Although a natural process, aging is responsible for bodily changes, which can be a source of complexes. In fact, over time, we notice the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and dermatological disorders. Fortunately, some natural remedies can reduce these marks and restore the skin’s radiance.
Beyond the effects of time, the skin is constantly put to the test. Pollution, smoking, diet, sedentary lifestyle, hormonal disorders … are all aggravating factors. In addition, oxidative stress, that is to say, the aggression of cells by free radicals, promotes cell aging and loss of elasticity of the skin. Thus, it is advisable to bet on antioxidant ingredients to attenuate this phenomenon and to reduce the esthetic disorders. Among these are coffee and almonds. Overview of their benefits and how to use them for the skin.
The benefits of coffee and almond milk
Having a high content of caffeine, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, coffee offers many advantages, when consumed in moderation or used in topical application. Indeed, according to a study on the use of caffeine in cosmetic products, it would slow down the aging process of the skin and increase the microcirculation of the blood thanks to its antioxidant capacities. In addition, it improves the barrier function of the skin in men according to another scientific study.
- The almonds
Sources of calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and vitamin E, almonds have antioxidant properties that are particularly effective in fighting skin disorders. Moreover, the vitamin E present in almonds (content: 14.6 mg / 100g according to the National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES)) was the subject of numerous researches concerning its effectiveness in the aesthetic field. It has been discovered that vitamin E promotes healing and protects the skin from free radicals, and therefore prevents and reduces skin aging (wrinkles, spots, loss of elasticity, etc.).
Thus, coffee and almonds are particularly recommended in the aesthetic field. However, commercially available products contain minimal amounts of these ingredients. Therefore, it is better to turn to natural home remedies, in order to be sure of the quantity of the ingredients and to make the most of their benefits. Besides, here is a natural anti-aging remedy, simple and effective.
- The natural anti-aging remedy
- 4 tablespoons organic ground coffee
- 3 tablespoons organic almond milk
Mix all the ingredients to obtain a thick but slightly grainy texture.
Apply a first layer of the preparation on your face, using your fingers, making small circular movements to stimulate your skin, then put a second layer and leave on for about fifteen minutes. Finally, rinse your face with lukewarm water and then finish with a final spray of cold water, to firm the skin and tighten the pores.
This mask is to be used once a week.
- Homemade almond milk
If you want to make your own almond milk, all you need is 250g of whole organic almonds (with the skin) and water. Start by soaking your almonds in a bowl of water overnight. The next day, mix them by adding 250ml of water to obtain a thick paste. Finally, pour the dough into a liter of boiled water then leave to infuse for a few minutes and strain the preparation through a sieve. Collect your almond milk and store it in an airtight glass bottle. You can use it plain for your cosmetic treatments and/or add a little honey or spices to consume it as it is.