Does Caffeine Really Help To Get Better Skin?
There’s nothing new about the use of caffeine in skincare products. In fact, caffeine has been used in health and beauty products for years; it’s an age-old remedy for wrinkles and cellulite. When you ingest caffeine, it boosts your energy and aides in your concentration. However, when you use caffeine topically, the effects are a little bit different.
Caffeine is a pretty controversial ingredient in the beauty industry. It does have some positive effects on your skin, like brightening it and reducing puffiness and inflammation, but its effects on the skin aren’t better than getting a good night’s rest. With the push for more natural products, it’s easy to see why caffeine has become very popular over the last few years as a skincare ingredient.
Five Benefits of Caffeine for Skin
Studies on the positive qualities of caffeine have been a little hazy, but here are five of the reported benefits of using caffeine on your skin.
Adding caffeine to your beauty regime
When it comes to adding caffeine to your beauty regimen, you should go at it with an open mind. Plenty of products claim to help with cellulite and puffy eyes, but you should focus on the proven benefits of caffeine. Those proven benefits are its soothing properties and antioxidants. Caffeine is also great for tightening blood vessels under your eyes and reducing puffiness under them as well.
While these effects are temporary, there still some worth in using caffeine in your daily skincare routine. When you combine caffeine with things like ginseng, both products together can energize the skin and optimize cellular energy. This power combo will keep your skin hydrated, conditioned, and looking its best all day.
The major downside to caffeine is that when you stop using it topically, your blood vessels can have the same reaction as they do when you stop drinking it in the morning, and this increased circulation can cause redness. Despite these to downsides, caffeine plays well with most other beauty products and can still add value to your skincare routine.
easy internet job interview makeup
🌸 COVID makes job hunting a hassle: here’s a quick lil tutorial with some pointers. Assuming you’ll be on Zoom, we’re focusing on a wide eyed and professional look. and if you are in person, this is still a perfect look under a mask with the eye emphasis 🌸 products & steps 1) powder Milk MAKEUP - Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder to combat any stress sweat that could come up and make it shine free on camera, a little dash of this tinted powder goes along way 2) brows ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Gel boss brows for a kick ass bish, eyebrows find the face and give you more structure. you’re here to take things seriously. I love this product because it’s all one step swipe to perfectly put together bro, you can go further to make a defined look or the feathered brow look and it’s all made easy with the little wand! My shade is mid range and there is SO MUCH product! 3) blush Milk MAKEUP - Lip + Cheek A little pink on the apples of your cheeks to round out your face and make you look happy, bright, and confident 4) undereyes SEPHORA COLLECTION - Clear and Cover Acne Treatment Cream Concealer with 2% Salicylic Acid do you want to look awake? Haven’t slept? A little dab of concealer can fix it 5) eyeshadow primer URBAN DECAY - Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion the OG of eyeshadow primer, this make sure that your application is in your eyeshadow doesn’t move all day 6) eyeshadow L.A. Girl - Keep It Playful Eyeshadow Palette are use two shades from this pallet, one close to my skin tone and another that was a little bit darker to add some dimension to the outer corner of my eye 7) eyeliner ABSOLUTE - Duo Stroke Liner A double ended liner, I use the small side to make a tiny baby wing. we don’t want to overdo it, but we do want to make our eyes appear bigger 8) eyeliner white SEPHORA COLLECTION - Eyeliner Pencil to Go i use a white eyeliner pencil on my waterline to make my eyes appear bigger and define them 9) mascara COVERGIRL - Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara An amazing new mascara that holds curls super well and adds volume to very short lashes like mine 🌸 my skin oily and acne prone
DIY BB Cream: My New Fave Trick for Summer
Note: I am wearing some concealer and strobe stick in the “after” pictures. Okay, so I’ve just learnt this quick and super simple recipe for making your own Tinted Moisturiser! I can’t believe that I’ve never heard of this before, and can’t wait to test it more this summer ☀️ So, I found out that you can create your own tinted moisturiser by mixing some of your favourite face cream with some of your favourite mineral makeup powder! When I moved to Australia, I noticed that my usually dry, fairly sensitive skin was not tolerating foundation during the summer. The high humidity here caused every foundation I owned to break up, powders would bunch to it, and I’d look terrible by midday! Some days, I wished I just hadn’t worn any makeup 😫 I started using the nude by nature - Natural Mineral Cover Foundation SPF 15 on top of a high quality moisturiser and full coverage concealer, and enjoyed the results. However, I always felt a little bit drier than I wanted to. Now, I’m going to be testing out this new trick ✨ Mix a pump of your favourite moisturiser - mine is currently the CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin - with a good couple shakes of your mineral powder foundation in a container. Mix the two ingredients together, and dab it onto your face. You’re boosting your hydration whilst blending the natural mineral coverage into your skin! 😇 I bet this method will be much longer lasting than just slapping makeup on top of slippery face cream. Adding more mineral foundation will increase the pigmentation and coverage of your tinted moisturiser mixture, but I don’t expect to get anything more than light coverage out of this. Still, this is a beautiful fix for uni days, grocery runs, or any time I want to look a bit more vibrant without the effort! Two ingredients that I already own, and a couple seconds of mixing 😍
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RENTINOIDs: the BEST super ingredient
🌸 note: two of the products in my picture are prescription only, high grade retinoids. but i have tagged their drug store dupes that are the SAME product with a lower concentration 🌸 WHAT IS A RETINOL? in the most basic form, a retinoid is a form of VITAMIN A which encourages skin cells to break down and turn over faster, resulting in reduction of acne, wrinkles, dark spots and signs of aging. It promotes collagen production, unclogs pores, and reduces scarring. its actually thickens skin, preventing wrinkles from forming ☀️☀️ALWAYS USE AN SPF WITH RETINOIDS☀️☀️ because your skin cells are dying and regenerating so quickly, you are much more prone to sunburns. And we know sunburns are literally life-threatening they vary HIGHLY in strength (weak to strong list) ￼ ￼- retinoid esters: The weakest version of a retinoid, but is good for sensitive skin, surface level ￼ retinol: found in a variety of products, works on the cellular level of skin - adapalene (differin):￼ Used to be prescription only but can now be found in a low-dose age in most drug stores. penetrates deeper and slows the production of sebum with faster cell turnover ￼- retinoic acid (Retin-A/tretinoin): works deeper in the skin, can produce overnight results in the form of dead skin peeling. Very advanced skin cell turnover, as it penetrates and stimulates cell death and production. Skin can become very sensitive, irritated , and red ￼- isotretinoin (Accutane): essentially sebum production is very limited and skin cell turnover is dramatically increased. on ingestible medication that will make your skin peel, dry out, and really kill acne. It’s prescription only but very effective. 🌸 products i use! prescription only: ADAPALENE 0.3% dupe: DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel ADAPALENE is the primary form of retinol in this product. this has been my go to product for years, it makes me less sun sensitive then Retin-A 0.05%, while still giving me excellent skin cell turnover and anti aging benefits. It helped my skin go from absolute shiz to a much cleaner glowing face (see 4th pic) prescription only: RETIN-A 0.05% dupe: janssen - Retino-A 0.05% Tretinoin Cream TRETENOIN is the primary form of retinoid in this product. these two may actually be the same product, but the one that I have I know is usually prescription grade. it will make your skin peel overnight, so I use it as a spot treatment if I get any deep set nodular acne. i used this for a couple years but it made me really sun sensitive, it is very strong! luxury brand: SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum RETINOL ESTER and CoQ10 are the primary forms of retinal in this product. this claims to have a 6.5% blend of stabilize retinoids and botanical retinoid alternative extracts. I think that it is incredibly overpriced for what it is. There are very similar dupes such as those from the inkey list and the ordinary
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