This is what excessive coffee consumption does to your skin and hair

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    Before your next coffee break, read this.

    For many people, a good cup of hot coffee is a morning need. We frequently believe that we cannot operate without it because of its enormous cultural influence on our lives. Additionally, while a little amount of caffeine is quite safe, it is well known that consuming large amounts of coffee can have negative effects on your sleep habits and mental health, resulting in restlessness, anxiety, and dizziness spells. You might be surprised to learn, though, that consuming too much coffee can harm both your skin and hair. Coffee may dry your skin, making it seem dull, just as it does to your body. Your hair may experience hair loss and have slowed growth as a result.

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    Here are a few things that could make you reconsider your morning beverage if your workplace is notorious for being a crime scene involving coffee cups. In order to learn more about the negative effects of too much coffee on your skin and hair, we researched some experts and found some strong opinions about coffee from Dr Debeshi Bhattacharjee, a clinical cosmetologist who also serves as the head and founder of Lueur Aesthetics. Don’t worry; we also inquired about how much coffee should be consumed every day to preserve healthy skin and hair.

    What function does nutrition serve in terms of skincare and haircare?

    Debeshi Bhattacharjee, M.D. – Everything that occurs on the inside is seen on the outside. A healthy diet is crucial for your overall well-being as well as for the vigour of your skin and the durability of your hair. A poor diet can lead to several inadequacies that affect your skin and hair.

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    What are a few unfavourable effects of excessive caffeine on the skin? What skin conditions may one encounter as a result?

    Debeshi Bhattacharjee, M.D. – Due to its diuretic properties, caffeine dries up your skin. Too much coffee consumption can lead to acne and dull skin. In fact, caffeine increases your alertness and awakeness, which heightens your body’s stress reaction.  It is more prone to breakouts when your sebaceous glands are producing stress chemicals like cortisol. During periods of acne eruption, you should also avoid coffee additives like sugar and milk.

    What harm can drinking too much coffee cause to the health of your hair? Does it also have any favourable effects?

    Debeshi Bhattacharjee, M.D. – Caffeine might slow down hair development during the growth cycle, which means that your hair may not regenerate as rapidly. It could also result in hair loss. However, current research indicates that a little quantity of caffeine use may promote hair growth. Caffeine is often used in topical goods as an ingredient for this reason. 

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    How much coffee or caffeine should a person consume each day in order to keep healthy skin and hair?

    Debeshi Bhattacharjee, M.D. – Green tea would be preferable to coffee, in my opinion. If you must drink coffee, keep your daily consumption to between 100 and 200 milligrammes.

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