To some extent, most of us long for the beautiful, glowing and perfect skin that we were blessed with when we were younger. Am I wrong? I don’t think so!
If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried everything in the book to take back your skin health, from following a rigorous skincare routine to getting rid of all of the worst processed foods from my diet. It’s not breaking news that drinking enough water is also important. However, you probably find yourself drinking more tea and coffee than you do water. There’s one important thing I should’ve done all along: Drinking more premium and unique beverages! To have perfect skin, you need to be mindful of how you nourish your body from within. If you drink more beverages than water, then I have some good news about caffeine you need to know:
Benefits Of Caffeine For Skin
Besides boosting your energy and mood, using caffeine externally and internally can improve your skin as well. This is why cosmetic companies incorporate caffeine in their skincare products.
1. Fights Free Radicals
Free radicals cause premature skin ageing causing fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Yes, the three signs of aging most of us fear!
However, the antioxidants in caffeine can attack these free radicals and get rid of them. This then improves the overall appearance of your skin. In fact, coffee been extracts have been shown to be responsible for skin cell energy preservation due to its free radical properties. So, go ahead and drink caffeinated drinks!
2. Soothes Inflammation
Caffeine is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties which makes it useful in reducing redness in your skin and inflammation. When you use skincare products with caffeine, they can help reduce and prevent inflammation and redness, giving you beautiful, even skin tone.
3. Treatment of Under Eye Dark Circles
Factors like allergies, dehydration, lack of sleep and genetics can cause dark circles. Drinking caffeinated drinks treats these dark circles. Caffeine’s anti-inflammatory properties make it beneficial in reducing inflammation and puffiness associated with dark circles. Thanks to it’s ability to increase circulation! Caffeine also reduces the build up of blood under your eyes which often contributes to dark shadows.
To get the same effect externally, you can use tea bags. Tea leaves contain caffeine. All you have to do is put moist tea bags under your eyes for 5 minutes to reduce dark circles and puffiness.
4. Reduces Cellulite
The caffeine you find in skin care products can dehydrate fatty cells. This causes water to disappear from the surface of your skin, minimizing the appearance of cellulite and making your skin smoother.
According to research at the University of Sao Paulo, applying skin cream that contains caffeine reduces the size of cellulite fat cells by almost 17%. A variety of anti-cellulite creams are available that can also decrease the appearance of cellulite. A great way to use caffeine is by adding instant or ground coffee to your regular body scrub.
5. Improves circulation
Drinking coffee can significantly increases blood flow and perks up the blood vessels. Without proper circulation your metabolism doesn’t function properly. This leaves you with low energy levels, your organs become nutrient deprived and your cells wear out from disease. Another negative effect of poor circulation is poor skin health and appearance.
6. Repairs UV Damage
Caffeine can also repair the skin damage that exposure to UV rays causes. It is regarded as a stronger antioxidant than the polyphenols found in green tea. In fact, caffeine contains the best and strongest antioxidants that fight UV damage.
7. Tightens Skin
Caffeine is also popular for its topical use because it can smooth puffy skin and tighten fine lines. Your skin absorbs caffeine used in creams to help tighten its appearance. Furthermore, it prevents the growth of skin cancer cells. So look out for beauty products containing caffeine or better still, add coffee to your skincare products for flawless appearance. Don’t forget to drink some too!