You probably know by now that what you eat is just as important as creams, treatments, lotions, and makeup when it comes to young, youthful looking skin. But what’s equally important is what you eliminate from your diet.
The cells in our body are made up in part of what we eat each day, and these foods can help or hurt us when it comes to looking and feeling our best. Kicking some of these skin-aging substances to the curb can go a long way to achieving smooth, glowing skin.
- Sugar. Whether you call it refined sugar, like the kind you add to cakes and cookies, high fructose corn syrup that’s often added to processed foods, or fructose, sugar doesn’t do your skin any favors. In fact, excess sugar breaks down the collagen and elastin in your skin, leading to sagging and wrinkles. It also leads to inflammation, and can aggravate existing skin conditions, as well as trigger acne breakouts.
- Alcohol. We all love a good glass of wine or a cocktail every now and then, but be aware that alcohol does some serious damage to our skin. Alcohol saps vital moisture from our skin, leaving it looking tired and dull. Dehydration from alcohol consumption may also accelerate the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Alcohol also inflames healthy tissue and cells, causing redness and irritation.
- Starchy foods. Some of our favorite foods (hello, pasta and bread) are actually a big enemy of healthy, younger-looking skin. These high-carb foods are also high on the glycemic index, which means they cause big spikes in blood sugar that can lead to the formation of wrinkles. They can also trigger unsightly acne breakouts.
To help give the effects of a more skin-healthy diet an added anti-aging boost, schedule your consultation with Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery today. Our full line of surgical and non-surgical skin treatments are designed to help you look and feel like your most confident self.
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