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Ask Men's Fitness: Is Caffeine a Powerful Antioxidant?

A cup of morning joe could make your skin look better.

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My co-worker, a real co™ffee junkie, told me that ca™ffeine is a powerful antioxidant and can be good for my skin. Is that true? —Joshua B., Miami, FL

Your co-worker’s right. Caffeine is full of polyphenols, antioxidants that can improve skin health. “Caffeine quickly constricts blood vessels, and can be effective in de-puffing the skin,” says dermatologist Jeffrey Benabio, M.D. “It also has anti-inflammatory properties, and can help men who suffer from redness and flushing.”

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