More companies are starting to use caffeine as an ingredient in their skincare products for the exact same reason we drink it! Coffee gives us the energy boost we need to get us through the day, especially when you’re not getting the rest you need!
For some of us, an ice-cold cup of cold brew is the only way to start the day. You might prefer something a little different and a whole lot sweeter, but you still enjoy your daily caffeine fix!
Being a stimulant, caffeine, and more specifically, coffee is becoming an ingredient favored in skincare! From serums to scrubs, it’s everywhere, but how does it benefit your skin?
Staying up late has a way of catching up to you, and it’s not so subtle when you wake up with puffy eyes! Caffeine helps boost circulation and gets the excess fluid moving under your eyes. You just have to add it into your daily skincare routine.
Helps with cellulite
No one loves the appearance of cellulite; we all pine for smooth skin like we see everywhere. Caffeine from the coffee helps break down the fat, which is then removed through your circulation.
That’s why many scrubs and even creams aimed at cellulite make use of coffee grounds. It’s no replacement for a healthy diet and exercise, but it certainly helps reduce the appearance of cellulite!
It has anti-aging properties.
Coffee is rich in anti-oxidants, and when applied directly to your skin, it can help fight fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps fight any sun-related signs of aging and reduces redness and visible sunspots.
Fights dark circles
Caffeine boosts circulation, which helps reduce the appearance of dark circles. You can find a caffeine eye serum or even make an eye mask at home with coffee grounds using water.
Using a coffee scrub can help fight acne caused by a build-up of bacteria or dead skin cells. Not only can ground coffee be used as an exfoliant to get rid of dead skin cells, but it also has anti-bacterial properties to help fight the bacteria that cause acne.
You can enjoy the benefits of caffeine on your skin from the many products on the market or even DIY your treatments at home! But be sure that you don’t have any issues with caffeine in your diet before incorporating it into your skincare regimen!
Dr Saadiqah Hajat