When it comes to your skincare and beauty routine, a lot of attention is often given to what you put on your skin to improve its appearance. However, in most cases, what you keep off your skin is more important to maintaining health and beauty well into your years. And public enemy number one for the skin is the sun. What may be news to you is that coffee protects skin from the sun – both when you ingest it by drinking your morning cuppa and when you slather it on your skin via a coffee-infused serum or other product.
Of course, sunscreen, long sleeves, and wide-brimmed hats will always be your primary weapon for protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays. But recent research seems to indicate that coffee, both as a beverage and a skincare product, can play a vital role as well. Here’s a brief overview of the findings.
How Coffee Protects Skin From the Sun: An Exploration
In a major study of 113,000 health professionals conducted by the American Cancer Society, those who drank the most coffee had the lowest risk of developing melanoma and basal cell carcinoma, two common forms of skin cancer. The massive scale and solid results of the study are very promising for coffee as a sun protector.
Though it’s not entirely clear how coffee protects skin from the sun, but the evidence seems to point to its abundant levels of antioxidants. These plant-based components fight free radical damage to the skin and elsewhere in the body. And the sun’s harmful UV rays are the major contributor to free radical damage to the skin.
As an ingredient in skincare products, coffee protects skin from the sun on a different level. Callyssee Cosmetics developed an entire line of coffee-infused skincare products based around the ingredient Coffea Arabica, which is an organic green coffee seed extract with a ton of benefits for the skin.
This organic green coffee seed extract boosts even more antioxidant potential than ordinary coffee, making it a surefire sun damage protector as part of your regular skincare and beauty routine. In fact, research on these products has shown that they not only protect the skin from damage, but also play a role in repairing it after it occurs, in part because of its powerful anti-aging effects.
So don’t be afraid of coffee! Drink it and put it on your skin for a healthier body!
The Callyssee line contains products brimming with essential oils, wrinkle-fighters, and skin-soothers. Our rock star ingredient, Coffea Arabica (Organic Green Coffee) Seed Extract, can be found in every single product.
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