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Does the caffeine in coffee cause wrinkles?

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04/22/2009

Caffeine in itself does not cause wrinkles. The effects of dehydration from drinking coffee promotes the degeneration of tissue that causes wrinkles. You must always be sure when consuming alcohol or caffeinated beverages, to rehydrate with H2O. Applied topically, the caffeine in coffee can actually help prevent/improve wrinkles. Caffeine works as a stimulant as well as a vasodilator; by stimulating circulation and blood flow, caffeine encourages the breakdown of fat cells and widens blood vessels. This helps remove excess fluids, fat and toxins. As blood flow improves, the natural metabolic pathways of the body are stimulated and fat is burned. Caffeine prevents enzymes known as phosphodiesterase, which cause a break within cyclic AMP, from depriving the body of energy. Energy is used efficiently when phosphodiesterase is inhibited from breaking down the cyclic AMP. Intended for topical application only, as in creams and serums.

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*Health statements received from this Advice Area have not been evaluated to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition. Check with your health care practitioner or physician prior to beginning any new supplement or diet program, especially if you are on any medication, nursing, pregnant or have any other existing medical condition. 2nd ANSWER: I in fact have used a product for the past several years for eye wrinkles that contains caffeine. It's called All About Eyes - the RICH formula. It's by Cliniqu and is about $28/jar that lasts for 2 months. I get home, can't wait to take off my makeup and slop this stuff all over my eyes. It's dermatologist approved, so even when i get it IN my eyes (and i do!) it does nothing to irritate or cloud up - and I have contact lenses! I do not work for Clinique or any skin care line. I just really love this stuff.