If you have acne, you definitely know how painful it can be. Not only is it painful on the outside, but for many, a pimple or pimples can really ruin their day. For that reason, I want to tell you about 4 different drinks that can and probably will give you breakouts. Before I list these 4 different drinks, let me tell you a bit about my history with acne.
I have been dealing with acne for the last 6 years of my life. Now that I am 21, I finally have my breakouts under control. Now, my skin is not perfect. From time to time I get a small pimple, but this does not prevent me from leaving my house, or anything crazy like that. That said, I used to have some pretty bad acne. In fact, I would sit at home for weeks, playing video games, just to hide from the world. Now that I’ve finally fixed my problem, I can go out and do the things I enjoy doing. If you want to get your life back, the following tips will definitely help you. Now that you know a bit about my story, let’s talk about the 4 drinks that are most likely to give you breakouts.
1. Soft drinks: Although soft drinks are said not to cause breakouts, I disagree. I’m not sure why, but it may have something to do with the way soda dehydrates the body. If you didn’t know, dehydration can cause acne. Caffeine can also contribute to breakouts, which brings me to the next drink.
2. Coffee: Whenever I drink regular caffeinated coffee, I tend to break out. Remember, my skin is 99.9% clear, 99.9% of the time, so every time I have breakouts, I can pinpoint the cause of the problem. I’m not a big coffee drinker, so when I add it to my diet and have breakouts, I’m pretty sure this drink set me off.
3. Alcohol – Just like sodas, alcohol can be very dehydrating. I’m not a big drinker, but when I do, I tend to notice a few pimples in a 48-hour period.
4. Energy drinks: Finally, energy drinks seem to be the ones that do the most damage. They are extremely dehydrating, contain high amounts of caffeine, and usually high amounts of sugar. I’m not a big consumer of energy drinks, but when I drink them, I tend to notice a few pimples break out.
When it comes down to it, eliminating the above 4 drinks from your diet will likely change your complexion for the better. In fact, she had a friend in high school who drank an energy drink every day. He also had severe acne. Once she stopped drinking energy drinks, his acne completely disappeared.
With this final note, you should also know that drinking water can actually help get rid of acne. If you drink more than 8 glasses of water a day, you can see a significant difference in your complexion. I definitely recommend giving this a shot.