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Does Drinking Coffee Cause Acne?

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All of us wish to have an acne-free and healthy skin. However, due to the increasing pollution and dirt it has now become no less than a challenge for us. Not only dirt and pollution but our diet is also one of the major reasons behind those annoying acne breakouts. Acne can occur anytime and often comes with a lot of discomfort. If you've tried every possible way to get rid of them but failed miserably, then it's time for you to tweak your diet.

Consumption of various foods like milk products, spicy food, breads and fried foods may cause acne. And to your surprise, the ever-so-delectable, coffee can be one of the reasons behind those suddenly aggravated acne breakouts. Yes, you read that right. According to Health Practitioner and Macrobiotic Nutritionist Dr. Shilpa Arora ND, "Acne can be aggravated by excessive coffee intake; however, it's not the cause. Acne is primarily due to hormonal imbalances. One should avoid processed food and sugar in their diet. Eat clean healthy fruits and veggies that are seasonal."

To avoid those unwanted acne breakouts, you just need to alter your coffee intake a bit. Coffee contains chemical properties that boost the stress hormones which tend to increase our calorie intake, triggering acne. Though stress is not the primarily the cause of acne but it can make it worse.

As we know that water is of utmost importance for a healthy looking skin, dehydration can lead to a host of skin problems. According to Consultant Nutritionist Dr. Rupali Datta, "Coffee is a natural diuretic. Having too much coffee and supplementing it with inadequate food may lead to dehydration as the acid levels tend to go up. The more acidic you are, the more dehydrated you get." Excess intake of coffee can flush out essential vitamins and water soluble minerals from the body, resulting in dehydration which can further trigger acne.

When natural hydrating process of the body is impeded, it also gives rise to bloating. So it's always better to limit your coffee intake to prevent those unwanted acne breakouts.

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How To Remove Blackheads? Try This Wonder Scrub Made Using Kitchen Ingredients

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Who doesn't like a healthy and glowing skin? A radiant skin not only makes you look beautiful from outside but from within as well. A lot of care and attention goes into achieving that perfect glow. However, if you happen to have an oily skin type, then you'll have to go an extra mile for getting that glow. Oily skin is more prone to develop various skin-related issues like acne, pimples, whiteheads and blackheads. Blackheads can turn out to be quite annoying. A lot of people spend hefty amount of money in salon and beauty products just to get rid of those stubborn blackheads. However, just a few tips and tricks at home could help you get rid of them. Yes, you read that right. When the open pores in the skin get in contact with dirt, it leads to accumulation of dirt particles that eventually lead to formation of blackheads. The most common areas on face that are prone to blackhead formation are nose, cheeks and even chin. Scrubbing your face gently, using few basic kitchen ingredients, could help you move a step ahead in tackling blackhead issues.


Here is a three ingredient face scrub that you can use twice every week to get rid of blackheads:

Things You Need:

1 banana (mashed)
2 tbsp oats (crushed)
1 tbsp honey

Method:

To begin with, take a bowl and add crushed oats to the bowl.
Then, add honey along with mashed banana. Mix together all the ingredients and then apply this mix on your face.
Scrub it in a circular motion and then allow it to stay for 5-7 minutes.
Once this is done, wash it off using warm water and apply a gentle moisturiser on the skin to close the open pores.

Oats help in exfoliating the dead skin cells and also help in removing the dirt. Other than this, oats have the ability to absorb and remove extra oil from the skin. Honey acts as a moisturising agent and also has antibacterial and anti-microbial properties, whereas, banana helps in retaining the lost moisture in the skin. Banana together with oats doubles the exfoliating power, which is perfect for an oily skin type.

So, the next time you plan to have a pamper sesh, make this homemade scrub a part of your beauty regimen and say bye-bye to blackheads for once and all.

Dr. Maya Golikere
Dr. Maya Golikere
BAMS, Panchakarma General Physician, 2 yrs, Pune
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Dr. Pradnya Gurav
MD - Homeopathy, Adolescent And Child Psychiatrist Homeopath, 8 yrs, Pune
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Dr. Meghana Karande
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Dr. Chandrakumar Deshmukh
BAMS, Ayurveda Panchakarma, Pune
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Dr. Mayur Ingale
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