Wake up to coffee
The caffeine in coffee smoothens the surface of your skin. ‘Wake up and smell the coffee’. This phrase has taken a different meaning altogether. If you are a true coffee enthusiast, then the good news is that coffee has beneficial properties that not only affect your health and wellness, but your appearance too! Popularly known as the “Arab wine” in 16th century, coffee is an aromatic plant that comes with innumerable special properties.
Despite all the controversy over whether coffee is good or bad for you, the fact is that it delivers some powerful results ranging from an energy boost, clearing the mind to relieving headaches, controlling high blood pressure and improving breathing. Coffee has also been used both in conventional and homoeopathic medicine. Some of the valuable findings in the past few years are about coffee and anti-ageing related to coffee’s strong antioxidant properties. Coffee is able to absorb free radicals, ridding the body and skin of toxins and therefore preserving its youthful quality. It is believed that coffee has a higher content of antioxidants than green tea. Caffeine nowadays is generously being used in scrubs, creams and lotions as it helps constrict the blood cells. The caffeine in coffee, when used in skin care, works to dehydrate fatty cells so that water disappears from the surface of your skin. This means that the skin develops a smooth texture.
Another popular benefit of caffeine is that it helps tightening of the fine lines near the eyes. It contains many elements, which help our skin look and feel amazing. It has the ability to mend broken skin, soothe irritation and revitalize cells. Coffee is one of the best ingredients to fight cellulite or so called “orange peel” skin. This ability is attributed to the high concentration of natural alkaloids that increase blood circulation and eliminate water retention.
Coffee is not just a tonic for the body and brain but also a tonic for the skin, improving its micro circulation activity, stimulating cell renewal and detoxifying the lymphatic system. So enjoy your next cuppa and do so with a guilt-free mind.