These 17 Foods Are NOT Healthy For Your Skin

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Dermatologists often say “Skin is the reflection of body health” and there’s good reason

for it because whatever you eat shows up on your skin.

It’s no secret that the quality of your diet is reflected in the quality of your skin

– for better or for worse.

And If you keep eating unhealthy food, it will certainly harm your skin.

Why is it you ask?

Well, Your liver’s job is to filter out toxins from your body but when you eat junk

food, your liver becomes overloaded with toxins.

And an overloaded liver cannot function properly.

In such a scenario, the liver hands over the job to other organs like the skin.

When the toxins start to get eliminated through your skin it leads to various skin issues

like dryness, acne, blemishes and the list goes on.

In today’s article, we will tell you the worst foods for your skin.

From Agave, Sushi, Dairy, White Bread to Juices and more, read till the end to learn about

all of them.

Canned Soup:

Packaged soup – in powdered form or in cans – has made things so much

easier for busy moms.

Just heat them up and you have a warm, calming meal at hand.

However, please be warned: canned soup is full of sodium and bisphenol.

These are things that make your skin retain water and look bloated and dry.

Canned soup can also cause problems with hormones which is one of the top causes of skin-related

issues.

How many times in a week do you eat canned foods?

Once, twice?

Tell us quickly down below in the comments section!

Chips:

This one is not really a surprise – that bag of carb-rich, greasy chips many of us

love indulging in as a snack is not really healthy.

But we don’t mean just physical health or cholesterol-related problems but also skin

health.

Chips made of processed carbohydrates turn to sugar in the body, and this causes a spike

in your insulin levels.

As per experts, more insulin means you have a greater acne risk.

Not just that, such chips are usually made with pro-inflammatory oils such as canola

oil or vegetable oils.

These oils have a direct relation to triggering acne.

Caffeine:

Caffeinated drinks cause dehydration and will deplete your skin of its vital nutrients.

When skin is dehydrated and dry, it’s natural elasticity and collagen is affected, causing

it to become more prone to sagging and wrinkles.

This doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself.

Just make sure to drink the recommended eight glasses of water daily to keep your body and

skin hydrated.

Sugar:

Inflammation is a major factor in acne and sugar is one of the biggest inflammation

triggers you could possibly have in your diet.

This alone makes it one of the worst foods for your skin.

Sugar causes a spike in your insulin levels, setting off both inflammation and sebum production.

The result is inflamed, oily skin that’s at a high risk for a breakout.

I wouldn’t say you should go totally sugar-free but definitely look for ways to eat less.

For Women, If you want to prevent those monthly flare-ups around the chin area, make sure

to curb your sugar cravings the days before you get your period.

Peanut Products:

They may seem like the perfect high-protein snack, but peanuts also contain

androgens that encourage sebum production.

That leads to oily skin and more blocked pores.

For healthy skin, skip the peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil, and other peanut-based

foods in your diet and replace it with almonds, walnuts or any other healthy nut mixes.

Dairy:

If you’ve noticed pizza, milkshakes, and some of your other favorite fast foods

seem to leave you with blemishes, there’s a reason.

That reason is often dairy.

Milk contains hormones that throw off your body’s natural hormonal balance, setting

the stage for inflamed and cystic acne.

This is true of all milk and dairy products, so choosing organic or low-fat milk won’t

help your case.

We would recommend replacing your dairy intake with other healthier alternatives such as

almond milk, coconut milk or other vegetable based protein supplements.

Alcohol:

While moderate alcohol has its benefits, studies suggest that regularly drinking causes

your skin to wrinkle quickly.

One study concluded that high alcohol consumption makes people 33 percent more likely to age

visibly.

In particular, alcohol forms gray rings around peoples’ eyes.

Some people also experience a face flush after drinking.

Over time, this flushing can break blood vessels and wrinkle the skin.

This damage may be caused by blood vessels dilating near the skin’s surface.

To prevent this side effect, drink plenty of water along with your alcohol.

White Bread:

White bread is loaded with carbs and It’s no secret that too many carbs can

negatively impact your health.

But recent research suggests that it can also worsen your skin.

In particular, a high glycemic index–a diet with high amounts of refined grains–causes

more acne.

This correlation may be more visibly apparent than dairy’s effect on acne, according to

studies.

After covering almost 60 studies, a scientific study concluded that refined grains trigger

more breakouts.

The researchers clarify that chips, cereals, bread, and cookies are the main culprits.

To prevent more pimples, resort to whole grains whenever possible.

Margarine:

While fats are essential for maintaining supple skin, they’re not all created equal.

And some, like the trans fats often found in margarine, may dehydrate your skin.

A study found that higher intake of margarine was associated with increased skin wrinkling.

Juices:

Who doesn’t love juice?

Especially when it’s considered to be so much healthier than soda.

Juices contain just as much sugar as soda does, and this sugar breaks down collagen

in your skin and makes it rough.

They also lack fiber and this means that what you’re drinking isn’t providing your skin

with the necessary nutrients.

Lemon juice mask lovers are prone to a potential chemical burn.

If you go out in the sun, the lemon juice can permanently damage your skin.

Whey Protein:

When you’re trying to shed weight or build muscle, a bodybuilding pal

might suggest you try whey protein to keep you fuller longer.

Though it may work to help you reach your target physique, it could also make your skin

break out.

The problem with whey is that it contains an insulin-like growth factor that stimulates

your body’s production of insulin and androgens.

The increased insulin and androgen production increases sebum production in the skin, resulting

in acne.

If you want to keep digesting whey as part of your diet, try switching to a non-milk

protein to alleviate your acne.

And if that doesn’t work?

You might have to break this habit altogether.

Deep Fried Foods:

Deep frying really any food can make it taste incredible.

But it’s going to wreak havoc on your skin.

Deep fried foods lead to excess oil production within the skin.

No one wants the oil from their food showing up on their face.

But the dangers don’t stop there.

Hydrogenated trans fats found in deep fried food will also have a negative impact on your

complexion leading to a dull looking skin.

Shellfish:

Shrimp, crab, lobster-and also certain leafy greens like seaweed and spinach-are

naturally high in iodine.

But a diet with too much of this element can lead to acne.

However these breakouts are based on an accumulated amount of iodine over time.

So there’s no relationship between eating high iodine foods one day and breaking out

the next.

Instead, if you are particularly acne-prone, eat these foods a couple of times a month

rather than a couple of times a week.

Processed Meats:

When you wake up to puffy, swollen skin, take inventory on yesterday’s

meals to see if you ate a lot of salt.

This includes restaurant foods or processed foods, which can pack a sneaky, high sodium

content.

Processed meats such as bacon, and cured meats such as chicken done in a brine, contain sodium,

which can lead to water retention and can cause swelling and puffiness in your face.

Studies also suggest sodium nitrates, which are a preservative added to many processed

foods, can break down collagen and elastin and may cause signs of premature aging.

Agave:

Agave is one of the trendiest sugar alternatives on the market.

But apparently, the two are not so different.

Agave is composed of more fructose than high-fructose corn syrup.

This not only puts a strain on your liver, but also breaks down collagen faster than

glucose and other sugars causing skiing problems.

Chocolate:

Chocolate is one of the foods that may trigger acne, according to results from

some studies.

Cocoa was considered the main culprit but one of the studies showed that people who

ate chocolate containing 10 times the amount of cocoa were no more likely to get breakouts

than those who ate chocolate containing regular amounts of cocoa.

Choosing dark chocolate to manage acne may be a better choice since it has less milk

and sugar.

Dark chocolate has many more benefits apart from being good for your skin.

Sushi:

Did you know that this delicacy leads to premature aging and causes acne?

First, your favorite rolls contain a large amount of salt, one of our health’s worst

enemies, and this can lead to dehydrated and dull skin.

Second, salty food makes cells retain fluid, which makes your face puffy.

Third, rice is high on the glycemic index and it can take away moisture and circulation

from the epidermis, causing dry skin and premature aging.

Julianne Moore was the first to call this phenomenon “sushi face.”

Which foods out of the ones on our list are a part of your regular diet?

 

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