ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Surprising Benefits Of Coffee Topically And Internally

Updated on September 17, 2015

Coffee is a staple for many people when it comes to their morning routine. In fact, a lot of people do not want to even be approached until they've had that morning coffee. It is usually consumed for it's caffeine properties, or in other words the "get up and go" properties. When, in fact, coffee can be used in various ways.

Coffee is a great way to de-puff the bags under your eyes! The caffeine in the coffee helps to constrict dark blood vessels and force out the fluid that causes the puffiness in your eyes. Sipping on coffee in the morning and will give you that bright-eyed appearance. Even when you haven't slept a lot, drinking at least one cup of coffee will help you look a lot more rested.

The dark stuff can even stave off cellulite! The reasoning behind this is caffeine makes fat cells shrink. Due to its diuretic properties it draws out excess moisture, leading to firmer, tighter looking skin!


  1. Combine 1/2 cup of unbrewed coffee grounds with 1 tbsp. of salt.
  2. Massage into the cellulite prone areas in the shower daily
Cast your vote for Coffee Scrub

Something that most people do not know when it comes to coffee is that it boosts power in older muscles. So it would go to say that coffee reduces risks of falls and injuries. I am not much of a coffee drinker, but when I do have a cup I can definitely feel the difference in energy. It also helps you breathe easier by keeping the diaphragm strong.

You can even say coffee makes you smarter. Upon drinking coffee, the caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream which takes it to the brain. The caffeine in the coffee blocks Adenosine, which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, but causes norepinephrine and dopamine to increase. That causes the firing of neurons to be enhanced.

Coffee also may protect you from Alzheimer's and dementia. It has been known to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's by 65%! That is definitely worth taking a second look at coffee. After Alzheimer's, Parkinson's is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. It appears to be the caffeine that effects Parkinson's instead of the coffee itself. Another plus is drinking four or more cups of coffee a day may protect your liver. As a matter of fact, it may cut your risk of every getting any liver related disorder by up to 80%! Definitely can't argue with those percentages!

Coffee is a huge source of antioxidants. As a matter of fact, it is said that it is the most potent source of antioxidants in the western diet; even fruits and veggies! That might be why it is a great weapon in the arsenal when fighting against depression. In a Harvard study published in 2011, women who drank four or more cups a day had 41% less likelihood of being depressed. A similar study showed that 51% were less likely to commit suicide. I don't know why a lot of women eat chocolate when they are upset. All they should do is grab them a cup of coffee!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)