With summer and warmer weather just around the corner, ensuring your skin has a glow and healthy shine is important. In addition to taking care of your skin during your holiday, you need to give your body – and your skin – an extra help from the inside out.
What to Avoid: Sugary Foods
Although delicious and on every shelf at your supermarket, sweets and sugary foods are very bad for your skin. When you eat large quantities of sugar, advanced glycation end products form in your body which causes the protein fibres to become malformed and to stiffen. And the proteins that are more likely to be affected are elastin and collagen, which directly influence how youthful your skin looks.
What to Eat: To avoid premature wrinkles and to promote more radiance and suppleness in your skin, make sure to eat plenty of vegetables such as carrots, beans, and cabbage.
What to Avoid: Skim Milk
Milk, particularly skim milk, is full of growth hormones. These hormones get into your bloodstream and induce extra oil production and inflammation, leading to acne breakouts. They also have a high glycemic index, which deregulates your insulin levels.
Clogged pores are one of the main reasons for acne breakouts, and a daily cleanser will help to remove all of the sebum and dirt in your pores.
What to Drink: Milk substitutes like almond and coconut milk don’t have any whey in them, and the low glycemic index is perfect. You’ll prevent acne breakouts and get your daily protein dose.
What to Avoid: Refined Carbs
In addition to having no minerals, vitamins, or fibre, refined carbs have a high glycemic index. They are digested quickly, which leads to rapid changes in both insulin and blood sugar levels. Avoid white bread, pasta, and pastries in excess as they are also processed foods, which are also composed of only refined ingredients.
What to Eat: Choose the right carbs for a healthy diet and a great-looking skin! Sweet potatoes, brown rice, oats, and quinoa are ideal for some much-needed vitamins and to promote collagen production.
What to Avoid: Sodas and Fizzy Drinks
Fizzy drinks and sodas don’t have any fibre in them, which don’t help your body to control blood sugar spikes. Without fibre, your skin will age prematurely, which will make you look much older than you are. You’ll see wrinkles show up quickly, which can be avoided with a balanced diet in conjunction with a booster serum to help your skin look its best.
What to Drink: Healthy homemade smoothies! You can find a wide number of healthy smoothie recipes, each perfect to balance vitamins and minerals in your body.