How To Use Coffee For Oily Skin (12 Easy Ways)

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Are you someone who cannot miss their morning cup of coffee? Me too.

On a busy day to unwind, coffee is what I need.

It helps in boosting my metabolism and energy. 

But, did you know that coffee works wonders for your skin as well? Have you ever tried? 

While a cup of coffee can provide the relaxation you want, it can also enhance the skin texture when applied topically in the form of a mask or scrub.

In this post, we will look at some of the ways to use coffee for oily skin.

Is Coffee Good For Oily Skin?

Yes, coffee is good for oily skin. Let’s see why –

  • The antioxidant and antibacterial properties of coffee help to fight the free radicals present in the pores of our skin. By getting rid of the free radicals, coffee also helps in increasing the elasticity of the skin.
  • Acne-prone skin can be benefited from coffee because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Coffee reduces the appearance of blemishes and dark spots, inflammation, and redness of the skin. 
  • Coffee is not hard on the skin. You can use it as a natural exfoliant to get rid of dead skin cells, dirt, and dust from the clogged pores. 

Now that we know coffee is good for oily skin, let’s see how to use coffee for oily skin.

How To Use Coffee For Oily Skin?

A great way to use coffee for oily skin is by using it as a face mask.

Simply mix the grounds (leftover from your morning cup of joe!) with some almond or olive oil and any other parts you like, such as milk powder, oatmeal paste, honey, etc.

Simply apply the mask to your face/neck and leave it there for 20 minutes before removing and washing off.

You should see an instant difference- the oils will act as an emulsifier that traps in excess sebum!

Coffee grounds, when wet with water, make a cleansing scrub that can be applied to your face.

Start by wetting the coffee grounds in water and rubbing them together to create a paste.

If it seems too dry, add some moisture, and if you really want an exfoliating effect, add sugar or salt as well.

Try this homemade scrub on your chin and jawline for 5-7 minutes or so before rinsing off with warm water – ideally right after you hop out of the shower!

Spend two to three days using this regime every day until you notice any changes in oily skin or other blemishes. Then continue once every two days for maintenance purposes.

I find that taking coffee and mixing it in a face wash or lotion is great for my oily skin.

It exfoliates, tones and tightens pores, and reduces shine!

Coffee also helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your forehead too!

I follow up with a moisturizer to seal everything in.

Here are some easy recipes using coffee for oily skin –

1. Milk And Coffee Face Mask For Oily Skin

milk in bottles for making a milk face mask

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Method

  • Mix coffee powder and milk in a bowl to make a paste.
  • Apply this pack to your face. 
  • Massage gently for 5 minutes.
  • Leave it on till it dries. 
  • Wash off with water. 

How Often?

Thrice a week. 

2. Sugar, Honey, And Coffee Face Scrub For Oily Skin

honey in a bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coffee powder

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl to form a scrub.
  • Apply this scrub all over your face and massage gently for 2-3 minutes in circular motions.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water. 

How Often?

Once a week.

3. Baking Soda And Coffee Face Scrub For Oily Skin

baking powder in a bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ tablespoon baking soda

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients together to form a scrub.
  • Apply this mixture to your face. 
  • Massage gently for 2-3 minutes in circular motions. 
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Wash off with cold water.

How Often?

Two or three times a week.

4. Oatmeal, Honey, And Coffee Face Scrub For Oily Skin

oats in a spoon on table

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon ground coffee powder
  • ¼ cup ground oatmeal powder

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients together to form a scrub.
  • Apply the mixture all over your face. 
  • Massage gently for 1-2 minutes in circular motions. 
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Wash off with water.

How Often?

Once a week. 

5. Turmeric And Coffee Face Pack For Oily Skin

turmeric root

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt

Method

  • Mix the ingredients together in a bowl to make a thick paste. 
  • Apply this mask to your face.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with water by massaging in circular motions. 

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

6. Turmeric, Cinnamon, And Coffee Scrub For Oily Skin

cinnamon sticks

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coffee powder
  • ½ tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ tablespoon cinnamon or turmeric

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients together to make a scrub. 
  • Apply this scrub to your face. 
  • Massage gently with your fingers in circular motions for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes. 
  • Wash off with water. 

How Often?

Once or twice a week.

7. Lemon And Coffee Mask For Oily Skin

lemons for oily skin

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method

  • Mix both the ingredients together to make a paste. 
  • Apply this mask to your face.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with water by massaging gently in circular motions. 

How Often?

Once or twice a week. 

8. Almond Milk And Coffee Mask For Oily Skin

almond milk for oily skin

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond or full cream milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients together to make a paste.
  • Apply this pack to your face.
  • Leave it on for 20-30 minutes.
  • Wash off with water by massaging gently in circular motions.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

9. Coffee Face Wash For Oily Skin

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons foaming face wash of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon coffee powder

Method

  • Mix the ingredients together to make a coffee face wash. 
  • Apply all over your face like a normal face wash.
  • Wash off with plain water. 

How Often?

Twice a day. 

10. Yogurt And Coffee Mask For Oily Skin

yogurt in a bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon coffee powder

Method

  • Mix the ingredients together in a bowl to make a paste.
  • Apply this pack to your face. 
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with water while massaging gently in circular motions.

How Often?

Everyday.

11. Coffee Ice Cubes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon coffee powder
  • Water

Method

  • In a blender, add coffee powder and the required amount of water. Blend the mixture to make a paste.
  • Pour this mixture into an ice cube tray and refrigerate. 
  • Take an ice cube and rub it on your face.
  • Wash off with warm water. 

How Often?

Everyday.

12. Licorice And Coffee Face Mask For Oily Skin

licorice for oily skin

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • ½ tablespoon licorice

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients together to make a paste.
  • Apply this pack to your face.
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with water.

How Often?

Once a week.Next Up: Try our other home remedies for oily face

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Make A Coffee Scrub For Oily Skin?

A coffee scrub can be made by mixing a few different ingredients such as 1 teaspoon ground premium coffee, 5 tablespoons of sugar, and 5 tablespoons of olive oil. You just mix it all together to form the scrub. To use the scrub, simply blend it on your skin in circular motions for about one minute then wash off with lukewarm water.

Can I Apply Coffee On Face Daily?

Yes, it’s been said that caffeine can contribute to collagen production. Yes, coffee is acidic; however, many people who have sensitive skin find it less irritating than certain other common beverages like sodas and alcohol. So it could be a good choice for those with sensitive skin or those trying to avoid too much acidity in their diet.

Can Coffee Lighten Skin?

It has been claimed the drinking two cups of black coffee per day will make your skin tone fairer than ever before with its anti-inflammatory properties targeting breakouts and reducing redness near acne – not to mention stimulating blood circulation to give you a refreshed look.

Is Coffee Good For Pimples?

Coffee is thought to be good for pimples because caffeine is thought to constrict blood vessels, which reduces inflammation and redness in the skin. That said, I wouldn’t put much weight into this just yet. The studies on coffee consumption are relatively new, so we don’t know what the long-term impact might be.

Can Coffee Treat Acne?

Yes, it can! While the primary benefit of drinking coffee is to feel more alert and awake, studies have found that even decaf has benefits for those with moderate to severe acne. The addition of antioxidants in decaf coffee could help to improve skin clarity and reduce free radicals within the body – both key ingredients in fighting acne.

Can I Leave Coffee On My Face Overnight?

Coffee is full of antioxidants and many other wonderful properties that are beneficial to your skin, but it’s important not to overdo anything. Coffee isn’t a moisturizer so one night won’t do much damage, but putting it on your skin every day or two might be counterproductive.

To keep your skin healthy use a moisturizer as the last step in your nighttime routine and try adding a few drops of coconut oil under the eyes before bed for added hydration support. If you really need coffee on your face, find another way to apply it without leaving it overnight!

Have you ever tried using coffee for oily skin? Did it solve your skin problems? Don’t forget to leave your suggestions in the comments section below 🙂

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