By Mary N. DiZazzo

Coffee for Beauty and Health

Ciao bella,

Are you tired of hearing one minute "Don't eat this!" "Don't drink that!" ? One of them was Coffee as you may have heard. Turns out it's very good for you. Your morning wake up blend of Java can prevent certain types of cancer, prevent type 2 diabetes along with a slew of reasons to indulge. The benefits may make a tea drinker think again.

Coffee has now made it's way into beauty regimens! Here are some tips on the many benefits of Coffee. We pay for products to do what simple Coffee will conquer!

Spa enthusiasts recommend some cooled down Coffee grounds applied under your eyes to eliminate puffy eyes. Soak a cotton pad with Coffee grounds & relax for 20 minutes. Rinse off grounds with cold water.

Coffee used as an exfoliant. The grounds have a perfect consistency to rub your whole bod. Coffee beans contain caffeic acid which boosts collagen. Also good for cellulite.

To brighten your skin with a mask. Apply 2 tablespoons of organic plain yogurt and 1 tablespoon of ground Coffee to clean skin. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse for a glowing and radiant complexion. The caffeine helps stimulate circulation.

A great exfoliant for your scalp is necessary to eliminate dead skin cells. Use 1/3 of ground Coffee to wet scalp and massage in a circular motion for 60 seconds. Rinse and follow with your usual routine of shampoo and conditioner. The Coffee will give your hair a beautiful shine.

To increase circulation and reduce a puffy face, here is the trick! Freeze Coffee ice cubes in advance. To also brighten skin trace a cube around bone structure. Done every day will show results of reduced puffiness.

So my dear Glamazons I hope these Coffee tips will help make you more appealing and feeling glam! Go out and grab a cup or two of joe!

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or