It’s no secret that one of the key factors in achieving good skin is your diet! Have you noticed that breakouts and dry skin happen straight after increased fast-food splurging?Remedying a bad skin spell can be as simple as switching some of your food choices for healthier alternatives that will allow you to reap the benefits of good skin. These easy food swaps will lead you on your way to fabulous skin!
For Break Outs
For many people who have suffered with acne, dairy products are usually a trigger.
Dairy does have some nutritional benefits, but it can be a cause for concern for people who are intolerant. Milk contains lots of the IGF-1 growth hormone, which can cause inflammation and eventually lead to acne. Dairy products also cause the skin to produce excess sebum (oil), which leads to clogged pores and you guessed it, more acne. Use soy or almond milk for a while and see if your skin improves!
For Dry Skin
With the weather wreaking havoc on our skin, it’s important to make sure we’re doing all that we can to stay hydrated. Believe it or not, there are some drinks, foods and even supplements that can cause dehydration to the body and in turn skin.
If you’re drinking a lot of caffeine and alcohol and eating a lot of protein, your skin might be drier than normal! Increasing your consumption of water to ensure you’re getting your recommended daily intake and also adding various nuts such as cashew nuts, ground nuts, and almonds, can promote cell regeneration and prevent dry patches of skin.
For Dull Skin
Sadly, sugary foods aren’t great for your skin. Sugar forms advanced glycation end products which cause protein fibers in the body to become inflexible and malformed.
Which basically means that sugar is responsible for damaging collagen and elastin. Two proteins you need for plump, glowing skin! Noooooo! Step away from the donut, swapping your usual sweet tooth fixes for foods such as blueberries, papaya, and sweet potatoes (make a mash with coconut oil we swear it’s life changing!) will give you youthful, glowing, plump skin.
For Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes
We all want to know how to banish those eye bags in record time. Sodium could be the culprit of your swelling and dark circles, as salts can cause water retention in the body and area around your eyes.
Minimize your salty food intake and instead, choose foods that are rich in vitamin c. Citrus will help balance levels of electrolytes and expel excess water weight, while the d-limonene in the rinds acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory compound.
Incorporating detox water into your diet is a great way to banish dark circle and puffy eye issues, as water and citrus fruits can work their magic dually.
These tips will get your skin looking its best in no time!
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