Caffeine – It’s Great For Your Skin!

If you are like me, you can’t imagine starting your day off without a Cup-a-Joe! Here’s the scoop on how caffeine is good for your insides as well as your outsides. The good news is that studies show that drinking caffeine-containing beverages followed by exposure to UVB light (the kind that causes sunburn and skin tumors) conveyed a protective benefit to skin. But that doesn’t mean you can ditch the sunblock!

Wouldn’t you know it, caffeine has antioxidant properties when applied topically, as well! Studies show that caffeine can minimize photoaging of the skin since it specifically targets skin cells damaged by the sun.

Dermatologist Dr. Linder from PCA SKIN echos the sentiment that “caffeine seems to be one of those “miracle” ingredients that is getting a lot of hype for the moment.” There are many vasoconstrictive properties that are being marketed in eye cream products too, basically they contribute to increase circulation and reduce eye puffiness. What’s not to love?

So for my sun-loving friends, try one of these caffeine-containing sunscreens from PCA SKIN and supplement your sun protection routine with a cup of coffee, or a chai tea latte before you hit the beach this weekend!