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
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
• 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.
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 ...