Your Diet Is Directly Responsible For How You Look

After a string of holiday get-togethers, barbecues, or beach days packed with mojitos, there's a reason why your skin feels a little off: Your skin is impacted by what you consume, for better or worse, Dietary factors can eventually hasten the ageing of your skin (and teeth). These foods should be eaten in moderation. 


According to a review that appeared in Skin Therapy Letter in 2015, a sugar overload may initiate a process known as glycation. "Advanced glycation end products" are produced when you consume more sugar than your body can utilise because the extra sugar molecules interact with proteins (appropriately referred to as "AGEs"). Collagen, a protein that maintains skin tight and healthy, may eventually be harmed by AGEs. Naturally, eating too much sugar can harm your smile. Sugar adheres to your teeth, fostering bacteria, deterioration, and discolouration. If you eat something sweet, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water to get rid of any residue. 


Skin health depends on liver health. When your liver is working properly, your body naturally eliminates toxins that might have an impact on your skin. However, if toxins accumulate in your liver and aren't adequately broken down, your skin may experience a number of problems, including acne, sallowness, and wrinkles. According to a 2017 study that was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, drinking may also raise your risk of developing rosacea, a skin condition that can make you more susceptible to flushing and redness. According to the study, danger increases with alcohol consumption. According to the Sleep Foundation, alcohol also causes dehydration and is associated with short sleep durations and poor sleep quality. Reduced skin suppleness, uneven pigmentation, and wrinkles have all been related to insufficient sleep.

Charred Meat 

It's possible that the black char on your burger contains pro-inflammatory hydrocarbons, which could be problematic given that inflammation damages the collagen in your skin. To avoid contaminating your next meal, at the very least, make sure to scrape off the black gunk and clean the grill after using it. You don't necessarily need to erase barbecue from your vocabulary. 


Your body requires 500 mg of sodium, also known as salt, each day to perform vital processes including contracting and relaxing muscles and preserving the ideal ratio of water to minerals. But ingesting too much salt increases your risk of significant health problems like high blood pressure and heart disease, as well as water retention, which is when your body retains too much water. The Food and Drug Administration advises consuming no more than 2,300 mg of sodium daily. Although you may not use salt when cooking, there is no assurance that you are getting enough. Many canned goods contain sodium to preserve them, which might lead you to retain water and look "puffy." If you want a quick treatment, use a moisturiser with caffeine in it to fight fluid retention (coffee is proven to reduce puffiness when applied topically). 

Spicy Food 

Spicy food irritates skin that is prone to rosacea, but it can also harm a woman during menopause. It is thought that the skin's blood vessels are more responsive at that time. People going through menopause may notice that their skin seems blotchy during this period because spicy food dilates your blood vessels. The occasional spicy curry shouldn't be a problem, but frequent flare-ups can result in spider veins, puffiness, and/or permanent redness. When possible, request mild food. 

While each of these items should be consumed in moderation, you should always speak with your doctor before changing your eating habits.