How many of us wake up in the morning and head straight for our cup of coffee? It may not be the coffee itself, but the extra milk or sugar added to it that can cause breakouts. Whether it is a latte, cappuccino or just with a little milk, your morning routine may be causing your pores to clog! The coffee market is a 48 Billion dollar industry so needless to say many of us have the same coffee crave. Studies have shown that too much dairy consumption can lead to breakouts. Dairy causes your skin to produce excess sebum (a fancy word for oil) which leads to more clogged pores and pimples.
Dairy is also known for sticking the dead skin cells together inside your pores so they can’t exit naturally, leading to clogged pores and therefore causing more breakouts.
So what can you do to control the latte breakouts?
There are a few ways to kick the dairy habit. One obvious way is to eliminate it completely. Instead of adding milk or cream into your coffee, drink it black. Another way is to be mindful of how much diary you consume during the day. If your latte is a must, substitute the milk or cream with an alternative. Substitute cows milk for an almond, cashew or coconut milk instead.
Breakouts are never fun especially when they are caused by foods and beverages that you love! In our core aesthetics and massage therapy programs, we cover the importance of nutrition and balance. We also teach food and water tracking so that if your skin wreaks havoc with a certain food or beverage, you will be able to pin point it to eliminate it from your diet. Learn more about our programs and how you can get started. Aesthetics and massage classes are starting soon!