17th March, 2011 - Posted by Victoria Girard - No Comments
Get Healthier Skin By Avoiding These 2 Damaging Foods!
As you know when you include healthy dietary products in your diet it has a very positive affect on your skin. Unfortunately, the reverse is true as well.
If you are putting unhealthy food into your body you skin will respond accordingly. You may not notice the affects on your skin overnight, but over time it will suffer.
There are many foods that negatively impact your skin, but sugar (I’m so sorry to say) and alcohol are products that cause damage to the cells, collagen fibers and more. They negatively affect the health of your skin and should be avoided.
Sugar gets in your bloodstream and attaches to collagen proteins to form harmful new molecules called AGE’s (Advanced Glycation End.) AGE’s damage collagen fibers and make them brittle. As AGE’s accumulate they damage neighboring proteins and unfortunately create a domino affect. The more sugar you consume, the more AGE’s that develop and the more AGE’s that develop, the more damage you will see in your skin in the form of fine lines and wrinkles.
Excessive drinking can really do a number on your skin. It immediately begins dehydrating the skin, which as you know dehydrated skin looks old and hydrated skin looks young and plump. Alcohol also causes capillaries to dilate quickly and then stops them from returning to normal. This is why you will often see people who are drinking have flushed skin. Over time the capillaries can eventually break which leads to the skin turning red and remaining that way.
By eliminating these foods from your diet and adding antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables you will begin to notice your skin responding with a healthy glow. You can make tremendous changes in your skin simply by making healthy choices. That doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the occasional cookie or glass of wine, but you should do so in moderation.
When you reach for another piece of cake, picture the sugar in that cake globbing on to your collagen fibers and attacking them, making them week. When you reach for your third or fourth glass of wine imagine your skin shriveling up and looking like a dried up lake. Visualize, visualize, visualize.