The phrase “you are what you eat” may sound like a cliché, but the reality is that it has a lot of truth to it. Your body reflects your health and responds according to how you take care of it. Do you eat with skin care in mind? Achieve a radiant skin from the inside out!
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Here are some foods whose excessive consumption could be damaging the health of your skin:
1. Processed foods:
It is well known that eating processed foods can cause swelling and inflammation, but did you know that it can also irritate your skin? Frequently consuming these types of foods – which often lack nutrients and contain chemicals and preservatives – can cause pimples, blackheads and acne.
Having a couple drinks with friends after a long day at work can be a great plan, however, consuming alcoholic beverages will make it harder to take care of your skin by causing dehydration. The result is increased sensitivity to environmental factors, especially if you suffer from a pre-existing condition such as rosacea.
3. Dairy products:
Some studies have found a connection between dairy consumption and pimple formation due to growth hormones found in milk. It might be a good time to give plant-based milks a shot!
Just like alcohol, foods high in added sugar can cause swelling in the body, causing acne.
5. Whey protein:
If you’re trying to lose weight or gain muscle mass, you may have heard of – or even be consuming – whey insulin as a dietary supplement to keep you feeling full for longer. However, just like milk, whey contains growth hormones that can cause acne breakouts. Here are some natural supplement options to help you lose weight and gain muscle mass.
If you think any of these foods may be affecting the health or appearance of your skin, try to reduce your intake and make conscious observations of how your body reacts. To support the process of taking care of your skin, we recommend that you get into the habit of sleeping eight hours a day, drinking at least two liters of water, using sunscreen whenever you are outdoors, and touching your skin, mainly your face, as little as possible.