Ca eine In­fu­sions

Are cof­fee beans now your magic beans to your beauty wake-up call?

Women's Weekly (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS -

A lit­tle cof­fee can do a lot of good for your beauty

Aside from en­hanced mood and a boost in brain func­tion, the ben­e­fits of cof­fee are usu­ally limited to in­side your body. But cof­fee lovers re­joice – re­cent stud­ies have found it’s use­ful on the out­side too! More than just a cru­cial part of your morn­ing wake up rou­tine, caf­feine can have top-to-toe ben­e­fits.

Puffy Eyes and Dark Cir­cles

Be­tween jug­gling work com­mit­ments, dead­lines, fam­ily obli­ga­tions and Net­flix binges, it’s no won­der we can fall vic­tim to the oc­ca­sional dark cir­cles and puffi­ness around the eyes. Here’s the game changer: caf­feine. Cof­fee doesn’t just wake up the brain, it also awak­ens the eye. When ap­plied top­i­cally, the nat­u­ral an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties in cof­fee works to pro­mote cir­cu­la­tion, which also helps to re­duce the ap­pear­ance of dark cir­cles and de-puff the un­der eye re­gion.

Cel­lulite

We’re all fa­mil­iar with those not-so­dar­ling dim­ples and with 90 per cent of women af­fected by cel­lulite, it’s no sur­prise sci­en­tists, doc­tors and the beauty in­dus­try alike are try­ing to get to the bot­tom of it.

While there’s no proven rem­edy for ban­ish­ing cel­lulite en­tirely, cof­fee has been found to vis­i­bly min­imise the ap­pear­ance in the short term.

When used reg­u­larly, caf­feine de­hy­drates and draws away ex­cess fluid from fat cells, caus­ing prob­lem ar­eas to firm up and even out. This is most ef­fec­tive in the form of a scrub when com­bined with mas­sage ap­pli­ca­tion and ex­fo­li­a­tion, as it fur­ther stim­u­lates blood flow. (We also rec­om­mend that you try dry­brush­ing prior to show­er­ing for op­ti­mum re­sults.)

Pre­ma­ture Age­ing

An­tiox­i­dants pro­vide crit­i­cal de­fence against en­vi­ron­men­tal ag­gres­sors, with caf­feine be­ing one of the rich­est sources of an­tiox­i­dants.

Beauty brands every­where are adding the su­per­power an­tiox­i­dant to face serums, mask, and mois­turis­ers. We rec­om­mend look­ing for anti-age­ing prod­ucts that con­tain caf­feine in or­der to achieve op­ti­mum re­sults.

TRY

Red­ness and In­flam­ma­tion

Caf­feine works to con­strict the blood ves­sels, re­duc­ing red­ness and calm­ing ir­ri­tated skin. It is ideal for those prone to red­ness, in­flam­ma­tion or break­outs. Look for cof­fee in your daily mois­turiser, cleanser or body balm for in­stant re­lief, hy­dra­tion and de­li­ciously fra­grant skin.

TRY L’Oréal Paris Re­vi­talift Laser X3 Anti-Ag­ing Trans­form­ing Eye Cream, RM65.28. Smashbox Photo Fin­ish Hydrating Un­der Eye Primer,RM122. Ori­gins GinZing Re­fresh­ing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff, RM111.

Estée Lauder Ad­vanced Night Re­pair Re­cov­ery Mask-In-Oil,RM358. Caudalie In­stant Detox Mask, RM129.

TRY Bath & Body Works Cof­fee Bean Body Scrub,RM68. The Body Shop Ethiopian Green Cof­fee Cream Firm­ing Body Cream, RM187.74.

TRY By Eggs Ti­ramisu Clay Mask, RM69. St. Ives En­er­giz­ing Co­conut & Cof­fee Scrub, RM24.90.

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