Are Caffeinated Products Working for You?
There have recently been a lot of health and beauty products with caffeine in them. The caffeine is supposed to give your skin a more energized look or help to tone and get rid of skin unevenness or cellulite on your body.
I recently bought into this trend when I started using a body cream with caffeine in it that claimed to make my skin plump and even toned. I used it for a week and had tiredness, dry mouth, sweating and prickly sensations on my skin. It was not until after I stopped using the body cream that I realized the cause of my symptoms was the caffeine in the cream, since there was nothing else I had done differently to my skin routine.
Reviews of caffeinated beauty products online showed users reporting the same side effects. If you are using these products or contemplating using them, these products may be too strong for you depending on how sensitive your skin is. Also, be aware that the tingling, prickly sensation is caused by the caffeine penetrating your skin. Be cautious of how much you use and when you use the cream. I was using it before bed so my sleep was unfit, but the side effects lasted until the next day.
The side effects will not necessarily happen to you, all skin types and bodies are different in how they react. But in case you have been using caffeinated products, it is wise to look into how you can eliminate them if they are affecting you to the point of discomfort. There are other great products that do the same thing without any caffeine in them.
These two products will even skin tone and keep it supple and taut without caffeine:
Bliss’ Fatgirlsleep Overnight Skin Firming Cream tightens your skin creating a smooth look all over your body. It also smells great because it contains lavender, which will help aid your sleep instead of caffeine which could disrupt it. The main ingredients that work to tighten your skin include an encapsulated complex of sacred lotus flower and red algae extract.
Korres’ Day Cream uses patented ingredients that include black pine for its skin firming and smoothing properties. After four weeks of use, 100 percent of customers saw visibly firmer and more compact skin, according to the manufacturer. Along with its lifting properties, it also helps improve skin elasticity. This cream is meant for your face, but it is perfectly fine to use it for your body to target specific areas.