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Hi.

Non-english speaking here, so some of my sentences may sound weird.

How do i start..

I have had acne from when i was about 13 years old up until currently 21.

In the beginning, it was BAD. Then after a few years i cut down on sugar and it went from bad to "okay".

Then i cut out dairy, and it got even better.

I recently cut out Gluten, and for the first time in my life i actually had "almost" entirely clear skin.

I was thrilled, and thought "how can i make it even better?".

I went online and read that replacing coffee with green tea should be good for acne, so i thought: "Well, i do drink coffee, so maybe i should do this switch".

I went out and bought some very good quality Loose leaf Green Tea and started drinking 2 cups a day.

This quickly went up to about 4 cups a day, and it was actually very calming to drink instead of coffee.

But after about a week, i went from not having a breakout in a month, to now breaking out pretty bad.

I looked online, and found that a lot of people had the exact same experience: Very oily skin, and breaking out in chin and forehead area.

I've never had a problem with coffee, so i actually doubt that its the caffeine (however, that is the trigger for most people).

A bit longer than i expected, but my question is mainly: Does anyone get acne from green tea, but are able to drink coffee?

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whatup!

it seems unlikely that green tea is the cause of your acne problem.. It very high in antioxidants and other acne fighting substances, unless you had some kind of allergy, which im guessing would show pretty quickly.

Whats your diet like now?

are you under a lot of stress?

im sure there's another factor at work here.

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whatup!

it seems unlikely that green tea is the cause of your acne problem.. It very high in antioxidants and other acne fighting substances, unless you had some kind of allergy, which im guessing would show pretty quickly.

Whats your diet like now?

are you under a lot of stress?

im sure there's another factor at work here.

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The tea plant absorbs flouride from the water/soil, if there is flouride in the water where it was grown. So that may or may not be the issue. Rooibos tea is another that absorbs a lot from the water, but helps most people.

There is another component in tea that may worsen acne, but most people benefit. Why don't you cut back? You said you increased your tea drinking gradually. Did the acne appear gradually? And there are other teas to drink. And there's cocoa, unsweetened of course.

Green tea is also beneficial used topically.

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whatup!

it seems unlikely that green tea is the cause of your acne problem.. It very high in antioxidants and other acne fighting substances, unless you had some kind of allergy, which im guessing would show pretty quickly.

Whats your diet like now?

are you under a lot of stress?

im sure there's another factor at work here.

Well, that's the problem smile.png Everyone is always saying "Ofcourse green tea is good for acne. It has antioxidants!"

But when i look it up on google, the majority of people are actually breaking out from green tea (3-4 cups daily), and many others experience increased oily skin.

I mean, there are many things that are considered healthy from a scientific perspective, but have opposite effects when applied practically.

Then people say "Well, if green tea is breaking you out, then it's the caffeine. Gotta be the caffeine!", but i have no ill effects from drinking black coffee, so i dont think caffeine is the issue.

Green Tea is very high in fluoride, and i think this might have something to do with increased acne.

I live in Europe, so there's no fluoride in my tap water, and i use a non fluoride toothpaste, so my fluoride exposure is very limited. I found that a lot of people suffering from acne, have a problem with too much fluoride, so i think this is interesting.

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whatup!

it seems unlikely that green tea is the cause of your acne problem.. It very high in antioxidants and other acne fighting substances, unless you had some kind of allergy, which im guessing would show pretty quickly.

Whats your diet like now?

are you under a lot of stress?

im sure there's another factor at work here.

Well, that's the problem smile.png Everyone is always saying "Ofcourse green tea is good for acne. It has antioxidants!"

But when i look it up on google, the majority of people are actually breaking out from green tea (3-4 cups daily), and many others experience increased oily skin.

I mean, there are many things that are considered healthy from a scientific perspective, but have opposite effects when applied practically.

Then people say "Well, if green tea is breaking you out, then it's the caffeine. Gotta be the caffeine!", but i have no ill effects from drinking black coffee, so i dont think caffeine is the issue.

Green Tea is very high in fluoride, and i think this might have something to do with increased acne.

I live in Europe, so there's no fluoride in my tap water, and i use a non fluoride toothpaste, so my fluoride exposure is very limited. I found that a lot of people suffering from acne, have a problem with too much fluoride, so i think this is interesting.

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whatup!

it seems unlikely that green tea is the cause of your acne problem.. It very high in antioxidants and other acne fighting substances, unless you had some kind of allergy, which im guessing would show pretty quickly.

Whats your diet like now?

are you under a lot of stress?

im sure there's another factor at work here.

Well, that's the problem :) Everyone is always saying "Ofcourse green tea is good for acne. It has antioxidants!"

But when i look it up on google, the majority of people are actually breaking out from green tea (3-4 cups daily), and many others experience increased oily skin.

I mean, there are many things that are considered healthy from a scientific perspective, but have opposite effects when applied practically.

Then people say "Well, if green tea is breaking you out, then it's the caffeine. Gotta be the caffeine!", but i have no ill effects from drinking black coffee, so i dont think caffeine is the issue.

Green Tea is very high in fluoride, and i think this might have something to do with increased acne.

I live in Europe, so there's no fluoride in my tap water, and i use a non fluoride toothpaste, so my fluoride exposure is very limited. I found that a lot of people suffering from acne, have a problem with too much fluoride, so i think this is interesting.

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Green tea didn't help my acne at all when I started drinking it a few years ago. I agree about the quality of the water - it's best to make your tea with filtered or spring water to avoid fluoride as much as possible. Roiboos and oolong tea have helped me more than green tea...if you need some caffeine, try oolong. It has a lower % of caffeine than green tea and it's time-released so that it keeps you going throughout the day.

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Caffeine is awful for acne. You should try some kind of herbal tea like rooibos tea.

Green tea has general health benefits, but not necessarily for acne sufferers.

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does anyone know about the caffeine content of green tea?

i am told that thats not bothering.

but does 2 cups of green tea in terms of caffeine even count?

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