The Beauty of Caffeine

Credits:    @ryan_romanes

Credits: @ryan_romanes

I love coffee. Like most people, I need to have my caffeine penchants to kickstart the day. I’m heavily reliant on coffee and I use it as an energy booster before heading to the gym. Besides the obvious, I've also discovered many other incredible benefits of coffee. Caffeine has also been well-loved for its health benefits such as aiding in digestion and even increasing your metabolic rate by 11%. That said, caffeine also turns out to be a major ingredient in beauty products.

Though this might have come as shocking news to many, studies have proven that caffeine enhances skin hydration upon application. Just like superfoods such as kale and blueberries, caffeine contains chock-full of antioxidants that fight premature ageing while tightening the pores. It even brightening the skin!

Good news! Coffee lovers can now find their beauty fix through various means. Starting from the hair, I add some volume to my hair with Oribe Mystify Restyling Spray that is infused with Avocado Oil and Plant Collagen which also helps in strengthening and hydrating the hair. In the shower, I’ve been using cult-favourite Frank Body Shimmer Coffee Scrub. Besides the familiar scent of coffee that reminds of of my morning, it is gentler than a regular sugar scrub. Finishing off my routine with the yummiest-smelling creme from Edible Beauty.

When it comes to the delicate skin around the eye, I used Dr Dennis Gross Retinol Triple Eye Serum for a quick fix to firm up the fine lines before applying on Lano's recovery mask to rejuvenate my complexion after a long day.