Avoid these for your skin’s sake

I am sure you have heard the saying “you are what you eat”. Well with respect to your skin this is certainly true, as the food you eat has a direct impact on your complexion.

We all want glowing, healthy skin & we have heard about the many superfoods available that support our health, but what are the top foods that we should avoid to save our skin?

Here are the top 5:-

1. Caffeine

Caffeinated drinks dehydrate the skin causing a breakdown in the skin’s elasticity and collagen. This can cause sagging, wrinkles & premature aging. I must come clean on that I love my morning coffee and the thought of cutting this out, makes my day seem a little less manageable.! So if you are anything like me and you cant go without, its critical to drink the recommended eight glasses of water daily to keep your body and skin hydrated.

2. Refined & Processed Foods

Highly processed foods and refined carbohydrates deplete your healthy gut bacteria and cause blood-sugar levels to spike. This in turn can stimulate excessive oil production, clogging pores and aging the skin. The foods to avoid include white bread, pizza crust, potato chips & muffins.

3. Sugar

Avoiding sugar is key to maintaining optimum skin health. Processed sugar ages your skin, it triggers a process called glycation which is a major factor in premature aging. Also, acne & inflammation love sugar, sugar cause spikes in your body’s insulin levels that further exacerbate inflammation.

4. Dairy

Dairy is known as a Pro-inflammatory food. These foods can aggravate or worsen existing inflammatory skin conditions, such as cystic breakouts, acne, rashes, and eczema . Also, dairy is a common food sensitivity & continuing to eat a food that have difficulty in digesting weakens gut health & can trigger inflammatory skin conditions such as acne and eczema.

5. Soy

Soy has been linked to hormonal imbalance, inflammation and skin issues such as pimples and rashes. Soy was once a popular vegan alternative to dairy, but its now been found to be a common irritant probably due to most soy being genetically modified.

So next time you reach for one of these foods that can trigger skin problems, at least you can make an informed choice

And the good news is that you hold the power the to create beautiful skin by taking control of what you eat.