Maintaining healthy and wrinkle free skin is most everyone’s desire. But with so many options on how to make that happen, it’s hard to know where to start. One easy place is to start avoiding caffeinated beverages like coffee and soda. Caffeine is an addictive substance contained in many beverages which can make you dehydrated without you knowing. And dehydrated skin is more prone to wrinkles. If your daily liquid intake comes mainly from caffeinated beverages, you should be worried.

The caffeine in coffee, similar to soda, compresses your blood vessels. Compressed blood vessels get less fluid which means your skin gets less fluid. As a result, your skin will look tired, dull, and rough. Caffeine is also a diuretic which is a fancy term used to describe frequent urination. Frequent urination compounds the dehydration problem. Even though you can re-moisturize your skin with lotion, for a long-term solution, you’ll need to attack the problem from within your body.

For those who are serious about keeping smooth and supple skin, experts advise drinking more water, unprocessed fruit juices, or coconut milk. Experts also recommend drinking a full glass of room-temperature water (preferably with lemon) first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything else. This not only helps wake the body gently, it clears the digestive tract and boosts metabolism. These morning drinks will keep your skin nourished which lowers your risk for developing wrinkles and fine lines. These drinks also aid in making your organs function correctly-further aiding good skin health.

But how do you stop drinking soda and coffee? Caffeine is an addictive substance which can be a hard habit to break. You’ll need to gradually reduce your intake-substituting water as described above. It may take longer than you expect so don’t rush yourself. Once you’ve given up caffeinated drinks and substituted them for something better, you’ll find your health and sense of happiness improving and your daily energy coming back and remaining stable throughout the day. That good feeling will help you avoid going back to your bad caffeine habit.

Oftentimes, skin problems are a symptom of what’s happening within our bodies. Not only does proper hydration help maintain healthy skin, proper food nutrition does too.

Berries like organic blueberries and strawberries not only taste good, they have many health enhancing antioxidants.

Are you noticing more wrinkles when you look in the mirror first thing in the morning? It might have to do more with what you’re eating and drinking than getting older. To help your skin stay young and beautiful, it’s time to start taking better nutritional steps.

Good luck on your journey towards a caffeine-and wrinkle-free lifestyle!


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