Foods to avoid for clear skin
It’s not enough to look for help and guidance for the right foods to eat for clear skin. You should also know about the foods you shouldn’t eat and avoid as some foods do more damage to your skin than others. For example:
Dairy products doesn’t suit everyone
There are some people who are sort of allergic to milk and other dairy products as it triggers and acne breakout. So if your skin is acne prone, its better if you start reducing your intake of milk and other products. Of the lot, yoghurt is a safe and healthy choice as it doesn’t trigger breakouts.
Say no to sugary foods
You need to avoid sugary foods as it has an indirect effect on acne. It quickly enters your bloodstream to increase insulin levels, which in turn aggravates acne, rashes and wrinkles which ‘unclear’ your skin. Not only sugar, you also need to avoid refined carbohydrates like white rice and flour as it converts into sugar in your body.
Substitute them for complex carbohydrates like whole grains, beans peas, lentils and starchy vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and corn as they all have a low glycemic index. These foods thus slowly release glucose into your bloodstream to prevent acne breakouts. Of course, you also need to avoid sugary drinks like soda, soft drinks and carbonated drinks.
Processed meat can give you wrinkles
It is the inflammatory effects of chemicals used for processing food which may give you wrinkles. Inflamed skin leads to damaged collagen so that your skin doesn’t look youthful and radiant anymore. So instead of processed meats, eat more of lean meats.
Drink as much water as possible
Drink as much water as possible for clear skin, preferably 1.5 to 2 liters a day for wrinkle free, clear and glowing skin. Drinking water throughout the day keeps you hydrated. It also reduces the symptoms of acne as water flushes out all the toxins, dirt and bacteria from the body.
You need to drink a glass of water as soon as you get up in the morning. Always carry a bottle of water with you so that you don’t feel dehydrated while outdoors. In case you are like some people who find it SO difficult drinking plain water, you can spike up its taste with some natural flavors like lemon juice or neem leaves.
Besides plain water, include as much water-rich foods to your diet like watermelon, grapefruit, tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber. Consequently, reduce your consumption of coffee, tea, soda and other caffeinated beverages as though liquid, they are not like water. They instead have a diuretic effect on your body and can dehydrate your skin.
So now with this list, you now know which foods you should start avoiding for healthy and toned skin!