Is Coffee Harmful to Your Skin?

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Many people are aware of the link between excessive coffee drinking and different skin conditions, including psoriasis.

On the other hand, you may have also heard that coffee, when applied topically, can compliment your skincare routine. So, which is correct?

Stressing Agent

A study published in Psychosomatic Medicine in 2002 found that people who drink a lot of coffee are more likely to be stressed out.

Stressing Agent

Caffeine use has been linked to an increase in the body's stress response. Stress hormones and high blood pressure are examples of this.

More Skin Oil Production

Coffee has been linked to an increase in cortisol levels in both men and women by a 2006 study in Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.

More Skin Oil Production

Cortisol causes the brain to release corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH), causing the skin glands to produce oil. This might block pores and cause skin outbreaks.

Benefits of Applied Topically

The American Chemical Society discovered that coffee is the leading source of antioxidants for Americans.

Benefits of Applied Topically

Niacin, a form of vitamin B3 that protects the skin from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin diseases, is also abundant in coffee beans.

Benefits of Applied Topically

After four weeks of testing on eleven healthy women, there was a significant reduction in the depth of dark circles and wrinkles.

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