The effects of some of the foods and drinks we enjoy can be reflected in our faces.
Our skin can tell a tale.
It may be that the food type does not suit us or it may be that we are having too much of it. The four food and drink types are:
- Wine (or other alcoholic beverages)
More about wine and its effect on our skin
There are signs that our skin will tell us when wine or any other alcoholic beverage is having a detrimental effect.
- More obvious lines or redness between the eyes
- Droopy eyelids
- Enlarged pores
- Dehydrated skin with feathery lines across the cheeks
- Flushed cheeks and nose
- Deep nasolabial folds - those "laugh lines" that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth
Alcohol is particularly harsh because it dehydrates the skin, affects the liver and all the sugar found in alcohol can help to destroy the natural elasticity in our skin. We don't have to tell you that improvements will soon become apparent if you abstain or cut down.
How does sugar affect our skin?
Too much sugar leads to...
- Lines and wrinkles on the forehead
- Sagging under the eyes
- A gaunt appearance
- Painful pustular spots on your face
- Thinning of the skin
- Pasty looking skin
We all know how easy it is to eat that chocolate bar or other sugary treat
for an instant comfort snack. But sugar is addictive and not called that sweet, sweet poison for nothing. After the sugar rush, those high blood sugar levels quickly plummet and leave you craving for more. Said to be more addictive than cocaine, sugar has become a definite "no-no"! As with alcohol, sugar can destroy skin elasticity while throwing off the delicate balance of our gut bacteria which can affect the skin on our face - as well as our digestion and more. Hard though it may be, it is important to gradually remove sugar
from your diet for almost instant improvement in your complexion. Don't be tempted to switch to artificial sweeteners
but change to more natural options such as fruit, honey or dates instead. At the same time, using our Simply Neck Oil
will help restore the skin's natural elasticity and much more.
The truth about gluten and our skin
Are you suffering from:
- Puffy red cheeks
- Dark pigmentation patches or
- Spots around the chin
These could be your skin's reaction to gluten which takes its toll on the immune system by disrupting the delicate balance of your reproductive hormones. Rosacea
is a serious skin condition with several symptoms including a red rash over the cheeks
. Many of those who have this condition have been able to improve and control it when they remove gluten from their diets. If you decide to go gluten-free
, it cannot be half-hearted. No cutting back. It has to be a complete removal from the diet - along with drinking plenty of water and including plenty of fiber to balance out the skin and redefine the cheekbones.
Does our skin have a good relationship with dairy?
Not always. We can suffer from:
- Swollen eyelids
- Bags and dark circles under eyes
- Small white spots and
- Bumps on the chin
Some of us are unable to digest dairy which can lead to inflammation as our bodies try to combat the effects of dairy with inflammation-inducing natural chemicals. In the same way that our body's inflammatory process causes redness, swelling and heat around a sprained ankle or splinter, it can result in puffy eyelids, under-the-eye bags as well as dark circles. Sadly, modern dairy products today are full of the artificial hormones that are fed to the cows which can disrupt our hormone system and appear on our faces. If you suspect you may have a dairy intolerance
(and it is surprisingly common), remove dairy completely from your diet for a few weeks to see if your complexion and any other health issues improve. Then you will know for sure. Making some important changes can mean that your skin is looking and feeling as wonderful as it can. Don't let your skin have a tale to tell unless it is a really good story!