I was surprised to learn that the coffee that I drink makes me prettier. Apparently, immersing yourself in no more than 400 mg of coffee a day can have amazing effects on improving your looks. While I find it hard to believe when I look at myself in the mirror on a Monday morning, the science behind this claim is pretty solid.
Coffee can brighten up your face, specifically, the coffee grounds. The coffee grounds from making your morning coffee can do wonders for your skin. Just add some epsom salts to your grounds and make a coffee facial scrub! The acid in the coffee performs chemical exfoliation and the grounds prevent your pores from clogging, brightening your skin and softening any wrinkles you may have. Scrubbing coffee grounds on your body can also help to reduce the effects of cellulite. The caffeine will help the body to boost the flow of blood to your skin and tighten your pores. Another way coffee can improve your looks is by reducing the dark circles around your eyes by constricting the blood vessels. The area under our eyes contain lymphatic channels, and if they are draining poorly, they can cause bags. The caffeine in coffee helps remove water from the system, allowing proper drainage and brighter eyes.
Coffee can not only improve your looks, but it can also be beneficial to your health. Coffee improves your cardiovascular circulation, which aids in getting nutrients where they need to go. Studies have also shown that individuals drinking coffee on a daily basis have a lower risk of getting heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. Coffee also protects against liver damage and Parkinson’s.
So there you have it, coffee is the miracle beverage. Not only does it make you feel better in the early A.M., but your cup of coffee is improving your looks and could be saving your life!