Are you a coffee fan like myself? If so, you’re going to like what I have to say here. If you’re not drinking coffee then you might be neglecting your skin. Just kidding. But seriously, there are findings that exist out there today which can finally prove that drinking coffee regularly can prevent your skin from aging. Keep reading because I’m going to dive into this java discovery to share everything I know about coffee and why it’s great for your skin.
Can Coffee Keep Your Skin Healthy?
Coffee is loaded with antioxidants known as polyphenols. If you’re not familiar with what antioxidants are and what they do, they basically prevent molecules from oxidizing. What happens when molecules go through the oxidation process is that they produce a bunch of free radicals. Those free radicals can cause diseases to form in your body. Coffee is considered to be one of the most powerful sources of antioxidants for many Americans. Coffee also does a lot of good things for us from a prevention perspective. It’s been known to help prevent heart disease as well as cancer.
One thing I need to make clear is that I am referring to consuming black coffee, not coffee drinks that are absolutely loaded with sugar and fat. I’m really just talking about consuming three cups of coffee per day and that’s it.
Protect Your Skin With Coffee
Coffee can protect your skin and prevents you from getting those ugly fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and more. You can always do your skin a favor and begin to incorporate an antioxidant serum into your daily skin routine. You can also remember to incorporate a sunscreen with SPF 30 every single morning and when necessary.
Another thing you can do is consume antioxidants. That means, drink or eat your antioxidants at least a few times per day.
Skin Care Coffee Products
If you’re not a big fan of consuming coffee, then you can always think about incorporating a skin care product that’s made of coffee or coffee grinds. Incorporating coffee grounds into your routine is a great idea. They make a fantastic body scrub and have been know to work well as an exfoliant. The one thing that you need to watch out for is that fact that the scrubs are extremely messy and you’re going to need to have a shower once done. Your shower will be extremely messy too. Here’s a page where we specifically talked about a DIY scrub with coffee.
If you’re interested in incorporating a coffee scrub, you can do so by making your own or you can purchase a pre-made scrub from one of the popular product lines such as Frank Body and The Coffee Scrub.