Have a Cup of Coffee and...Get Beautiful!
Coffee is usually associated with waking people up in the morning but did you know that it can also perk up your skin? Studies have shown that caffeine used internally and externally has a number of wonderful benefits including treating redness and inflammation, targeting cellulite and working on dark tired puffy eyes. Caffeine has a potent anti-inflammatory response in the skin that has been able to reduce inflammation almost as well as aspirin. Researchers have also found that by adding caffeine to anti-inflammatory creams, that it significantly increased their effectiveness. Recent studies have all shown that by drinking a single cup of coffee a day you may actually lower your risk to developing skin cancer by 10%! Decaf did not seem to offer the same effect.
Dark under-eye circles can be caused by a number of factors including dehydration, allergies, lack of sleep or genetics. Although caffeine cannot completely erase hereditary dark circles, caffeine has been shown to help reduce the puffiness and inflammation by reducing the build-up of blood under your eyes which contributes to dark shadows. Several eye creams now do contain caffeine for this benefit. In addition a number of anti-cellulite creams have been developed to help reduce the appearance of cellulite as well. A study in 2008 revealed that an application of skin cream containing caffeine to cellulite reduced the size of cellulite fat cells by 17% inflammation. By including caffeine into your regular routine you will be on your way to revealing more evenly toned, smooth skin.