Caffeine Can Be Good For Your Skin

How Caffeine Can Be Good For Your Skin

Ever wonder what used to be getting a dose of caffeine in your java, caffeine is now to be a one of the popular ingredients in skin care, thanks to its various benefits to your skin. Here’s a compact sheet how caffeine is made right for your skin.

Caffeine is basically a type of alkaloid – a stimulant kind of drug, which means can be addictive if taken excessively (but not to worry as we’re talking about caffeine in skin care).

The use of the stimulant in skin care comes from the fact that caffeine actually contains antioxidants and polyphenols – which obviously means it’s the perfect companion to neutralize free radicals from causing havocs on your skin – and these antioxidants are somewhat stronger than in plain green tea (which I supposes the reason to switch to green drink to reduce addictive effects of caffeine).

Hence why caffeine is used a lot in anti-aging results, with combination with retinol as the dynamic duo in youthful skin.

A notable breakthrough is the use of caffeine in as the key ingredient in eye cream in a number of brands (from L’oreal to Garnier) as they have promising results in clinical findings that caffeine is potent enough to repair and rejuvenate aging skin in eye area, as they’re prone to age more easily.

As caffeine in a cup can sure stimulate to wake you up in the morning, it also works to perk up your skin as well, since caffeine has the ability to reduce inflammation  significantly and constrict tiny capillaries, as well as reducing pigmentations to minimize the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and sagging skin – which in a way, a very beneficial property in treating rosacea, as well as aging skin woes.

And ironically, caffeine’s diuretic effect has been put into good use by drawing out extra fluid from fat cells to improve overall appearance due to a compound called theophylline, particularly in the eye.

The property mentioned above also serves well when a good dose of caffeine is included in anti-cellulite creams, by reducing fat cells in cellulite area as far as 17%.

While getting a good pampering from ‘caffeinated’ skin care products is sure is nice, home remedies containing caffeine also work well (although a bit longer) and all you need is to mix a good amount of coffee grounds (what else a source of caffeine near you?) and use it to scrub your skin, both your face and body. Rub the grains raw in circular motions to exfoliate the skin from dead cells, improving overall circulation, and reducing the cellulite’s appearance considerably.

Yes, as tea have a gentle amount of caffeine, you can use cooled tea bags and place them over your eyes (closed, please), compressing them gently for your eyes to absorb the coolness. Notice how your eyes seem a lot more awake after a session.

Why not give it a go? Who knows a shot of caffeine for the eyes is way better to perk up your whole look.


Tips For Knowing Malignant Melanoma

Detecting The Spots – Tips For Knowing Malignant Melanoma

Based on the latest statistics you can’t help but wonder if you already have melanoma under your skin as the figures shown that one in five Americans will get melanoma in their lifetime, with the drastic increase comes from cases detected in te middle 90s to early 2000s. Because of that, knowing the early signs that you may be getting melanoma is all the more essential and here’s how to find out.

Melanoma, especially malignant kind is the most dangerous type of skin cancer with the outlook very much depends on what stage you’re in – the earlier you know, the higher chances to cure the disease completely.

Once the cancer had metastasized on later stages the treatment will be difficult as cancer cells have spread throughout entire body.

Detecting melanoma can be done with a simple tip – if you notice the itchiness on the mole (worse, scratching the mole causes blood to come out) that simply won’t go away, mole that have their own texture (scaly, bumpy, or simply rigid), or perhaps the mole you’ve been having for years suddenly change the way it looks (size, color, or even height), probably now is the time for you to get by the experts.

Other popular and handy guidance is the use of acronym ABCDE’s to check any unusual signs of bodily mole. Asymmetry of the mole, irregular shape or jagged Borders,  unusual Color (especially that mole have several colors), Diameter of the mole, as well as Evolving kind of mole (any looking mole was supposed to stay put).

These signs can happen practically anywhere on the body (as long as it’s on the skin!), and they frequently occur on the face (especially the nose), arms, chest, or even at the bottom of your feet.

If you think you’re susceptible to get melanoma, keep in mind that these factors may increase the chances of melanoma in you: having fair skin, spent a lot of time outdoors (particularly during the sun rays are the most intense), or have a couple of sunburn cases when you’re young.

Because melanoma can be dangerous in a flash, regular screening is must have the odds to heal in your favor, preferably once in a month. And while you’re at it, daily application of sunscreen  is the ultimate essential to protect your skin at all times.

So don’t fret at the statistics mentioned above – it can be super helpful for you to know the earliest signs and spots of melanoma and you can increase your chances to heal from it completely, should you have one.


Bioflavonoids – The Secret To A More Youthful Looking Skin

Did you know that there’s a new vitamin called vitamin P, and it gives a wonderful effect to your skin? I’m kidding, vitamin P is actually bioflavonoids and I am not kidding that they’re truly wonderful for your skin. Read on to find out more.

As mentioned before, vitamin P is actually a tree term for 4000 different and naturally occurring bioflavonoids (which can also be called as flavonoids) exist in plants. Bioflavonoids are plant metabolites, responsible to create vibrant color in fruits and veggies, supporting various mechanisms in the plant, and of course, helping our skin to look younger for longer.

Generally speaking, bioflavonoids works to protect the skin from various stressors (such as radiation, pollution, bad stuff you eat, and etc.) that indirectly forms free radicals in your body by neutralizing it, hence stopping the chain reaction that causes exponential damage to your body and skin (the reason why your skin ages faster).

And unfortunately, unlike other anti-aging components that are naturally made in our bodies, bioflavonoids are only available from plants.

Three of the most common bioflavonoids are rutin, hesperidin, and quercetin – known for their ability to reverse aging signs, heal pigmentations, as well as healing spider veins on the skin. Rutin heals spider veins by boosting healthy blood circulation as well as making the blood cells relatively thinner, hence increasing the effectiveness for the blood cells to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the skin.

Hesperidin inhibits the enzyme tyrosinase (responsible for the skin to produce melanin) so yeah, indirectly you have brighter and more even skin tone. Quercetin on the other hand, works together with your own’s natural antioxidants (such as glutathione) and preventing them from damaged caused by UV rays. Quercetin also helps to improve skin’s overall elasticity, hence reducing wrinkles.

Now, you know how these bioflavonoids help your quest in getting younger and the next thing to consider is how to get them?

A good diet rich in these nutrients is always a good start. Load up with plenty of vibrant-colored fruits and veggies such as broccoli, red and green peppers, strawberries, citrusy fruits, (weirdly) garlic, and even green tea. These foods are sure is delicious and no doubt should be part of your daily habits in order to get and maintain your skin as young as you can be for years.

And yes, you can also get these vitamin Ps in in skin care products – the key is to choose vitamin C based products that have vitamin P as the supplementing ingredient. It’s because bioflavonoids works for the skin, as well as enhancing the absorption of vitamin C, which also helps to solve various skin issues (uneven skin tone, wrinkles, spots, scars, you name it).

I’m guessing you won’t be looking bioflavonoids-rich foods the same anymore, now that you know how it can work wonders to give your skin the most youthful and healthy glow that you deserve.