Four Food Types to Avoid For Younger Skin
- Wine (or other alcoholic beverages)
More about wine and its effect on our skinThere 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
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
The truth about gluten and our skin
Are you suffering from:
- Puffy red cheeks
- Dark pigmentation patches or
- Spots around the chin
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!
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