Does Coffee Cause Acne?
“Do I have to leave the coffee to clear my skin?” This is a question people ask a lot! People like coffee. So what’s the deal with coffee?
Coffee is proven to have quite much health benefits to it and apparently, there have never really been a strong relationship between coffee and sugar levels in the blood. Therefore, it has health benefits, but also has much caffeine, you know. Moreover, when you have caffeine, what happens is that it releases much adrenaline in your body. Another word for stress is adrenaline; you know when someone hits your car almost, your stress levels soar and adrenaline going. That is okay from time to time. However, the problem is that we know how stressed we are usually in the rest of our lives. Caffeine does not help with that.
For some people, caffeine affects their skin much and for other people, caffeine is no big deal. There is no way to know exactly unless you stop taking coffee and see if it has an effect on your skin.
A significant problem with the coffee and caffeine in it is the way people have it every day and are relying on it day in day out and often use it as a meal replacement (same with, For example, energy drinks) as going for a coffee or an energy drink instead of eating breakfast.
It has never really been prove that coffee in isolation has a big effect on blood sugar. What this means is that if you are having coffee in place of breakfast, then you have a negative impact on your hormones due to lack of food that is causing it to crash and burn together with adrenaline. So this has an adverse effect on insulin and what stands out and ruins your adrenals hormones (you know all these things are bad for the body and skin).
Therefore, it is not recommended that you have it every day, especially having to replace meals and not to mention that most people put sugar and dairy products in their coffee and that is not good for the skin, either.
As I said it depends on you and your body as big a deal is caffeine. If you really, really, really love coffee maybe it is no big deal to have only about 2-3 times a week and make sure you have a good meal and not as a meal replacement. Moreover, indeed, go easy on the milk and sugar.
A cup of coffee can wake you, but can worsen a break, too. An organic acid within the coffee beans increases cortisol levels: cortisol, also known as the stress hormone can act as an androgen, simultaneously stimulating sebaceous glands and inflammation. The switch to decaffeinated coffee is not going to do anything since caffeine is not the trigger; your best bet is to replace coffee with tea or yerba mate. Also, if you love the flavor, and the taste is just irresistible to you, then go for decaffeinated coffee. Try to go for decaffeinated coffee in which the caffeine is removed with water or steam, or you can otherwise use chemical processes to get rid of it.
Therefore, that is the deal with coffee. In my opinion, if you do not want acne on your skin, stop taking excessive caffeine.