Coffee is the most important part of the morning routine for more than half of Americans. It helps you jumpstart your day by giving you the extra oomph you needed to finish that early morning project at work. Coffee is essential to many men and women, but it also causes damage to your skin, especially if you’re prone to acne or other common skin conditions.
Our cosmetic dermatologist advocates our patients drink plenty of water and maintain a well-rounded diet because a healthy body equals better skin for most patients. In California, we already battle dry skin and sun damage, which makes drinking enough water more important, and drinking coffee can make these problems worse. Essentially, water-intake is key to healthy skin, and coffee is not the ideal way to stay hydrated.
If you drink more than three cups of coffee a day without replenishing with water, you’re more likely to have issues with your skin due to dehydration, among other factors. These problems include:
- The high acidity of coffee can interfere with your hormones and impact the amount of oil your skin produces.
- Coffee drinks with dairy products increase your risk of developing acne.
- Dehydration from coffee and other drinks such as soda or alcohol may also cause skin redness or inflammation.
- Dry skin patches can appear around your nose and chin area.
You’ve likely heard of the 30-day water challenge, in which men and women pledge to drink plenty of water for a month to see how much their health improves. Well, what about a no-coffee challenge? You could be just a few weeks away from supple, clear skin.
If you struggle with acne, dry skin or another skin condition, please contact Dr. Fitzgerald in L.A. today at 323-464-8046to schedule your consultation. Our cosmetic dermatologist serves clients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Larchmont, California.