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How Diet Can Affect Your Skin

Holiday parties often cater the most sumptuous foods. Considering how often you’ll get invited to one during this season, it’s a no-brainer that keeping a proper diet will be more difficult than usual. Find out more about why you should avoid eating too much of the following as you read below:

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Salt
The salt found in chips, popcorn, and pretzels make your skin retain water, which makes you puffy and bloated. Iodized salt, especially in high doses, can also aggravate breakouts. (Hint: just because you don’t sprinkle salt onto your foods doesn’t mean they’re not loaded with it ⎯ check labels on anything packaged and the sodium content might shock you.) Also, most processed foods (“junk” foods) contain countless chemicals and additives that generate free radicals which cause inflammation and premature aging. Source: TeenVogue

Alcohol
“Alcohol causes severe effects of dehydration on all tissues of the body including the skin.” We all know what to expect: patchiness, dryness, wrinkles and puffiness of the face and eyes are the standard. However, if you’re going to drink like it’s the last time (which it’s obviously not), it’ll take a lot more than a glass of fresh lime water to sort you out. “The only way to actually flush out the effects of alcohol is by diluting it with five-seven litres of water, which most people may not be able to do.” And coffee the morning after is definitely not going to help that hangover—it’s dehydrating, too. Source: Vogue

Sugar
If starchy foods that break down quickly into sugar are an issue, it’s no surprise that straight sugar can be problematic for the skin in much the same way. High blood sugar can weaken the skin by affecting tissues like collagen, according to Daily Glow, and leave you more vulnerable to lines and wrinkles. Which is why it’s likely not anything particular to chocolate, a rumored breakout culprit, that’s giving you trouble, but the high sugar content of that sweet treat. If you’re worried about breakouts, but dying for a nibble, stick with the dark stuff — it packs the most health benefits, anyway. Source: HuffingtonPost

Once the holiday season is over and you start seeing its negative effects on your skin, don’t worry because we can help you out! Call us anytime!

 

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