Sunday, July 28, 2013
Caffeine can be a major trigger for rosacea symptoms. Unfortunately, I am in love with coffee. I can't imagine giving it up, but I've learned that it can worsen my rosacea symptoms.
About a year ago, I gave up drinking diet soda. I saw huge improvements in my skin from this step alone, but I replaced my diet soda habit with an increased coffee consumption habit. It wreaked havoc on my digestive and nervous system. I was pretty much a basket case. After reading Master Your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels, I decided that I needed to switch to an organic coffee.
Organic coffee is not cheap, and I am. So, I started testing out store brands of organic coffee, but I wasn't really happy with what I found. As a last ditch effort, I decided to order some organic coffee from Amazon. I ordered Cafe Altura Organic Coffee, French Roast, and I was in love. With my Amazon Prime subscription, it only costs me $7.58/can or $0.66/oz. It was delicious. And, my nervousness subsided without my having to cut way back on my coffee habit.
Of course, cutting out caffeine is probably the better solution, but I've found that drinking the Cafe Altura coffee did not cause my rosacea to flare up. I hope this helps someone out there who is struggling with the same issue! And, if you know of any other inexpensive organic coffees, please leave a comment below so we can check it out.