If this Monday morning finds you already a few cups of coffee deep, you're not alone. The average coffee consumer in the United States drinks 3.1 cups of coffee per day. That amounts to 400 million cups of coffee every day. It is a staggering statistic and one that is worth thinking about in terms of caffeine's affect on our skin.
March is #NationalCaffeineAwarenessMonth and there are some important facts about caffeine that you should know if you're trying to keep your skin looking healthy and youthful.
The most important fact about caffeine that you should know is that it dehydrates our skin. Dehydration of our skin can lead to inflammation and premature aging which is working against the goal of your skincare routine.
The good news is, to reverse these effects you don't have to give up your coffee ritual, you just have to improve your skincare one.
A simple fix is to add two pieces to your routine, a daily cleanser and a daily moisturizer for your skin. The cleanser will help you remove any dirt, makeup, etc. from your skin to allow the moisturizer to work it's magic and reverse the effects of too much caffeine.
Our vegan daily facial cleanser is the perfect way to keep your face and neck feeling extra clean and fresh. Simply apply the cleanser with warm water and then pat it gently dry and your skin will be feeling cleaner in no time.
Then you'll want to follow it with one of our daily moisturizers which are the key to reversing the effects of caffeine on your skin. Applying the right moisturizer for your skin type will allow you to continue to consume coffee at the rate that you currently do without seeing the after effects of the dehydration on your skin.
We would never suggest that you give up coffee, but we can help with the side effects of too much caffeine. During this #NationalCaffeineAwarenessMonth take a moment to remember that that cup of joe you're sipping can lead to parched skin, and that's where we can help.