Trying out the new anti-ageing serum at the store, were you? Well, chances are, that if you had taken better care of your diet a few years ago, you wouldn’t have to go in for these serums in the first place. Don’t say we didn’t warn you because we have here a list of foods that may be secretly ruining your skin.
The diuretic effect of alcohol could be disastrous for your skin. It saps the moisture from your skin, making you look dull. Drink, but in moderation, and compensate with extra fluids, always.
We know that candy can have an effect on your waistline. In addition to that, research shows that candy could cause inflammation, and therefore harm your skin.
Research shows that foods high on the GI Index such as white bread, and other processed carbs are likely to cause acne. Eating these foods causes a drastic spike in blood sugar and insulin levels, which may lead to hyperpigmentation.
Salad dressings such as mayonnaise and foods high in omega 6 can trigger inflammatory reactions. Many plant-based oils such as soybean and sunflower are great when taken in moderation. Eat omega 6 fats with inflammation fighting omega 3 foods like salmon and tuna, to maintain good balance.
Chips, high sodium snacks, and dips may jack up your salt consumption, leading to water retention that may be felt under the skin too.
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Sugary beverages can damage the formation of collagen, the tissue responsible for keeping skin taut. It looks like calorie-free beverages like water and seltzer may, after all, be the best bet.