Whether they' re made at a gourmet bakery or fast food pit stop, doughnuts are a double dose of bad news for your skin. Grease and sugar is one- stop shopping for skin woes.
Soda pop and other high- sugar beverages can damage the formation of collagen, the connective tissue that help keeps skin firm another reason to stick to calorie- free bevies like water, seltzer and unsweetened tea.
3. Fried Food
Fried foods can lead to bad skin, Eating too many high- fat foods can have a negative effect internally on circulation. This can promote that skin puffiness that no one appreciates when looking in the mirror.
The diuretic effect of alcohol can wreak havoc on your skin, sucking out the moisture and contributing to a sunken and washed- out look. Booze doesn' t need to be completely off- limits, but be sure to imbibe in moderation. And don' t forget to counteract the effects of alcohol when you do tip a few back by taking in extra fluids.
5. White Rice
Like white bread, white rice is another food ranking high on the glycemic index. While it' s not totally unhealthy, consider enjoying this food along with a higher- protein food like chicken, beans or peanut butter on a rice cake to delay digestion time.
It' s no secret that candy is no good for your waistline, but all those processed sugars can also damage your skin by promoting inflammation.
7. Salty Snacks
Chips and high- sodium dips can quickly jack up your salt intake for the day. This kind of salt consumption leads to water retention that you can feel all over, including your skin.
Coffee opens the door for several potential skin problems. Caffeine can dehydrate skin, magnifying the appearance of fine lines. Taking your coffee with an abundance of cream and sugar certainly won' t help. Finally, if too much caffeine is interrupting sleep, the effects will show up on skin. While coffee does contain antioxidants, there is such a thing as too much, putting hard- core java drinkers at risk.
9. Processed Meats
Eating lots of high- fat and high- sodium processed meats like salami and hot dogs won' t do your complexion any favors. Look for brands that use less preservatives, enjoy in moderation and drink extra water if you do eat them.
10. White Bread
Some research suggests that foods with a high glycemic index (GI) can be bad news for your skin. Eating high GI foods like white bread causes a drastic spike in blood sugar and insulin that has been linked to acne.
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