Caffeine and Your Skin
You might not think of coffee as being a main ingredient in your skincare regimen, but in truth coffee and caffeine can be great for the skin.
There are several ways to glean benefits from caffeine in skincare.
Applying Caffeine Topically
Caffeine is often found in products meant to reduce swollen or puffy facial features. It is popular in eye creams. Skin becomes tighter with caffeine application. Pores contact.
The same way that caffeine can cause migraine headaches—vasoconstriction, or tightening of the blood vessels—is how it makes skin tighten. This can improve the look and feel of puffy skin.
What About Drinking It?
As noted by Dermstore, drinking coffee can have a good effect on your skin, particularly if you’re looking to boost your antioxidant intake. Antioxidants fight what causes cancer: free radicals. As the skin is exposed to pollution and harmful sun rays regularly, it’s important to take your antioxidants where you can get them. So drink up, you’re doing yourself good.
However, it is important to remember that coffee is a diuretic: it makes you pee a lot! This can dehydrate you, which is the opposite of good for your skincare. Drink coffee sparingly. Get it in grande instead of the venti, or swap it out for some water first thing in the morning. Staying hydrated is the secret to skin that ages wrinkle-free.
DIY Coffee Skin Care
Once you’ve made your coffee, hang on to the grounds. You can add your leftover morning coffee grounds to a sugar scrub to increase exfoliation. Keeping your skin fresh and smooth is essential to it looking its best.
Not only are coffee grounds good for your skin, it’s a great way to reduce/reuse/recycle when it comes to your leftover coffee grounds.
If DIY isn’t your thing, here are a few products you can try out instead: