Why your daily dose of coffee may be hurting your skin

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Jul 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM

coffee and skinCoffee beans have been found to have wonderful body benefits when added to a scrub, but what about the mocha you start your day with every day? The National Coffee Association states that 61 percent of all Americans consume a daily dose of coffee with an average consumption around three cups per day. Although coffee has skin health benefits, consuming it can negatively affect your skin.

Here are four reasons you should limit your coffee consumption:

  1. Dehydration — caffeine dehydrates your body, leaving it with toxic overload that can cause inflammation (redness) and premature aging (collagen loss).
  2. Creamer clogging — acne-prone skin can be affected by the amount of dairy you are consuming through the creamers added to coffee, causing more acne to pop up.
  3. Destructive sweeteners: glycation — sugar in any sweeteners causes glycation, which causes inflammation and premature aging.
  4. Tannin build-up — tannins found in coffee and black tea can build up in your body and cause liver spots on your skin due to toxin build up in your liver.

Remember, keep everything in moderation when you go for that daily dose of caffeine at your local coffee shop. Try to wean yourself slowly without shocking your body and look for more natural sources of caffeine if you’re feeling sluggish from the lack of coffee. Learn more about coffee and its effect on your skin from Popsugar.

Are you interested in improving the appearance of your skin? Request a consultation with Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center, or call us today at (913) 663-3838 for our Leawood and Lansing offices, or at (816) 436-3262 for our North Kansas City location to learn more about how to achieve your best skin at any age.

Topics: Skincare, Skin rejuvenation, Beauty

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