We are huge fans of the black, hot and strong brew, and in our defence, read this article and you’ll see that the endless benefits of coffee are incredible. Actually, the term “fans” might even be a slight understatement as coffee is literally our elixir of life. Everybody here at Notorious HQ starts the day with a boost from an excellent Viennese coffee.
Much more than keeping you awake
You probably don’t know that, but drinking coffee improves your immune system. Additionally, coffee protects you against diabetes, certain types of cancers, and it reduces the chances of dementia, Parkinson and Alzheimer’s diseases. It is even good for your heart. As you can see, the benefits of coffee go beyond keeping you awake and energised. Keep reading and you’ll find out that the beverage has also several beauty benefits. No wonder coffee is also known as black gold.
It works wonders on your skin
Believe it or not, coffee can work wonders on your skin and body care too. Because caffeine improves blood circulation and small blood vessel function, it can increase collagen production. And since collagen strengthens blood vessels and improves blood flow, which in its turn increases the ability of the body to produce more collagen, it is a win-win situation. Additionally, with better blood circulation, oxygen and nutrients can be delivered more easily, improving cell function.
Because the delicious beverage contains high levels of antioxidants, it is an excellent antiaging drink. Unprocessed coffee beans contain around 1,000 antioxidants, and during the roasting process, hundreds of other antioxidants develop. By the way, the structure of coffee is similar to that of uric acid, which is an antioxidant found in our blood.
A study made at Rutgers University showed that caffeine protects, at a molecular level, against skin cancer as it obstructs ATR, a protein enzyme in the skin. Needless to say, this information doesn’t mean that you can forego the use of regular sunscreen on your skin.
The black gold also tackles issues like cellulite because it is an alkaloid that stimulates the degradation of fats. In other words, it doesn’t let fat accumulate excessively in cells.
Dark circles under the eyes
It’s been proved that iced coffee is an efficient help for dark circles under the eyes or any other dark spots. Apply the iced beverage locally. The caffeine constricts blood vessels, minimising the purple-ish circles, while the cooling can reduce swelling and puffiness.
Now that you learned about all the benefits of coffee and found out that these magic beans are on your side; drink it without any guilt. Also, check the beauty products containing coffee that we selected for you, and use them on your face and body while sipping a delicious cup of Melange or Capuccino.
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