Pumpkin Spice Lattes Can "Throw Your Skin Into A Tizzy" RealSelf Trend Reports
- Last updated: 4 months ago
Who doesn't love the taste of a Pumpkin Spice Latte? Before you indulge in this seemingly harmless fall favorite, know that it can wreak havoc on your skin and waistline.
In its natural state, Pumpkin is a superfood packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Unfortunately, autumn's sugary Pumpkin drinks are not doing your skin and body any favors.
Enjoying this seasonal favorite on occasion probably won’t cause any major skin issues, but if you are sensitive to dairy— making this drink part of your daily coffee run might "throw your skin into a tizzy" according to an article published on RealSelf Trends. [Read full story here]
RealSelf reached out to Dr. Schlessinger, here's what he has to say: Milk Matters “If your latte is made with milk, this can actually cause acne. Many people think acne can be caused by an allergic reaction to dairy. Cow’s milk actually contains natural hormones that cause an overproduction of oil, leading to clogged pores and acne flare-ups. Skim milk has even more hormones than regular milk due to the lack of fat, which slightly decreases hormone levels in regular milk.”
Quick Fix: “I recommend drinking almond milk instead, which is free of the hormones that are found in regular, skim, and soy milk. You might even see an improvement in your acne after you switch, and it tastes great.”
Fact: A Grande 16oz Starbucks PSL has a whopping 380 calories and 50g of sugar!
Psst...Here's a few coffee hacks for a healthier PSL!
Skip The Whip
Skipping the whipped topping can save you approximately 70 calories.
Go Easy On The Sugar
Make it half sweet to lighten the dose of sugar.
Make your drink short and sweet — opt for the 8oz size to cut out almost half the sugar and calories!
Make Your Own
Making your own PSL won't only save you some calories and money, but you can control what goes into your cup.
What's your favorite fall drink?