With the changing seasons, general wear and tear and the everyday stresses associated with modern life, our skin goes through a lot. Caffeine in your moisturiser or contained in a body or lip scrub helps skin fight some of the effects of ageing effects. It also has natural properties which can protect your complexion from harmful UV rays and different types of pollution. This means that coffee works to prevent future skin damage and fights natures free radicals. These free Radicals contribute to wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of skin elasticity. All a part of getting older. But caffeine also works wonders for younger skin to prevent acne and oily complexions by removing toxins and clearing the pores. This leaves a brighter glow to radiate from the skin.
There are several health and beauty specialists that understand the benefits of caffeine in anti-ageing and beauty products. Caffeine-based products work with all skin types as they bring a natural antibiotic property that other ingredients can’t offer. As with all aspects of the beauty industry caffeine has come under scrutiny from medical experts and health professionals. There are of course some mixed reviews, but overall caffeine is a worthwhile addition which is why it’s found in so many anti-ageing products.
Doctor Frances Prenna Jones is a noted dermatologist who highly recommends caffeine-based products to help restore and rejuvenate the skin.
Dr Jones states “It's not the concentration of caffeine within a product that necessarily key, but whether caffeine can penetrate sufficiently when applied topically. For instance, a study published in the British Pharmacology Journal in 2009 looked at the penetration into the skin and found that it was limited but of value.”
Shabir Daya is the co-founder of Victoria Health and his view is that “Researchers have found that the topical use caffeine has numerous benefits to the skin including helping to increase circulation and stimulate hair growth. Additionally, caffeine appears to protect skin damage from exposure to sun”.
They, among others, like skincare expert Paula Begoun recommend caffeine should be used as a soothing ingredient to calm skin inflammation and irritation. They both promote the fact that caffeine is fantastic for the skin because of its natural properties. Nature offers so many natural remedies so why not take advantage of them.
The antioxidants and the fact that caffeine is a diuretic means that by dehydrating the fat cells it can drastically reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. It works as a vasoconstriction which tightens the skin reducing puffiness in areas like around the eyes due to lack of sleep or tiredness.
The natural exfoliation properties of coffee-based scrubs make it a super choice for removing dead skin cells and removing unwanted nasties produced by oil and dirt in the skin. Coffee-based skin care products nourish the skin peeling away the dead layers for a smoother, younger more natural complexion. Adding coffee to your skin care regime makes a real difference to how your skin looks and feels.