ruining your skin

6 Foods That Are Ruining Your Skin

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.

Alcohol

AlcoholThe 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.

Candy

Foods That Are Ruining Your SkinWe 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.

White Bread

Foods That Are Ruining Your SkinResearch 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.

(Related: Why You Should Be Choosing Brown Bread Over White Bread)

Mayonnaise

MayonnaiseSalad 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.

Salty Snacks

Salty SnacksChips, high sodium snacks, and dips may jack up your salt consumption, leading to water retention that may be felt under the skin too.

(Related: This Is The Effect Salty Snacks Have On You)

Sugary Drinks

Sugary DrinksSugary 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.

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