Coffee to Wake Up Your Skin
If you are anything like me, you are in LOVE with coffee. Coffee is the main staple of my day. I drink it ritually every morning. 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 caused by free radicals, which cause 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 the skin, wondrous things can happen. Caffeine constricts blood vessels and helps to reduce swelling and puffiness. Thus, it is recommended to use eye creams that list caffeine as an active ingredient because of this great effect.
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 dehydration, allergies, and lack of sleep can be affected by caffeine’s anti-inflammatory properties. Caffeine reduces that accumulation of blood under the eye, which contributes to dark shadows. If you have an eye cream created to erase dark circles, it is my opinion that this product must contain caffeine effectively.
Coffee helps to reduce cellulite.
Yes, I said it! Coffee helps reduce cellulite. Caffeine can dehydrate fatty cells. The dehydration results in water disappearing from the surface of your skin, which can minimize cellulite’s appearance 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.