What does Caffeine do to your body?
We all have turned to caffeine for a much needed boost so we know that it is a potent stimulant. It is a naturally occurring stimulant found most commonly in coffee, tea, and cacao plants. Caffeine has more recently also taken the beauty world by storm due to its powerful effects on beauty care. Let’s delve into how caffeine can positively impact our skin and hair care.
Caffeine for your Skin?
Caffeine is an anti-aging powerhouse, chockfull of antioxidants like theobromine and xanthine. It acts as a deterrent to the production of free radicals which oxidize skin cells and cause damage like premature aging. It protects skin from the damage caused by UV radiation and sun exposure. Regular use of caffeine topically can reduce the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation resulting in more youthful looking skin.
Caffeine also draws out excess fluid from skin cells resulting in tighter and more toned skin. This ability makes it particularly useful in reducing the appearance of cellulite. It also prevents excess accumulation of fat in cells and can temporarily constrict blood vessels, all of which can be useful in giving skin a firmer appearance and banishing cellulite, even if temporarily. Regular use can show marked improvement in these problem areas.
Caffeine for your Eyes?
Caffeine is also particularly effective for the delicate under eye area. This is one of the first areas on our face that shows signs of aging and damage including puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines, and can negatively impact the appearance of your face. Caffeine is anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictive which can reduce swelling, puffiness, and redness. It also helps with microcirculation of blood which helps decrease dark circles under eyes. This overall helps perk up your entire face by brightening your under eye area.
Caffeine for your Hair?
Caffeine is great for hair care as well. It inhibits the hormones associated with male pattern baldness and penetrates deep into the hair roots to stimulate them. This triggers stronger and healthier hair growth. It also strengthens the hair shaft, restoring shine and nourishment to damaged hair. It is a great alternative to toxic chemical dyes and helps make hair darker while nourishing them and stimulating hair follicles to ensure faster hair growth.
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- Caffeine: an antioxidant that firms, tightens, and brightens the under-eye area
- Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG): a compound found in green tea leaves that provides antioxidant support