Coffee and skin cancer
I’m drinking coffee while typing this. I drink about seven cups of black coffee a day. Coffee vending machines are ubiquitous in South Korea. Most restaurants here give complimentary coffee to customers. My husband has been criticizing my coffee drinking habit. However, I’ve been drinking this beverage (black please) since I was 9 years old! I had to look for something on the net on the benefits of coffee to defend my habit. Voila! Coffee is good for you.
I’ve heard some the anti-oxidant properties of coffee before but I never thought that studies have been made suggesting that coffee can fight skin cancer. If that is so, why not put it in skin lotions or even better, tanning lotions and sunscreen? One company did just that. The brand is called Summer Solstice and they have a coffee based tanning lotion. They said that coffee has natural effects for anti-aging. I think it is better alternative to staying under the sun for hours. However, if you can’t avoid the sun then it’s best to use a sunscreen with a high SPF. I’m sounding like a doctor here but I always use sunscreen even in the winter 🙂
Summer is just around the corner…