Many of us tend to opt for caffeinated drinks to start off our day (an iced Americano in the morning, anyone?) for a quick pick-me-up. But besides having a cuppa, caffeine actually has a string of skincare benefits you ought to know about. So instead of just ingesting it, it is time you try putting some on your face.
Just like how it perks us up in the AM, it does that to our skin too and stimulates blood circulation. It is also rich with antioxidants and with constant use, it can even help ward off free radical damage from environmental aggressors like pollution and UV rays. Additionally, it also reportedly has soothing benefits to calm inflamed and irritated skin.
Caffeine is known to be a vasoconstrictor and, as it is most commonly found in eye creams, it works as an agent that constricts blood vessels — reducing the appearance of puffy eyes and dark eye circles as a result.
Above, we pick out our favourite caffeinated skincare products to add to your beauty stash.