Caffeine’s Outstanding Benefits: The Super Antioxidant

diy coffee scrub

Wake your skin up & smell the coffee

Coffee’s benefits don’t end as a necessary, morning pick-me-up cup of joe. Chock full of antioxidants, caffeine acts as a very impressive ingredient/tool in skincare.

Have you noticed that your skin, face and lips have been looking and feeling duller, drier or more uneven than usual?

It may need a proper caffeine-fueled exfoliation.

There are two types of exfoliation (chemical and physical), which are both important for skin health for different reasons.

Coffee face scrub is a physical exfoliant, which means you physically scrub it on your face to exfoliate, opposed to chemical exfoliation, which peels off the top layer of skin to exfoliate.

Coffee has long been known to wake up your body when drank. In need of a morning buzz? Caffeine is one groggy walk to the espresso machine away. But did you know coffee is also a stellar topical, bringing a brighter, more youthful complexion to the surface of your skin?

This is because caffeine is an antioxidant and a vasoconstrictor, which means caffeine makes the blood vessels tighten. The reduction of blood flow to the skin that occurs during this process makes your skin appear more youthful and bright!

Antioxidants are huge in skincare right now for the bountiful benefits they provide! And you can easily make an antioxidant-heavy face scrub with caffeine as the main ingredient.

Caffeine’s Outstanding Benefits: The Super Antioxidant

Caffeine has been recently notorious for its benefits when sipped on the regular. Unsurprisingly, it is one of the world’s most popular beverages.

Caffeine counteracts the oxidative stress in our bodies, eliminating them of harsh free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing illness and aging.

Drinking coffee helps rid the body of free radicals, which appear in the body from negative factors like harmful UV rays from the sun or tanning beds, smog, unhealthy food, excess alcohol consumption, etc.

Applying coffee topically will help your skin reap the same benefits in the same way drinking a scrumptious iced oat milk latte will.

The benefits are outrageous but true. Caffeine even acts as a preventative anti-skin cancer agent when applied to the skin. And the studies have proved it.

One of the easiest ways to get healthier, more exuberant, and bouncier skin is by making a DIY caffeine face mask.

Coffee face scrubs invigorate and stimulate the skin, bringing new cells to the surface.

Research shows that caffeic acid, an antioxidant, may boost collagen levels and help resurface new skin cells, because it reduces the premature aging of them.

When you mask it up, be sure to use finely ground coffee and dilute the scrub with an oil full of antioxidants, like SIBU's Sea Buckthorn Oil. Purchasing an oil in bulk will allow you to make more scrubs at a better price, so you can get your friends and family hooked on healthier skin with a supreme oil.

By incorporating sea buckthorn oil into your caffeine face scrub, you will be dramatically increasing the phenomenal benefits of caffeine.

SIBU's sea buckthorn oil contains Himalayan Turkestanica sea buckthorn, which contains the highest concentration of omega-7 out of any other sea buckthorn oil, and is bursting with micronutrients and antioxidants.

DIY Coffee Face Scrub Ingredients & How-To

Stir all these ingredients together and apply a generous amount to your face. You can wait 5-10 minutes to let your face, skin and lips bask in the antioxidant glory of this scrub. Rinse off completely and apply a phenomenal, premium skincare oil like SIBU's organic sea buckthorn fruit oil and seed oil.