Often, our environment is unforgiving, and we use harsh skin care products unknowingly. We must be aware of what our skin actually needs and what we apply.
Considering the abundance of chemically preserved products on the market, natural skincare can be a lifesaver.
My DIY coffee and aloe vera face mask helps my skin regain its suppleness with a delicious blend of caffeine and aloe. Here’s how to make it.
What you need
- Two tablespoons of aloe vera gel
- Half a tablespoon of coffee
- Half a tablespoon of honey
Benefits of the ingredients in Coffee and Aloe Vera Face Mask
This source of antioxidants helps to protect the skin from free radical damage. Aloe vera and coffee both promote cell growth and retain hydration.
Coffee is well known for its exfoliating properties. It removes dead skin cells and promotes skin rejuvenation. Coffee contains caffeic acid, an antioxidant that promotes anti-aging and elevates collagen. Another benefit of coffee is that it reduces puffiness.
The caffeine and chlorogenic acids (CGA) in coffee beans can help reduce inflammation in those with skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis. The antimicrobial properties of coffee grounds might also help fight skin conditions.
Overall, even research says coffee is good for your skin.
Aloe vera has long been tied to skincare because of its healing properties. Homegrown aloe vera is better and can be more beneficial than packaged aloe vera. You only need to cut one of its dashes from the center horizontally. Simply scoop out the gel.
Almost all amino acids are found in aloe, as well as vitamins B, C, E, and A. Also, it supports collagen production.
Acemannan in aloe vera helps soothe the skin. Moreover, it reduces the chances of blemishes later on. You might find it in lower concentrations in lotions and gels that are available on the market.
According to a 2012 study, aloin in aloe vera works effectively as a nontoxic hyperpigmentation treatment, lightening skin and reducing pigmentation.
Aloe vera comes in many forms, including gels, sprays, creams, liquids, and capsules. For this mask, you can use either homegrown or packaged aloe vera.
Honey is an excellent natural skin remedy. Oily and acne-prone skin may benefit from its antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
The humectant properties of honey help to keep skin moist, yet not oily. Therefore, humectants eliminate moisture without replacing it in the skin. Honey improves the appearance of the skin over time.
Aloe vera and coffee combined with honey prove to be highly beneficial. The moisturizing and antibacterial properties of honey help us prepare the thick mask we need. Honey assists in both slowing down microorganism growth and maintaining the skin’s pH balance.
Is coffee and aloe vera good for skin?
When combined, coffee, aloe vera, and honey form a powerful mask that brightens, moisturizes, and exfoliates the skin. The result is that your skin will look younger and smoother.
Why should you try this mask?
This mask is definitely worth trying as it makes your skin feel hydrated and provides all the benefits listed above. Besides that, your skin will feel fresh and glowing with the use of this mask. Also, the scent of coffee will lift your spirits.
Steps to Prepare the coffee and aloe vera face mask
- Put the coffee grounds in a bowl
- Mix the aloe vera with the coffee grounds.
- Add honey to the mixture.
- Put on the mask for between 10 minutes and 15 minutes, then wash your face afterwards.
The skin will feel nourished and healthy after washing. Use the mask twice a week to reap its benefits. Your skin will notice a difference after applying it frequently.
Avoid applying the mask if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. When using packaged aloe vera gel, be sure to check the ingredients list as well.
What to keep in mind
- Avoid applying the mask too close to the undereye area.
- You can add another component to the mixture or whisk it a little more to make it a little thicker. Due to the foaming nature of the coffee, a light whisk will help to achieve the consistency of the mask.
- You can also add a few other components that match the properties of components.
This DIY coffee and aloe vera face mask brings dull skin back to life and combats pollution-related skin problems. Market skincare products may do the trick, but a natural treatment from time to time will restore your face’s glow. If you use this mask, please share your feedback in the comments.