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What Coffee (and Caffeine) Can Do For Your Skin

Whether it’s iced, hot, whipped or dripped, coffee is a godsend for millions of drowsy people looking to start their day off with a burst of energy. So, when your skin starts to look as droopy as your posture in the wee hours of the morning, is it possible that the miracle beans that rejuvenate your mood in the morning could also rejuvenate your complexion?

It would seem like nature would be more complex than that simple one-to-one comparison but, in this particular case, it can! Coffee is just that good.

Coffee, and specifically the caffeine in the coffee, has numerous health benefits in many different areas in your body. Your brain, liver, eyes, heart, muscles, and skin all benefit in various ways from the effects of caffeine. When ingested caffeine can, of course, become highly addictive so if you keep moderation in mind, caffeine can do wonders for your health.

Smoothes skin

For your skin, specifically, caffeine has a litany of health benefits, not the least of which is its ability to tighten and smooth skin. Caffeine is a diuretic which means it can actively dehydrate fatty cells, smoothing out and tightening aging skin. Studies have shown it even has the ability to reduce the appearance of cellulite in some cases!

Unpack your bags

Drinking coffee can perk you up in the morning, but getting rid of those dark circles or bags under your eyes requires a more direct approach. It could be allergies, sleep deprivation, dehydration or a number of other factors that cause dark circles to form under your eyes, but regardless the reason (unless it’s genetic) caffeine’s anti-inflammatory properties can reverse the effects causing those unsightly lines.

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Caffeine also constricts your blood vessels, slowing the circulation of blood under your eyes causing the dark circles. This is why you might have heard of people treating this issue by placing tea bags under their eyes. The caffeine in the tea absorbs into the skin and does wonders to curb and reverse the damage.

Antioxidant World Champ

Coffee is the largest source of antioxidants in the entire world, all thanks to the wonder drug, caffeine. Caffeine is an extremely powerful antioxidant that does wonders in reversing and fighting the damage caused by free radicals.

The UV and free radical damage which you encounter on a daily basis causes a chain reaction on a cellular level where atoms are grabbing electrons from one another, eventually resulting in permanent skin damage.

Caffeine comes along with plenty of electrons to share, curbing the damage done and turning the tide on the atomic war waging in your skin at this very moment.

Over time, application of antioxidants like caffeine will greatly improve the look and feel of your skin and leave you with the supple complexion you’ve been dreaming of.


We trust 99% of you not to read this article and immediately throw your hot coffee on your face, but for that impulsive 1%, please reconsider. It’s a really bad idea.

Instead, you should try the Lira Spa Body Firming Lotion which utilizes all of the benefits of caffeine listed above, as well as the added benefits of caffeine coconut oil papyrus plant stem cells, among other amazing ingredients to restore the youthful beauty of your skin!

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