Does coffee make hormonal acne worse?

Unfortunately, yes.

Aside from it being an “acid-forming food”, possibly interfering with your sleep and causing dehydration – caffeine elevates cortisol. 

If your body is under too much stress and is producing too much cortisol, your adrenal glands go into overdrive. 

For women – we produce most of our androgens in our adrenal glands. 

Androgens are “male hormones” which basically trigger more oil production. 

Simply put – when we produce androgens in excess, we allow an environment for more breakouts. 

Relieving your overall stress load will result in the adrenal glands producing less androgen hormones. 

If you are looking for a guide to follow for overall hormonal balance, I highly recommend checking out “The Hormone Reboot – Hormonal Acne” in the guide section of my website 

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