There are a number of beauty-related benefits to reducing your caffeine intake.

By Nicole Moleti
January 26, 2021
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There are so many things you can do to ensure you feel and look your best on your wedding day, but some are easier said than done. Depending on how much you love and look forward to your morning cup of coffee, the idea of giving up caffeine could be the most frightening pre-wedding task on your to-do list. And while you definitely don't have to ditch caffeinated beverages to reap beauty benefits, there are a number of ways your complexion (and overall well-being) may improve as a result of going java- (and soda, iced tea, you name it!) free in the months leading up to your big day.

No Caffeine Often Means Better Sleep

Human cells regenerate and heal while we sleep, which means it really is possible to sleep your way to better skin. The problem is that caffeine is a major sleep disruptor, and when you're already having a hard enough time logging quality shut eye due to wedding-related stress, anything that further compounds the problem is worth taking a hard look at. Cutting out (or at the very least reducing) caffeine is one simple way to get a better night's sleep.

Coffee Can Cause Dehydration

Most of us are getting our caffeine from coffee, which is a known culprit of dehydration. When your body is dehydrated, the signs will show immediately in your face. Fine lines will be accentuated and the texture and brightness of your skin will suffer. The more hydrated the skin is, the plumper it will be, which means that light will bounce off your dewy glow. Isn't that every bride's dream?

Caffeine Can Cause Breakouts

Caffeine can cause your body to over-produce stress hormones, such as cortisol, which can put your oil glands into overdrive. Excess oil and sebum can cause breakouts, which is the last thing you need before your wedding.

Plus, Reducing Coffee and Tea Means Brighter Teeth

Okay, it's not a complexion-related benefit exactly, but doesn't everyone want a brighter smile for all those big-day photos? Caffeinated beverages leave teeth looking brown and stained over time. While you might not see an immediate reversal of staining once you give up your morning coffee, you can stop the damage in its tracks. Once you are no longer drinking beverages that stain the teeth you can begin a regimen of teeth-whitening that will make your smile the best it can be for wedding photos.

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