Coffee is a part of my lifestyle! I can’t event function in the mornings without smelling coffee. I have a interesting love affair with it, though. I always go through this cycle where quit cause I feel like it’s bad for me, just to once again have a massive relapse and go back to drinking it! I recently found out from a friend that coffee isn’t as bad for you as you think. I put on my research hat and found out that caffeine helps tighten the skin, which can help reduce cellulite. When applied under and around the eyes, it can minimize the appearance of puffy eyes because caffeine restricts blood vessels, which reduces swelling and inflammation. It can also help treat non-hereditary dark circles under the eyes. SAY WHAT?! Coffee can help you look even more beautiful AND jump start your day? Count me in! Check out all the different ways this beloved drink can benefit you in the beauty department.

Coffee Is Loaded With Antioxidants

When you think of antioxidants, you usually picture foods like fruits and veggies; however, coffee is also PACKED with them. Antioxidants fight premature aging of the skin, so to that I say, DRINK UP!

It Can Protect Your Hair

No joke — the antioxidants in coffee can also protect your hair and help prevent breakage. Try a shampoo made with the magical bean for extra protection, like this one from Alaffia.

Bye Bye Puffy Eyes

When applied via eye creams, it can help restrict blood vessels under eyes, causing them to de-puff. Check out this one from 100% Pure here.

Say Goodbye To Cellulite

Creams and serums containing caffeine can temporarily minimize the look of cellulite. Coffee is diuretic, so it draws fluid away from fat cells, which nixes the look of lumpy skin. Score!

Scrub Away!

Don’t throw away those leftover coffee grounds just yet! Not only do they make for an effective, gentle exfoliating scrub, it can also reduce the appearance of cellulite as well! If you’re weird about using your old Dunkin’ Donuts grounds all over your body, try a pre-made scrub, like this one from Urban Outfitters.