Move Over Collagen Creams, There's a New Anti-Ageing Agent in Town!

And the best part: you love it already!

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We all love our morning cuppa for adding that much-required zing in our step (else we'd all end up looking like clones of Grumpy Cat!). And now, it's time to totes fall in love with coffee 'coz wait for it... It can prevent ageing! No, we aren't kidding guys. It's true that for the longest time we've believed that anything dehydrated our body also made our skin dull (alcohol yay, but coffee nay!). According to a new study in the International Journal of Dermatology, a healthy dose of coffee a day may prevent dark spots and slow down ageing.

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The study concluded that women who drank an average of three cups of coffee a day had considerably fewer age spots than those who barely drank any. The results are quite astonishing since all the participants in the study wore sunscreen daily and the humble coffee accounted for almost 50 percent of the polyphenols in their diet, which regulates dark-spot formation in the skin.

Are you up for a quick Starbucks run, sistah? 

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The potential health benefits of drinking green tea are almost countless. "The antioxidant EGCG has been studied to treat various diseases and may help with brain function, fat loss, and lowering the risk of cancer," says Snyder. "Polyphenols are another antioxidant plentiful in green tea and can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting our cells from aging and other diseases." Keep your sipping to one or two cups a day as green tea is high in caffeine, which is best consumed in moderation, says Snyder. As for which to buy: "It's great to use organic loose leaf tea or tea bags that contain loose leaves, which are higher quality and are less processed," she says, as opposed to tea 'dust.'
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