Caffeine and skin care often don’t come up in the same context. Usually, we associate caffeine with the world’s favorite beverage, and often talk of its negative effects on our body. However, caffeine in skin care has a whole another tone.
And yes, caffeine effects on skin can be negative if the caffeine intake is too high and too frequent. But, you would be surprised to find out that many skincare manufacturers (including Skineez) now use caffeine as one of their essential ingredients.
We decided to start incorporating caffeine in our products when we found out how amazing it is for the skin! The benefits of caffeine in skincare products are enormous, and it’s time we tell you why!
Is caffeine good for the skin?
Caffeine effects on skin can be very positive. Because of its antioxidant properties, caffeine can help protect your skin cells and thus prevent wrinkles and skin discoloration.
Caffeine also has anti-inflammatory properties that can come in handy for sensitive skin. However, taking caffeine by drinking coffee or other caffeinated drinks, or using it topically is not completely the same thing.
When applied topically, you are avoiding all those negative effects that you can experience after drinking more than 3 coffees. Not only that, but its anti-inflammatory agents come to action, and that is when they can help your skin fight that awful redness and itch.
Caffeine can also help repair skin discoloration and colored patches. Some experts claim that its dehydrating properties can even help reduce cellulite.
So, to answer the above question – is caffeine good for the skin?
Yes, caffeine can be good for the skin if you use it moderately.
Caffeine and dry skin
Caffeine and dry skin often go together because caffeine contains dehydrating properties that can dry up the skin if you aren’t moderate with caffeine.However, topical caffeine has a fair share of antioxidant agents that will exfoliate your skin. So, caffeine and dry skin can also be enemies, if you apply caffeine correctly!
Caffeine and itchy skin
Normally, caffeine would prevent itchy skin by preventing inflammation because of its anti-inflammatory properties. So, if you feel like caffeine is somehow causing your skin to itch, that probably means you have a caffeine allergy.
People who are allergic or super sensitive to caffeine can experience inflammation, skin dehydration, and acne.
Caffeine and aging skin
Antioxidants help prevent free radicals thus preventing the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. This is why many believe (and they are right!) that caffeine can help you gain that younger look with elastic and toned skin.When paired correctly, caffeine and skin moisturizers can significantly reduce aging marks on the skin.
Caffeine and oily skin
Caffeine is a diuretic, which means it increases the straining of the water in your body. It makes your body and your skin dehydrated.
Even though it is scientifically proven that caffeine is a mild diuretic, and not strong as many believe, it can cause skin dehydration if you are prone to it. When the skin is dehydrated, it can easily become irritated and start producing oil to fight the irritation. However, this is not a common scenario.
Caffeine is a mild diuretic and rarely acts as a dehydration agent on that level. It is more likely that it will help with your irritated skin than cause it.
Caffeine for skin tightening
Many people nowadays are starting to use caffeine for skin tightening. This is because caffeine dehydrates fat cells which then makes the skin appear smooth and tight. In another aspect, caffeine tightens skin by encouraging healthy circulation. A healthy blood flow always helps tighten the skin.
You can also see caffeine in many products which are meant to deal with puffy eyes and dark circles. You can be sure that among all its good properties, it is definite that caffeine tightens skin, makes it smoother, and more elastic.
Caffeine uses for skin
Caffeine uses for skin can be in many different forms – creams, food, gels, products like Skineez, etc.
These are some of the caffeine skin benefits:
- Preventing and minimizing skin inflammation
- Reducing puffiness
- Tightening the skin
- Softening fine lines and wrinkles
- Blending skin tone
- Promoting healthy circulation
- Fighting cellulite and stretch marks
- Brightening the skin, making it appear fresh
Why is caffeine good for skin?
Caffeine skin benefits are mainly found in its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant features. All antioxidants help reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and so does caffeine. Caffeine helps against free radicals that cause wrinkles, early aging, skin damage, etc.
When it comes to caffeine and skin health, it’s anti-inflammatory properties will soothe your skin and help it stay fresh and shiny. It will also stop the itching, the redness, and the breakouts caused by skin inflammation.
How did we incorporate caffeine in Skineez garments?
All Skineez products are infused with the essential formula of nature’s most effective skincare ingredients. Every now and then, we make changes to our formula, enriching it with new ingredients that help the skin stay perfect. This year, we have incorporated two new skincare ingredients, and those are caffeine and cannabinoid in our activewear line.
We made the perfect measurement of all our ingredients (shea butter, retinol, apricot kernel oil, vitamin E, rosehip oil, and caffeine), and we infused our garment with the mix of these amazing agents.
Once your clothes start to wear off (after 10 washing cycles), you only need to re-infuse them with the mix using our garment replenishing spray. The spray already contains all the ingredients, and only by following a few simple steps, you will have a brand-new hydrating garment.
Using microencapsulation technology, we made sure that our garments always deliver younger-looking skin with improved elasticity and softness without any signs of skin irritation, redness, or dry skin. Our garments nurture your skin like it is their only purpose. They will fight all those environmental enemies that make your skin suffer.