Honey and coffee cosmetics

Honey and coffee cosmetics

Coffee beans are a fragrant miracle that can not only lift our spirits in the morning, but also make our skin clean and soft. Coffee will be a faithful assistant in taking care of our health at home, and the result will show itself in a couple of weeks. There are many ways to use coffee beans: masks, scrubs, wraps. Even the hair can be trusted to this versatile product.

Facial Mask

The best pair of sweet-scented grains will be honey: ground granules will help to open and free the pores from toxins, and the honey will saturate the skin with vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6.

Recipe: mix 1 tsp. natural ground coffee with 1 tsp. honey.

The mask should be applied lightly, gently, so as not to damage the skin and cause redness. After 15 minutes, rinse off with warm water. The mixture for oily skin may need to add a couple of drops of lemon juice, and for dry skin – almond oil. To get the desired result, the session should be carried out twice a week in the evening before going to bed, to give the body the opportunity to “breathe” and be infused with useful elements.
Tip: green coffee will get rid of oily shine, and the grounds of brewed coffee are suitable for overdry skin. Honey should be selected liquid, without lumps of sugar.
This method is often used as a scrub for the entire body.

Hair Mask

Natural ground coffee will saturate the scalp with antioxidants and polyphenols, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, so that you get strong and elastic strands. Magnesium will prevent the early appearance of gray hair.
This product is suitable for all hair types, but you should be very careful with the color, as the application to light colors can cause a slight darkening and the appearance of a reddish hue.
In the process of preparing the mixture to the coffee you can add different ingredients. Each girl chooses the perfect combination for her:

  1. 1. Coffee and olive oil: 100 ml of oil heated to a temperature of 36 degrees and combine with two tablespoons of ground beans. Apply to the scalp and wash off after 25 minutes. This will help moisturize the hair, give shine and restore split ends.
  2. Coffee and honey: this is the most affordable and budget method: in a small container to put 2 tbsp. brewed coffee, 1 tbsp. honey, 1 chicken yolk and 50 ml. milk. This is a warming mask, which, when used regularly, will contribute to increasing the volume of hair. After applying the mixture to the strands, you need to cover it with cling film and wear a warm hat. Wash off after 30 minutes at the earliest.
  3. Coffee and brandy: is the most fragrant option. To prepare it, you will need: 1 tsp. coffee, 2 chicken yolks and 10 ml. brandy. Since alcohol is present here, the mosaic should not be kept longer than 10 minutes.
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The mask is worth using if you have an oily and dry scalp, split ends, slow growth.
Contraindications: allergic reactions to components (both coffee and additional ingredients), problems with blood pressure (you should consult your doctor), light-colored hair (possibly a reddish hue).
Caution! Never use soluble granules. All recipes are described using only natural ground grains without additives.
Before using the mask, you must conduct a test: smear a small amount on the scalp behind the ear, wait 15 minutes and wipe it off. If no reactions follow: redness or itching, you can safely apply it to the hair. Before the procedure, do not wash your head: in this way you can ensure deeper penetration of useful substances in the follicles.

Body scrub at home

A coffee and honey wrap helps to lose cellulite, removes toxins from the body, opens and clears the pores. Regular repetitions of the procedure normalize blood circulation, remove swelling.

Carrying out the procedure

Wrapping at home consists of several stages:

  1. Preparation of the skin. First of all, you need to open the pores of the skin by taking a hot bath.
  2. Body scrub. Next, you should proceed with a scrub of ground coffee, mixing a small amount of it with a moisturizing lotion. Gentle massaging movements clean the skin. Such a procedure will be useful even if you do not need a wrap.
  3. Wrap. Now apply the mixture to the body and wrap the film: it is recommended to wear warm clothes or wrap with a wool blanket. The duration of the process is from 20 to 40 minutes. After wrapping the body is lubricated with milk or balsam, so it does not lose precious moisture. One week later the first changes on the scales can be noticed.

All wraps have effects on the cardiovascular system, so before you decide to do it, think about whether it will be good for you or vice versa. Just like with a mask, an allergy test will be mandatory. In most cases, doctors do not recommend wraps for pregnant girls.
To prepare the mixture, you need to put ground coffee and liquid honey in equal proportions in a small container.

Scrub for the bath

When you go to the bath, it is definitely worth taking the opportunity to pamper your skin with the incredible aroma of coffee. Scrub will help to make it velvety, get rid of excess epidermis particles on the body.
To prepare the mixture, put dried coffee grounds and yogurt in a 1:3 ratio in a container. If the skin is quite dry, it is recommended to add olive oil and honey. Since the grind of the scrub is quite coarse, the composition should be applied, but not rubbed, so as not to harm the skin. After visiting the steam room, the body is rinsed with warm water.
This will be especially useful in the cold season, when the skin is deprived of sunlight and hidden under thick layers of clothing.
Be careful! Scrub can be used no more than once a week to protect the upper layer of the epidermis. Let your visit to the steam room leave you with only positive emotions and give fantastic results.

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