and anti-cellulite, slimming and firming lotions. The use of coffee in daily body care prevents accumulation of fatty tissue. In addition, it is an active ingredient that stimulates blood circulation and causes the dehydration of cells. Regular use of cosmetics results in an even skin tone, smoothes and firms the body, and makes cellulite less visible. Due to the strong caffeine effect, it should not be used by people with a tendency to dilatation of blood vessels and spider veins

Coffee in facial care

Earlier it was mentioned that coffee has a positive effect on the skin, especially around the eyes. The effect of its action is a fresh complexion with an even color. SPA cosmetics protect against the negative effects of UV rays, and thus have an anti-aging effect

Home SPA face mask

Brew coffee and cocoa in a very small amount of water. Then pour away the resulting coffee, only the grounds and dissolved cocoa must remain in the container. Add a tablespoon of thick cream or natural yogurt to the mixture. Apply the mask to your face, leave it on for about 10-15 minutes, and then rinse with lukewarm water, gently massaging the skin

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