Recently I have been wondering to myself, that out of all the killers of youthful skin, what is probably the number one wrinkle creator?
Because let’s face it, although there are “secrets” of youthful skin which I will cover in future articles here, there are also killers of youthful skin…
And these youthful skin killers have an adverse affect to the point that the secrets cannot nuetralise and regain the balance of overall youthful skin.
And that’s fact.
No matter what you do that will help your skin, if you continue to follow these bad habits, your skin is going to age too quickly and wrinkle up like a dried prune before it should.
Sure if you look around at older generations who have wrinkles you simply expect to have them yourself or you already have them and expect to have more by a certain age, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
You can both reduce and prevent aging skin just by following some potentially tough and self disciplined habits but at the same time the rewards are that not only do you have much more radiant and youthful skin, but you will feel better, with more energy and more clarity of mind than perhaps you had before.
There may also be a period where you crave and this is just part of the addiction, but if you can follow at least this one bit of advice, it will really help your skin to stop aging and improve overall.
So what is it?
It’s the one thing you may depend on right now, but you simply have to cut it out.
Caffeine literally DESTROYS your beauty. It overflows your liver with toxicity and when the liver becomes overloaded with waste and toxins, the toxins have to be pushed out through the skin. This creates those ugly wrinkles, pimples and blotchy patches. Your complexion is also affected and looks more grayish and your hair will thin out and fall our more easily. So when you next crave coffee, think that you are actually drinking wrinkles, pimples and ugly blemishes!
Coffee also creates a dire need for hydration for the liver and kidneys, so that for every cup of coffee, you need at least 4 cups of water to help flush out those toxins which will still overwork your adrenal system, also known as “adrenal exhaustion.”
Since coffee contains an acid-based oil it irritates the lining of the stomach and promotes gastric acidity. This encourages our body to secrete adrenaline, which then stimulates insulin secretion, and this in turn can fuel hypoglycemia. What does that mean?? The bottom line for us can be craving for sweets a few hours later, having crazy dips in energy, and moodiness!
I started drinking coffee when I was 13 and stopped just a few years later as I quickly became aware that it was giving me unnatural shakes.
If I have a hot drink now, I drink green tea or caffeine free chai tea.
If you have to have some caffeine to help bring down the levels initially, go for a cup of tea instead!
OR, you can have dandelion coffee instead, which is basically fake coffee, but tastes almost exactly the same! And you don’t get the adverse side effects.
If your going to really cut it out, give it a try for at least 21 days and commit, before deciding whether to go back to it or not or deciding whether you can live without it.
You will also find that your sleep quality improves as well since coffee is a cause of broken and bad sleep, ESPECIALLY if you drink it 6 hours before going to sleep. You may find yourself waking up to urinate because the body is trying to detoxify, and you will not enter full REM sleep (level 3) because you have pumped your blood circulation with this awake pill which can’t shake it off.
Give your body a rest, and find more natural ways to get energised, like exercising, meditating or making loud, powerful affirmations in the morning when you wake up. I do all three!
If you feel like it would be impossible right now to remove it from your regime, if you currently drink several cups per day, halve it for 21 days, then halve it again for another 21 days, until you are on one cup per morning. Then slowly reduce the amount of coffee you add in, and eventually, switch to tea instead.
Your skin will thank you for it!