WHY YOU SHOULD ADD COFFEE TO YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE
Our modern-day routines are often kick-started by the artisan coffee served from our favourite local independent cafés. This wonder drink has become the metropolitan ‘creature comfort’ of the 21st Century. It fuels our day, meetings and busy social lives.
We have embraced it so whole-heartedly into our everyday lives and have been reaping the rewards of its many health-giving properties for centuries. It should come as no surprise, then, that coffee also has some truly amazing benefits for our skin.
At Faceworks, we looked a little deeper into why you should be incorporating coffee into your skincare routine. Here’s what we discovered:
A natural exfoliator: Coffee grounds act as a natural microbead-free exfoliator which are able to gently remove the surface layer of dead skin cells.
A natural stimulant: The caffeine levels help to stimulate blood flow, helping with skin conditions such as acne, eczema, cellulite and stretch marks.
High in antioxidants: Coffee is one of the best natural sources of antioxidants. The antioxidant level in brewed coffee grounds is higher than in freshly ground coffee – perfect for fighting free radicals, one of the main causes of the signs of ageing.
Faceworks loves Optiat!
Our journey of coffee-discovery led us to a wonderful new beauty brand which we instantly fell in love with! Optiat are a nature-friendly beauty company who transform used Arabica coffee grounds, collected from London-based artisanal cafes and restaurants, into scented scrubs that make you look and feel amazing! The company are passionate about repurposing items that would otherwise go to waste. Their ethical products are hand-made in the UK and are strictly cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. Optiat’s fabulous range is inspired by our everyday experiences – whether it’s date-night, the morning after the night before, a quiet night-in or after a workout, they have you covered!
Faceworks are delighted to be incorporating the Optiat scrub into our Signature Expresso Facial. A 30minute express facial for those pressed for time but need that little extra skin boost. Our Signature Expresso Facial is performed by our expert Beauty Therapist – Lilly Saunders, aka our Faceworks Barista!