I Heart Coffee, But...
Every morning I start my day at the local coffee shop, they know my usual – large latte with unsweetened almond milk and no foam.
Unfortunately, this start to my day is very bad for my skin.
Caffeine dehydrates the skin which causes wrinkles, it creates a heightened stress response in the body, causing the adrenals to release cortisol which can cause increased oil production which can clog pores, lead to breakouts and excess belly fat.
If you’re drinking your coffee any other way then black, there are consequences there as well.
Dairy is full of antibiotics and hormones, if you’re using alternative milks, they’re full of sugar and gums.
Sugar directly contributes to wrinkles, blemishes and dull skin, if you’re using artificial sweeteners, they have been linked to rosacea, acne and diabetes.
Unfortunately, we should all be rethinking our morning coffee.