I actually get so annoyed when people try and tell me that coffee is bad for my skin – it’s like, “if you’re going to tell me to cut coffee out of my diet in an effort to save my skin, you better get that friggin’ cigarette out of your mouth before I burn your face with it”, y’dig? I’m in the business of helping people take care of their skin, and needless to say – I do my research…how about I shed some light on this myth?
OK, so it turns out that coffee is not only not bad for your skin – it’s actually good for it (suck that, haters)! There are a surprising amount of antioxidants housed in coffee beans – that’s why you’ve probably seen a myriad of beauty products actually infused with coffee (slimming creams, eye serums – y’know…)! It’s like anything else though – don’t overdo it! Having a cup or two is totally fine – when you have too much though you’ll actually dehydrate the skin and contribute to a more aged appearance. Another thing to keep in mind for those of you who suffer from eczema (or any other underlying skin disease, really) – you can actually stimulate flare-ups by drinking too much coffee – so have your cup in the morning, but don’t be a glutton (duh)!