Coffee and acne… what’s the truth about these two? You might’ve noticed that coffee is our favorite thing in the world, and we include it in many of our products, including those meant to help get rid of acne. Many savvy customers are quick to point out that they heard conflicting reports about coffee and acne. However, that depends on if you’re talking about drinking it or applying it directly to your skin. Here’s a breakdown of the complicated relationship between coffee and acne.
The following words may hurt the feelings of coffee connoisseurs everywhere.
Drinking coffee is bad for your skin.
Drinking coffee causes our stress response to be magnified. Our adrenaline shoots up, and we start to crave sweets. Caffeine also causes insulin resistance and impair your metabolism. These are all functions that help to keep your skin healthy, and they are being sabotaged by coffee.
Coffee also impairs mineral absorption, which means that all that zinc, selenium, and iron that we need to keep our skin healthy is not being absorbed properly.
We all love coffee dearly, and some of us rely on it to even get up in the morning. So this might sound tragic for those who drink coffee daily, but if you cut down on caffeine until it’s a more moderate habit, you can probably get away with have a drink here and there without any noticeable negative side effects.
External Application (The bright side)
This is what makes us wanna jump up and down.
Coffee has a different relationship with acne that its drinkers may not know about. Due to its richness in caffeine and antioxidants, coffee can help the skin in a variety of ways. Not only does it help treat and prevent future acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin’s elasticity.
If you use the right coffee product, you can also expect it to help treat any puffy eyes and dark circles you might have. This is why many people use a coffee scrub to exfoliate their skin. The caffeine in the coffee can also repair damage done by UV and UVB rays from the sun and help skin like youthful, clear, and healthy.
If you’ve heard a lot of conflicting reports about the complicated relationship between coffee and acne, we hope this article has helped clear things up a bit (pun intended). As long as you keep your internal consumption moderate, you shouldn’t experience too many adverse effects on acne. If you choose to apply coffee to your skin for exfoliation or other applications, expect to see your youthful, clear, and beautiful skin come back to life.
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