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5 Food Items That Have a Bad Effect on Your Skin

5 Food Items That Have a Bad Effect on Your Skin
You’ve heard it before, “You are what you eat”, and it holds so true for your health and skin. The quality of your appearance in many ways reflects the quality of your diet. If you eat junk food like refined carbs, trans fat and excessive sugar, well, you’re pretty much going to look like it sooner or later. A poor diet can hamper your metabolism which in turn makes your skin look weary, dull and old. But the good news is that you can take complete control of your plate and make your skin radiant as ever. As a part of our routine skin care tips, we’ve put together a list of top food offenders to keep off your plate.
  1. Sugar

    Acne loves sugar. Excessive sugar intake causes the skin pores to block which in turn results in pimples. Redness and inflammation will continue and be constant factors if sugar isn't removed from the diet. Besides, a high-sugar diet not only contributes to ageing of the skin, but it can lead to the skin becoming unhealthy, dry, and vulnerable to infection. So, pay extra attention to food labels—you may be surprised by how much sugar is in certain products.
  2. Dairy

    Did you know that your skin acts as an excretory system to get rid of things that your body doesn’t agree with? That’s why, when you develop those acne or cystic breakouts that linger on the skin for weeks, it might be a sign that you're getting more dairy in your diet than your body can take. So every time you’re enjoying excessive dairy products, remember that it might come out in the form of cystic blemishes in the lower area of the face.
  3. Processed Foods
    Processed Foods

    High content of preservatives and additives in the processed junk food like - white bread, chips, French fries, soda, and candy spikes your blood-sugar levels causing hormones to stimulate excessive oil production, clogging pores and aging the skin. So, follow this skin care tip in order to postpone the inevitable ageing process, be sure to choose fresh foods whenever possible.
  4. Caffeine

    Making you skin prone to sagginess and wrinkles, caffeine dehydrates you and hampers your skin's elasticity and collagen. But if you can't go without it, make sure to drink the recommended eight glasses of water daily to keep your body and skin hydrated.
  5. Processed fats
    Processed fats

    Fat is not a bad thing, but when it’s heated, the benefits of healthy fats from plant oils changes to make them unstable. Trans fats that are often found in processed foods have horrendous effects on your skin, not to mention your body too. Processed fats like those found in dips, dressings, energy bars, candies and some canned foods are unhealthy sources of processed fat. And it’s this fat that causes skin pores to clog which eventually leads to painful breakouts. To steer away from these skin woes it is best to consume healthy fats from raw nuts, avocados, raw nut butters, cold-pressed oils, and keep oils to a minimum.
Consider these health tips as skin care tips and see your natural beauty bloom! We’d love to hear what you think in the comments section.
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