Ah, caffeine. I’ll be the first to admit that a jolt of java is fundamental to being functional at work. Alas, coffee critics have pointed to a whole “latte” problems associated with overindulgence; some evidence exists to suggest that caffeine consumption may cause dehydration, dull skin and puffy, inflamed eyes.
As it turns out, there’s hope yet. When applied topically, caffeine’s ability to constrict blood vessels actually helps to placate puffiness, making the stimulant superb for re-energising saggy skin. Want proof? Look out for caffeine on the labels of your depuffing eye creams; it’ll be there.
Having been on a DIY roll this past weekend, I’m pleased as punch to say I may have hit upon a miracle beauty worker – and coffee’s of the essence! This scrub avails itself of caffeine’s aforementioned astringent properties for a brightening and skin-firming effect that’s quite remarkable indeed – at a post-mask get-together, my group of girlfriends actually asked me point blank if I had treated myself to a little nip and tuck.
Wee caveat: Individual results vary, of course, but there’s no harm giving this a shot, especially if you have leftover coffee grounds lying about in the morning. Click through the gallery slides above for all the insider tips and tricks you need to pull this off by yourself!