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Caffeine

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What affects does caffeine have on acne? I drink coffee in the morning to start my day... other than that I've been drinking a TON of water since I started accutane.

I always wondered though... if caffeine could make acne worse... I know it can raise blood pressure...

Anyone know?

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Well, caffeine and other stimulants have been shown to increase insulin resistance (see refs below), so if you suspect your acne may be related to blood sugar disfunction (as I know mine is), that is something to take into consideration.

As for the DEGREE to which caffeine intake might promote acne (via reduction in insulin sensitivity), I don't know. The effect of moderate caffeine intake may be too small to worry about...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...t_uids=15465742

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...t_uids=15213023

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...t_uids=11815519

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...t_uids=11815511

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...t_uids=11478588

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Woah! I had no idea caffeine could have that effect... might be why all those other antibiotics failed me... I was drinking diet soda like mad... and drinking coffee a ton at work over the summer.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Well... I guess water and gatorade for me the next 5-6months...

Thanks for the reply!


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Has no effect for almost everyone. And I'd love to know how the poster knows his acne is related to his blood sugar.

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