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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• United Kingdom
@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
• Pamplona, Spain
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.
• Manila, Philippines
Sorry if this sound offensive, but you really made me laugh. You discovered that coffee may have a negative effect on you because of an existing problem, and yet you bought a jar, and you won't buy another one. Allow me to laugh, it sounds familiar. My wife and I have two kids, and we have been trying to have a third one but he/she is not coming. Someone said because we drink too much coffee both of us, that caffeine has to do with fertility, or something. So we stopped drinking coffee, just to follow the advice, like you, one month later, we were back on. I am a teacher full time, and I have some side jobs. When I drink my cup of coffee no matter the time of the day, I am kind of okay, and I do a lot. When I spend a day without drinking coffee, it seems something is missing. My wife can't resist it either. I am not sure if we are addicted to it or not, but I would say, I can't promise I will stop anytime soon
• Manila, Philippines
@LilyBeBack Thanks. Hahaha, actually the idea of the third kid is more mine. I have two daughters + my wife, that's three women in my house. I never win. If I can have a boy, then that will be a bit okay. 2 against three. But if it's another girl that come, then I am doomed. 4 against 1, and i am not telling you about when my mother, or her mother visit. Yeah, I need good luck. Thanks
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 ...