The next time you're waiting in line at Starbucks for your morning buzz, consider this: that daily cup of joe is actually good for your skin!
Coffee’s Antioxidant Superpowers
Did you know that coffee is the number one source of antioxidants for Americans? While there are plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants (such as spinach), the human body is extremely effective at metabolizing the antioxidants found in coffee.
When it comes to antioxidants and the benefits that coffee can provide, both caffeinated coffee and decaf provide a similar benefit. That said, the caffeine in coffee can offer even more benefits.
Some studies have shown that caffeine can reduce swelling and inflammation, while other studies have shown a link between caffeine and reduced risk of the most common type of skin cancer.
If your goal is get the maximum amount of benefits for your skin from coffee, drinking a few extra cups throughout the day will not be the best way to achieve it, however. For one thing, drinking too much caffeine will dehydrate your body, which is never a good idea.
Furthermore, if you need to pump your coffee full of milk and sugar to make it taste good, it could have the opposite effect on your skin. Too much sugar is bad for all parts of your body, including your skin, and for some people, drinking dairy products like milk or creamer can cause breakouts of cystic acne.
A Better Way to Get the Skin Benefits of Coffee
Smearing your face with ground coffee beans is likely to irritate your skin, but the antioxidant benefits of coffee can be found in our Total Antioxidant Facial Serum, which features coffee leaf/seed extract as one of its key ingredients.
Great skin starts with a healthy diet, of course, but making a high potency, anti-aging serum like our Total Antioxidant Facial Serum part of your daily skin care regimen will have you seeing results in just weeks. When the superpowers of coffee extract are combined with other antioxidant ingredients like pomegranate extract, Ginkgo biloba extract, and green tea leaf extract, they can repair visible signs of aging in all skin types.
Moral of the Story?
All things are good in moderation. Drinking 1 to 2 cups of coffee per day can deliver great antioxidant benefits to your entire body, and making the Total Antioxidant Facial Serum part of your daily skin care routine can have incredible benefits for your face.
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