Did you know that adding a shot of caffeine to your beauty regime can give you the same glow as your coffee cup?
BY CEVEL REGIS
Whether you enjoy black coffee, double espresso or you’re a perfectionist cappuccino drinker –it’s no secret that Caribbean people enjoy their caffeine! Coffee consumption to give you that much needed energy boost isn’t a new phenomenon. But did you know that adding a shot of caffeine to your beauty regime can give you the same glow as your coffee cup?
Caffeine is well known for its powerful antioxidant benefits. When it comes to cosmetics, caffeine is an absolute multipurpose ingredient. It softens eye bags, aids with hair growth and slows down the skin’s aging process. International beauty brands like Clinique and Bare Minerals and even our very own local brands such as DeLaMà Naturals and Cedros Bay include caffeine in some of their products. So if you’re tempted to perk up your beauty routine with some caffeine, check out some of the benefits below.
Caffeine for your Hair
If you’re into the ‘long hair don’t care’ slogan then it’s time to start using caffeine infused hair products pronto. According to the International Journal of Dermatology, caffeine is known to be a stimulator of human hair growth. Caffeine contains nutrients that deeply penetrates the scalp to increase the reproduction of hair follicles. As in everything, too much of one thing is good for nothing. Hence you should note that excessive amounts can slower your hair growth cycle.
Caffeine for your Skin
Tired eyes anyone? Caffeine is well known for its ability to diminish dark circles and reduce puffness. Even though the effects are only temporary its ability to narrow blood vessels and relieve water retention makes it the perfect under eye treatment. It’s potent antioxidant characteristic enhances protective effects when added to sunscreen and also prevents discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles. Caffeine increases the overall perkiness of skin. It stimulates circulation and the increased blood flow delivers much needed oxygen to skin, relieves redness and brightens tired looking skin.