This is how coffee REALLY affects your skin!

If you're a coffee addict, you've no doubt been privy to the long list of disadvantages it comes with. Blood sugar spikes, dehydration, bloating… it would be enough to make us throw in the towel and have a green juice instead, if only our morning latte wasn't so darn tasty.

Luckily though, there's finally been some good news about our favourite beverage – hurrah!

A significant new study has found that drinking coffee regularly could reduce your chances of developing cancerous melanoma, a.k.a skin cancer.

Over the 10.5 year study, the US National Institute of Health found that people who drank four or more cups of coffee a day were 20% less likely than non-drinkers to develop malignant melanoma, a serious type of skin cancer. The benefits even apply to decaf coffee, though the best results were achieved with the standard caffeinated version.

Coffee is thought to contain various compounds that help our body to fight cancer by suppressing certain cells, reducing inflammation, absorbing harmful UV rays and detoxifying carcinogens.

So next time you're craving a caffeine hit, don't feel too guilty about indulging!