In recent times, caffeine has begun to be the target of prohibited foods, linking it to skin aging. Aesthetics gurus, like the famous dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, recommend substituting green tea for coffee. Ricardo Ruiz, a dermatologist at the International Dermatological Clinic in Madrid, breaks it down: ” There is not a single study that shows that caffeine is bad for the skin . In fact, it has a large amount of phenol-type antioxidants, more than green tea On the other hand, there are studies that suggest that caffeine increases life expectancy in relation to coronary heart disease and stroke. ”
Other research from the Dermopathic Institute of the Immaculate, in Rome, points to the (still preliminary) hypothesis that caffeine may play a very positive role in preventing melanoma .
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” Alcohol produces a series of negative effects on the skin . Some are direct, through the redness of the so-called couperosis . Others are indirect, since it prevents the absorption of certain vitamins necessary to show healthy skin,” says Ruiz.
Studies by the American Society of Physiology point both to dehydration – due to the diuretic capacity of alcoholic beverages – and especially to the blockage of vitamin A – responsible for cell regeneration and collagen production – as the culprits of premature aging . A recent study from Yale University points out the relationship of alcoholism also with problems of absorption of vitamin C , by how ethanol interferes in the pancreas.
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