When I made my first batch of Creamy Coffee Balm, I had no idea what I was creating. The lush, dark roasted coffee flavor is so divine and the combination of essential fats with the benefits of caffeine and so much more to the skin proved to be beneficial for quite a bit more than our lips alone.
A bunch of us began using the lip balm on our tired, puffy, sleep deprived eyes and low and behold this little wonder stick perked them up and brightened the skin. I had no idea and that's not all!
It's a rich source of antioxidants: The environment is full of free radicals (pollution particles, etc.) that wreak havoc on the skin. However, loading up skin with the antioxidants in coffee protects it and bolsters its natural defenses. In fact, a study showed that coffee bean extracts can be responsible for skin cell energy preservation due to its free-radical properties.
It protects against harsh sun rays: UVB is harmful and may even lead to more complicated and life-threatening skin diseases. Protecting your skin with caffeine may protect it against UV carcinogens. According to another study, caffeine actually inhibits the DNA damage response, thus protecting skin against the adverse effects of UVB. The inhibition of DNA damage response may offer a therapeutic option for non-melanoma skin cancer.
It makes skin smooth and bright: Because of its qualities that signal tissue repair, coffee plays a crucial role in regulating cell re-growth, leading to retained hydration (increased collagen) and increased skin elasticity.
It enhances circulation: When coffee promotes blood circulation, it leads to healthy and energized skin, effectively reducing the swelling of tissues and de-puffing areas of the skin.You can also make coffee ice cubes in advance and trace it over the affected are.
Coffee helps to tighten skin and also reduce the appearance of dimply cellulite.
Now, this creamy Coffee Balm is being requested in salve form and well, how can I possibly say no?!
Author: Cari-Lee Miller
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