Most of us wouldn't dream of starting our day without a hot cup of coffee. The benefits of coffee go beyond your morning pick-me-up. It may have surprising benefits for your skin.
Antioxidants help protect your skin from free radical damage, and coffee just happens to be packed with antioxidants. This is good news for your skin, as antioxidants help fight ageing.
Coffee can also help keep the skin hydrated by reducing trans epidermal water loss, (a fancy way of saying the way moisture evaporates from the skin).1
And these qualities aren't just coming from the roasted bean. Extracts made from coffee silver skin (a solid by-product of roasting coffee beans) were shown to have antifungal and antimicrobial qualities, in addition to being a good source of antioxidants.