Our thoughts toward the magical brown elixir known as coffee usually veer along the lines of “godsend” and “life necessity.” When it comes to coffee and our skin, however, things get a little murkier. Some say that coffee can exacerbate acne and dryness, while others say it doesn’t affect your skin at all. Our editor went coffee free for three weeks to see if her skin would change… and was left with inconclusive results (though she did see a marked improvement in dry patches). Thus, in honor of National Coffee Day (as if we needed another reason to reach for our good ol’ cup o’ joe), we did what we always do in times like these: turn to science. Ahead, you’ll find out the truth about coffee and your skin, based on some pretty eye-opening scientific studies.
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