Pores are these minute openings on the surface of the skin. When we sweat, it is released from the pores. When our pores get clogged when mixed with the body’s natural oil (sebum), sweat, dirt, grime and bacterial buildup, it begins to form blackheads and whiteheads. It can also lead to the formation of acne. Thus, it is important that our pores are kept clean.
Check out how to make this simple DIY coffee mask at home, that will help you minimize the pores on your skin:
Aloe vera gel
Instant coffee powder
Into a small mixing bowl, add in the aloe vera gel and instant coffee powder and mix well until properly combined.
Then apply it on damp skin and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing off with plain water.
How does using an aloe vera and coffee mask benefit the skin?
Apart from just minimizing the pores, using coffee along with aloe vera for the face has multiple other benefits as well.
Check them out below:
Benefits of aloe vera gel for skin:
A lot of people suffer from skin problems like rash or acne. Aloe vera can act as an anti-acne medicine. It contains vitamin C and vitamin E which are helpful to keep one’s skin healthy and radiant.
Aloe vera is rich in vitamins and can contribute to cell turnover, a natural process that involves the constant shedding of dead skin cells and the replacement of it with younger skin cells, over a period of time. It also has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that can help cure and heal skin ailments. It can also help lighten the skin and reduce hyperpigmentation and even out skin tone and complexion.
Benefits of coffee for the skin:
Coffee helps in tissue repair and can help in cell regeneration. It helps increase skin elasticity and promotes the production of collagen (an essential protein in the body that helps promote skin elasticity and keeps our skin healthy) in the skin. When our skin has sufficient elasticity, it helps keep away and fights signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles on the skin and also keeps the skin away from becoming loose and saggy.
Coffee is rich in antioxidants and can help fight free radical damage (unstable molecules or substances that can damage the skin) on the skin, keeping it safe from the environmental pollutants and protecting it from the harsh UV rays of the sun. It can also help reduce acne and fight acne formation.
Using a coffee mask on the skin can help improve blood circulation, thereby making the skin look healthier and void of puffiness.
Coffee grounds can also be used along with brown or cane sugar as a skin exfoliator, to get rid of dead skin cells and increase cell turnover.