An unhealthy diet can lead to all sorts of lifestyle issues but it can also be causing problems for your skin. As your body’s largest organ, your skin says a lot about how healthy you are just by the way it looks and feels.
They say you are what you eat, and today we’re going to help you avoid foods that are going to trigger problems for your skin. So grab a pen, and start making edits to your grocery list. Some of these changes might be easier than others, but we promise it will be worth it for your skin!
Low-fat foods are often hard on your body because it takes many different additives to make up for the lower fat content and still make products look and taste as you expect them to. Sadly, this popular breakfast option could actually be hurting your complexion.
Low-fat yogurt can increase breakouts and redness with a dramatic effect. With high levels of sugar added to make up for the lost fat, low-fat yogurt throws off your sugar levels and leaves your skin and body struggling. Added sugar has been proven to be one of the worst foods to consume if you’re trying to fight signs of aging.
This one breaks our heart because just like you, we often need a cup of joe to get us going in the morning. Coffee contains a chemical compound called tannins which can harm the natural levels of moisture in your skin. If you find that your skin bounces between too oily and too dry, this could be the reason.
We understand that giving up coffee for most people is not an option (we live for our lattes!) but being cautious of how much you consume and the symptoms you experience can help. If you’re willing to cut coffee out, there are some amazing herbal teas that can replace your need for that caffeine jolt.
If you can’t imagine life without coffee, just make sure you’re drinking an extra two glasses of water a day to keep your skin clear and hydrated and keeping track of your skins pH levels. Cleansing twice a day with our Olive Oil Cleanser has been proven to restore pH levels and balance extreme oil or dryness for almost every skin type.
What foods do you steer clear of to keep your skin looking great? Share them with us in the comments below!