Did you know that certain foods can actually inflame your skin, cause breakouts and lead to discolouration? My clients always ask what foods might be triggering their skin conditions, so here is a list of foods I recommend as well as what to stay away from.
3 Foods That Are Horrible For Your Skin
Most of us take in far more than the recommend daily limit of 1,500 mg of sodium. This excess salt can dehydrate us while retaining fluid in the body, causing unnecessary swelling and creating a puffy look on our skin, especially around the eyes and face. Instead of over-salting food I recommend using fresh herbs.
Sugar is a highly addictive substance and even consuming small amounts can create symptoms like mood swings, intense cravings and fatigue when we try to kick the habit. Sugar is also harmful for our skin because it spikes our blood sugar levels causing inflammation that can create breakouts and skin rashes. Moreover, when sugar does break down inside our bodies a process called glycation is triggered which degrades the collagen and elastin in our skin and leads to wrinkles and premature ageing.
Even if you opt for organic milk products they are still going to contain an average of 60 naturally occurring hormones as well as growth factors that will be absorbed into your bloodstream. These hormones can lead to acne, especially in women. Just like sugar, milk is a pro-inflammatory, which means it can accelerate the ageing process.