Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Buzz-worthy beauty ingredient: Coffee

Even though I’m not a coffee drinker, I feel the need for one today, to get me out of weekend mode. Besides providing a morning jolt, java is being touted as the latest beauty fix ingredient in skincare products. Indonesian spas are distinguished for using ground coffee as exfoliating body scrubs and cellulite treatments. Caffeine contains smoothing agents that work as antioxidants, dehydrating fat cells and shrinking blood vessels, resulting in decreasing the appearance of dimpled skin, when using cellulite products. Bear in mind, these results are temporary, as nothing rids cellulite completely, but it’s good to know there are products available to reduce the look of it. Topical application of caffeine-based eye creams can help you look more wide awake; thanks to its de-puffing properties. Who knew caffeine had beauty benefits? ♥

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