The One Coffee Mistake You’re Making That’s Clogging Your Pores, According To A Dermatologist

September 5, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
shefinds | beauty

What you eat has a big impact on the quality of your skin. This applies to everything–even what you add to your coffee! In fact, there’s one common coffee mistake that those who are prone to acne should avoid making as it’s proven to clog pores and cause breakouts–it’s adding too much milk!

“Limit intake of dairy products, which can contain hormones and antibiotics that can worsen acne breakouts,” Dr. Jessica Weiser, MD, from New York Dermatology Group, tells Teen Vogue.

In addition to watching your dairy intake, Dr. Weiser says it’s best to stick to a well-balanced diet of fruits and vegetables to keep your skin clear and healthy. “Leafy green vegetables and other brightly-colored fruit and vegetables which are rich in antioxidants and nutrients dampen inflammation and improve skin quality,” she says. Dr. Weiser notes that studies have shown acne patients have higher oil production and lower antioxidant levels.

Washing your face is another tip Dr. Weiser has for combating acne. Check out our favorite cleansers below:

Murad Clarifying Cleanser ($30)

Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam ($21)

Origins Zero Oil™ Deep Pore Cleanser ($23.50)

Kora Organics Foaming Cleanser for Oily Combination Skin ($30)

Naturally Serious Major Moisture Gentle Cream Cleanser ($26)



Editorial Assistant

Emily is SheFinds' resident beauty expert and pop culture enthusiast. In addition to covering the latest trends and developments in the beauty/skincare industry and reporting the latest on your favorite celebrities, Emily also contributes to SheFinds' fashion and weight loss/wellness sections. You can reach her at [email protected]

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...


Buy A Beautyblender This Month And You Could Help Save Someone's Life

February may be the month we celebrate holidays like Valentine'...


Winter Redness And Irritation Are No Match For This Soothing New Kiehl's Masque

Despite the cold, cold weather, my skin hasn't really ...


Just Launched At Space NK: Best-Selling Natural Hair Care Brand, Briogeo

Between the cold, dry air and itchy hats and scarves, ...

beauty and Benefit Teamed Up On An Inspiring New 'Boss Brows' Product Line

Here's an inspiring new collab you shouldn't miss: ...


This $12 Wrinkle Cream Is So Good--It *Really* Works!

If you want to keep your skin looking and feeling ...


This Overnight Lip Mask Is *The Best* Treatment For Dryness And Flaking

I'm lucky to be blessed with pretty full lips, ...