When coffee first broke onto the scene, most of the attention was focused on its power as an exfoliating agent. This was due to the excellent texture of natural coffee grounds for scrubbing away dead skin cells. But what other health effects of coffee should we be aware of?
As time has gone on and research into coffee’s powers have continued, skincare experts are realizing that coffee has abundant powers beyond merely scrubbing the skin. And one of these properties is an excellent ingredient for face washes. There’s a reason you’ll find coffee as a key ingredient in popular products such as Foaming Skin Milk and Double Shot Instant Face Lift from Callyssee Cosmetics.
To see just how coffee can help you wash your face, we spoke with the skincare and beauty researchers at Callysee Cosmetics. Here’s what they had to say.
4 Health Effects of Coffee for Your Skin
#1 It Cleans & Detoxes
The mild natural acids of chlorogenic and ferulic acid occur organically in coffee. When applied to the face, they almost have the effect of a mild “chemical peel,” stripping away dirts and oils and leaving your face feeling renewed and refreshed.
#2 It Tightens & Tones
The mild diuretic properties of coffee help to draw moisture away from the fat cells of the skin, but not in a manner that dries you out. Rather, coffee seems to have a tightening, toning effect that keeps the skin looking fresh and youthful.
#3 It Makes You Glow
The caffeine in coffee enhances the flow of blood through the veins. At skin level, this can make your skin look fresh, beautiful and radiant.
#4 It Fights the Signs of Aging
The antioxidants in coffee have been shown in studies to both prevent wrinkles and repair wrinkle damage after it occurs, which is sure to be a useful addition to your face-washing routine.
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