Coffee Mask: Skincare Prep for Your Indian Wedding

Brides, months before your wedding, it’s recommended to start paying closer attention to your skincare routine. Drinking water and doing periodic face masks are good practice. They’re good practice in general, regardless of whether you’re getting married but if you’re anything like me, I just get so busy and caught up with everything else in life and I keep putting it off. 

Well Rani from Beauty by Rani, shares an easy DIY coffee mask that you can make with ingredients, you likely already have at home.

Coffee is a rich source of antioxidants that protect our skin against free radicals that damage our skin. The caffeine in coffee stimulates the skin and improves blood flow to the face, which is perfect for healthy cell turnover that makes us look radiant and bright.

Another benefit of coffee applied to the skin is that it increases the production of collagen and elastin.  The caffeine in coffee minimizes fine lines and protects against the loss of moisture, making it the ideal skin care choice for anti-aging.

And if you have sun burned or sun damaged skin, you’ll be really happy to know that coffee helps reverse the damage of UV rays! So definitely make sure to slather this on if you happen to get too much sun or if you have sun damaged skin. It will help restore your skin from damage!

(Source: Koo SW, Hirakawa S, Fujii S, Kawasumi M, Nghiem P. Protection from photodamage by topical application of caffeine after ultraviolet irradiation. Br J Dermatol. 2007 May; 156(5):957-64.)

Below are a few of my favorite DIY recipes!!

For Smooth & Clear Skin

1 part ground coffee
1 part milk
Mix until you’ve formed a paste. Apply for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

For Firm & Tight Skin
1 part ground coffee
1 part yogurt
1 part honey
Mix until you’ve formed a paste. Apply for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

For Bright & Glowing Skin
1 part Ground Coffee
1 part yogurt
1 part turmeric
Mix until you have paste. This mask might be a little runny due. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Pat dry.

DISCLAIMER: As with any skin care regimen, always do a test patch first to see if your skin is allergic to any of the ingredients. Please discontinue use if your skin does not react well to the regimen.Never use products that you are allergic to. Always check with your doctors before using products.coffeemask.jpg

ProTip provided by Beauty by Rani, offering full bridal makeup services in Southern California for over 8 years.

{Take Aways}

Take care of yourself! I know you’re busy but if you can, especially in the months before your wedding, you’ll see a big positive difference in your skin if you drink a lot of water (at least 64oz. aka 8 glasses) per day and if you do regular masks, in addition to your normal everyday skincare regimen. I’ve been following Rani’s skincare tips that she’s shared with us for a few months now and I definitely see the difference. I even went to a party this past weekend and didn’t even bother with powder (I usually always apply loose powder) because my skin looked healthy and glowing.

I hope this article has been helpful to you. If it has, let me know in the comments and you might like to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest – whatever your preferred media is, as we frequently publish articles to help making wedding planning just a little bit easier.

Congratulations and cheers!

Samta Varia
Founder & CEO
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(Source: Koo SW, Hirakawa S, Fujii S, Kawasumi M, Nghiem P. Protection from photodamage by topical application of caffeine after ultraviolet irradiation. Br J Dermatol. 2007 May; 156(5):957-64.)

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