Coffee to Wake Up Your Skin
If you are anything like me, you are in LOVE with coffee. Coffee is a main staple for my day. I drink it with just a tad bit of cream and a little bit of natural sweetener. I also use it to give my skin an extra health kick. Yes, I did say I use it on my skin.
Caffeine in skincare products is not a new idea. Cosmetic Companies have been using it for a very long time. However, most people are unaware of just how wonderful caffeine is for the health of their skin. Incorporating caffeine into your skincare routine can produce some awesome benefits such as even toned and smooth skin. Who does not want that?
Coffee protects the skin
Some of the things I hear people complain about when they examine their skin are the appearance of wrinkles, sun spots or loss of elasticity. Unwanted changes to the skin such as these are most times caused by free radicals which causes premature skin aging. Coffee is one of the best defenses against free radicals because of the antioxidants contained in it. Antioxidants will attach free radicals and eliminate them from the skin. This alone will improve the overall look of the skin. So if you are noticing some maturity of the skin, fight back with some sweet smelling coffee.
Coffee Reduces swelling and puffiness
When caffeine is applied topically to skin wondrous things can happen. Caffeine constricts blood vessels and help to reduce swelling and puffiness. Because of this great effect, it is recommended to use eye creams that list caffeine as an active ingredient.
Coffee combats those under eye dark circles
I must begin this section with some hard facts. Caffeine cannot cure hereditary dark circles. Under eye dark circles resulting from things like dehydration, allergies, and lack of sleep can be affected by caffeine due its anti-inflammatory properties. Caffeine reduces that accumulation of blood under the eye which contributes to dark shadows. If you have an eye cream that was created to erase dark circles, it is my opinion that this product must contain caffeine to be effective.
Coffee helps to reduce cellulite
Yes I said it! Coffee helps reduce cellulite. Caffeine can dehydrate fatty cells. The dehydration results in water disappearing for the surface of your skin, which can minimize the appearance of cellulite and provide you with smoother skin.
Research at the University of Sao Paulo has proven that the application of skin cream containing caffeine reduced the size of cellulite fat cells by 17%. So slather that cream, butter and scrubs on to your skin and bring back the skin of your youth.