Skin Superfood: Caffeine



The legend goes that coffee was discovered by an Ethiopian goat herder named Kaldi, who found his goats full of energy after eating the red fruit of the coffee shrub. Coffee is now a daily ritual in the lives of millions of humans around the globe.


Caffeine is an energizing antioxidant boost used to brighten and tighten dull-looking skin and fine lines. Caffeine also possesses anti-inflammatory properties that make it useful in reducing inflammation and redness in your skin.


Although coffee can have valuable health benefits such as increasing blood-flow or lowering blood sugar, excessive consumption (over 3-4 cups a day) can be harmful. If you need that little pick-me up, make sure to buy organic coffee because coffee is one of the most highly pesticide-sprayed plants in the world today. For healthier options, opt for herbal teas instead. Matcha green tea, white tea, rooibos tea and oolong tea are amazing superfood with about a third the amount of caffeine as coffee but incomparable health benefits.