Coffee aggravates

United Kingdom
November 2, 2017 9:50am CST
A couple of months ago my mam mentioned in conversation that coffee is bad for your skin. This information came to me at an opportune moment because I had had various painful spots and what can only be described as boils around my jawline for a few weeks at that point. That night I researched this online and found that while coffee is not in itself bad for your skin, it does aggravate pre-existing problems by creating changes in the body that can lead to skin issues. It increases the production of cortisol, which is a stress hormone, interferes with the body's ability to absorb minerals from food, and causes cravings for unhealthy foods. All of these can be triggers for acne and other skin problems. I read this article (link at the end) and it convinced me to give up coffee that day. Within less than 12 hours my skin was no longer painful and within a week it was clear! I kept this up for nearly a month (I was still drinking tea, but this had no noticeable negative impact on my skin) but for some reason I bought a jar of coffee a couple of weeks ago and of course my problem has come back... I know I should just throw the coffee away, but I hate waste and to be honest I like the fact that coffee makes me feel wired because I get so much done but once this jar is empty, I don't intend to buy any more. This will also help with my efforts to lose weight, because I won't be adding fuel to the fire that is my compulsion to binge on unhealthy foods Source:
Learn how coffee can disrupt your hormones, elevate stress levels, damage your gut flora, and impair digestion - all of which can trigger acne.
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13 responses
• United States
2 Nov 17
Well that is some solid evidence from you Lily regarding coffee and what it does. So yeah, will be good when its all gone. You can always have an odd cup here and there.
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• United Kingdom
2 Nov 17
I try doing that but I'm not very good at moderation
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• United States
2 Nov 17
@LilyBeBack Yes some days that is hard for me as well.
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• United Kingdom
2 Nov 17
@TiarasOceanView It's the same reason I had to stop drinking years ago, I started again not long before I got pregnant (three guesses for how closely those two things are connected ) but thankfully I haven't got the time or energy for it now
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• Lenox, Georgia
3 Nov 17
That's weird, a month ago people were saying how good coffee is for us. I think everything needs to be done in moderation since they say at some point everything is bad for us... I can't keep track anymore.
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• United Kingdom
3 Nov 17
It can have benefits in small amounts, like one cup a day, but I'm not very good at drinking just one cup a day... And of course everyone is different, so even one cup a day won't be good for everyone
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@marlina (80503)
• Canada
3 Nov 17
@LovingMyBabies, I don't believe in everything I read.
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• Lenox, Georgia
3 Nov 17
@marlina Yeah, I'm the same way. I just eat and drink what I enjoy-in moderation.
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• Pamplona, Spain
2 Nov 17
It can trigger headaches and acne and skin problems so I have read. Not that its me that is saying it. Seeing as it does not seem to agree with you I would only have the odd cup every so often. I have tea but that is not very strong tea either.
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• United Kingdom
2 Nov 17
I think I'll have to cut it out completely and just stick to tea, I'm not good at moderation
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• Pamplona, Spain
2 Nov 17
@LilyBeBack I know someone who has had to cut back coffee because of polyps in the intestine as coffee can aggravate the situation.
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• United Kingdom
2 Nov 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 Seems like there are a lot of arguments for not drinking it
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 17
I don't like coffee so I'm not affected, but I found this interesting.
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• United Kingdom
3 Nov 17
I'm glad people agree that it's interesting! This article was fascinating to me, especially when I first read it and I had these skin problems going on
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@Corbin5 (122428)
• United States
2 Nov 17
I have not experienced ill effects from coffee, but I am sure many do. Glad you found that coffee is something that needs to be eliminated from your diet.
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• United Kingdom
2 Nov 17
I was fine with it for years but on and off I would get bad skin problems, now I know why
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@Sherinl (78)
6 Nov 17
Can you try drinking at least a glass of water (preferably warm) before having your coffee and see if it helps? I noticed when I did that coffee doesn't affect me as much ... this is because, water dilutes the effect of coffee on stomach lining and also brings down acid - alkaline imbalance ... a key reason for many problems with coffee ... However, 1 or 2 cups shouldn't aggravate ... just when it isn't in moderation I guess ...
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• United Kingdom
7 Nov 17
To be honest I'd rather just not buy coffee any more I find it impossible to drink it in moderation, so it's best for me to just cut it out completely
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8 Nov 17
@LilyBeBack Haha! Trust me ... I understand ... nothing trumps coffee for me ... even chocolates :P
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@ourlot (993)
17 Nov 17
I don't notice any effect on my skin, no matter how much coffee I drink. Coffee makes me a human being in the morning.
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• United Kingdom
17 Nov 17
Haha I thought that but I haven't had any for about two weeks now and I'm still human
@nangayo (2325)
• Nairobi, Kenya
3 Nov 17
Good you discovered this. At least you should stop taking coffee for now. Coffee can always be addictive if taken too much i avoid it very much.
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• United Kingdom
3 Nov 17
Yeah you're right, I do find it very addictive!
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@AmbiePam (50392)
• United States
2 Nov 17
That is fascinating. I had never heard anything about that. I don't drink coffee, but it's really informative.
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• United Kingdom
2 Nov 17
I was surprised that it's not just the caffeine that causes the problems!
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@maezee (34483)
• United States
2 Nov 17
Or can you give it away to someoje you know? I also hate to throw any type of food or drink away. Feels wasteful. Best of luck with your weight loss! I am also trying to lose some. What are your goals?
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• United Kingdom
2 Nov 17
My dad has just recently given it up because it was affecting his sleep, so I'm stuck with it for now but there's not too much left Thanks! I'm aiming for 2lbs a week, overall I need to lose about 40-50lbs. Good luck with yours!
@Scrapper88 (1330)
• United States
2 Nov 17
I do not know why, but I never started drinking coffee.
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@A_loves_B (1615)
• Indonesia
2 Nov 17
I don't drink coffee. But I have some acnes on my forehead. I guess it's hormonal problem caused by stress. Anyway, thanks for this valuable and informative topic.
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• United Kingdom
2 Nov 17
The annoying thing about stress is that it sometimes doesn't even have a cause that we can find, but we can do other things to try to combat it like eating healthily and exercising
@Kandae11 (40339)
2 Nov 17
Would decaf coffee cause the same symptoms?
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• United Kingdom
2 Nov 17
It's not just the caffeine that causes the problems so while decaf wouldn't be as bad as caffeinated coffee, it would still have some of the same results