We try not to obsess over it — because Xena knows there are more important things to put our energy on, you smart cookie! — but there’s no question that the health of our skin is frequently on our minds. Whether it’s the wrinkles that come with age or the blemishes that seemingly pop up out of nowhere that we worry over when looking in the mirror, it seems that there’s always a hurdle to overcome when it comes to your skin care. So let’s talk about our top beauty concerns and what to do about ’em.
Luckily, one ingredient that’s gotten a lot of attention in recent years that seems to help with a lot of these problems is, surprisingly, coffee. To see how coffee can help women with many of the skin problems that they face on a daily basis, we spoke with the skincare and beauty researchers at Callyssee Cosmetics, who developed an entire line of skincare products that use coffee as the basis precisely because of the mammoth powers of the humble coffee bean for beauty. Here’s what they had to say.
Women’s 5 Top Beauty Concerns & How Coffee Can Help
This is one of coffee’s greatest powers, and one that has certainly made some waves in research circles. Coffee, it seems, has the power to not only prevent wrinkles from occurring over time, but can actually repair damage from wrinkles that has already occurred. It seems that coffee’s abundant levels of antioxidants play a key role here. And the Coffea Arabic (organic green coffee extract) found in Callyssee Cosmetics products has more antioxidants than almost any other variety of coffee bean.
Coffee is a mild diuretic, which means it actually draws moisture away from the skin. In the case of cellulite, it seems to target the fat cells that contribute to it, reducing their overall prevalence and appearance on the skin.
So using a coffee scrub is, apart from exercise to stay at a healthy weight, DA BEST thing you can do to eliminate cellulite. Check out the Buffing Beans Coffee Scrub from Callyssee in Cocoa and Vanilla Bean.
Coffea Arabica contains both chlorogenic and ferulic acid, which are mild astringents that almost give the face the equivalent of a “mini chemical peel.” The overall result is a clean and blemish-free face in the long run.
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The caffeine in coffee enhances blood flow. For the skin, this can lead to a more radiant, youthful glow. Coffee helps lighten and brighten sun spots, age spots, and other types of hyperpigmentation.
Along with wrinkle protection, research has also shown that coffee can provide protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. And a recent, large-scale study showed that regular coffee drinkers have lower risk of both melanoma and soft-tissue sarcoma than their non-coffee drinking counterparts.
That’s a big deal! Regardless, at Coffee Bean Beauty we always recommend you wear sunscreen daily, no matter what your age or season 😉
Do you agree that these are women’s top beauty concerns? Let us know what you think!
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