How to improve your complexion with the ingredients you have at home?
This super mask consists of coffee, cocoa and oats. A group of antioxidants for a beautiful complexion. Cocoa is an ancient ingredient, full of vitamin C, magnesium and Omega 6 fatty acids. On the skin, it stimulates blood flow and promotes cell renewal, giving you the desired youthful, radiant glow! Coffee, in addition to being delicious and we love to start the day with it, is also known to beautify the skin, so in conjunction with cocoa it is perfect.
What are the benefits of these ingredients for the skin?
Called "Food of the Gods", it contains nutrients that the skin loves. Research by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has proven that it has more phenolic phytochemicals and higher antioxidant capacity than black and green tea.
Cocoa is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are important for the skin because they limit the production of free radicals that can damage skin cells by helping to restore healthy looking skin and reduce the signs of aging, help damaged skin cells from free radicals from environmental toxins, car exhaust, ultraviolet light, household chemicals and cigarettes smoke. They increase blood flow and help new cells grow, while keeping skin young and radiant.
Cocoa is rich in antioxidant flavonoids. Studies have shown that flavonoids help repair skin damaged by UV sunlight and environmental toxins.
Wrinkle relief is just one of the benefits of cocoa. It is also known that topical application helps to reduce the appearance of scars, especially the types of scars known as contractile scars. The cocoa plant contains vitamin C and magnesium, both of which help keep skin healthy and protected.
In addition, cocoa is full of minerals including calcium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. Cocoa is also rich in omega 6 fatty acids, which are known to help heal the skin at the cellular level - one of the ways it helps heal scars. It also enhances blood flow and skin hydration, which helps improve skin radiance, crucial for achieving a younger complexion.
Another benefit of cocoa is that it contains a large amount of vitamin E, which is known to increase collagen production. Collagen is what keeps your skin firm and gives it elasticity. The aging process depletes collagen levels, and the skin eventually loses elasticity, resulting in wrinkles. Vitamin E helps boost the body’s natural collagen production, giving you smoother looking skin.
One of the benefits of coffee is its soothing effect on the skin. Although it is known for its stimulating effects in the body, it can provide the opposite effects thanks to the antioxidants it contains. The environment is full of free radicals (contaminant particles, etc.) that destroy skin cells. However, coffee with its antioxidants protects and strengthens the skin's natural defenses.
Antioxidants in the wake, such as polyphenols, can help protect against ultraviolet (UV) rays and some signs of aging associated with sun exposure.
Coffee, with its antioxidants, stimulants and chlorogenic acid, is effective in fighting acne. Cleansing your face with coffee grounds can help cleanse dead skin cells and unclog pores. The chlorogenic acids in coffee can reduce skin inflammation and protect against some bacteria.
Another advantage is that coffee improves skin circulation. In this way, it makes the skin healthier and more energized, effectively reducing tissue swelling and damage to skin areas. Caffeine stimulates blood flow, or dilates blood vessels. This increases blood flow, which can help the skin to tighten naturally. The result can be a reduction in the accumulation of fluid under the eyes. For the same reason, if you’re struggling with stubborn dark circles under your eyes, you can count on coffee.
Applying coffee directly to the skin can reduce the appearance of sun spots, redness and wrinkles. One Trusted Source study found a direct link between drinking coffee and reducing the effects of photoaging.
Coffee naturally evens out your complexion and gives your skin a glow. The skin is healthier and tighter.
Oatmeal can do wonders for acne. Oatmeal contains zinc which is said to reduce inflammation and kill acne-causing bacteria. It also helps absorb excess fat from the skin which can trigger acne.
Itching is mainly caused by inflammation under the skin or when the pH level of the skin is high. Oatmeal helps normalize the pH of your skin, which helps restore the skin’s natural pH and soften dry skin. Oats help to recover eczematous skin by restoring its moisture, restoring the skin barrier, reducing itching and regulating inflammation. Colloidal oatmeal or ground oats can be added to lukewarm water in the tub, to soothe irritated skin and itchy skin for any reason.
In addition, oats can be used to soothe the skin from sunburn thanks to its soothing, antioxidant, healing and hydrating properties. Thanks to its antioxidant benefits, oats can help repair the skin from damage caused by UV rays, pollution, strong chemicals, etc.
Oats can remove dead skin cells and act as a natural moisturizer. Its anti-inflammatory properties help the skin peel off dead cells. The mild pH of oatmeal can help cool inflamed skin that may have been caused by a rash or infection, causing dry skin.
Oatmeal is full of chemical compounds called saponins, which are known for their natural cleansing. Blackheads are nothing but clogged pores on the skin, and oatmeal helps unclog pores and give you smooth and clean skin.
FACE MASK RECIPE
Organic cocoa powder - 1 tsp
Ground coffee (coffee grounds) - 1 tsp
Ground oats - 1 tsp
A little coconut milk (or some other plant-based milk) - homemade oat milk was used for this recipe
If necessary, add more oatmeal if the mixture is too soft.
Put cocoa, coffee grounds and oats in a bowl. Stir while slowly pouring in the coconut milk (or some other milk) until your mixture becomes the consistency of a thick paste. Spread the mask on your face, you can also on your neck and chest. Leave on for 10-15 minutes before washing your face with warm water or a damp cloth.