Cut this, Add that

If there is one thing you need to know about me, it's that I love food. A deep passionate love. I really enjoy discovering new cuisines! Who doesn't love a good dish? However, there have been numerous studies on how our diet can affect our skin, both in good and bad ways!  So if your skin needs a little pick me up, consider adding or cutting out these foods.

Oily Skin Types:

Consider cutting out refined grains such as white bread or instant rice. Refined grains tend to lose fiber and other nutrients during processing and have a high glycemic index. 

Instead, try adding whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice.

Dry Skin Types:

Try adding fatty fishes such as trout, salmon and tuna. They contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which helps your skin keep in moisture. Don't like fish? Try some yummy avocados!

Acne Prone Skin Types:

Consider cutting back on refined sugars. Notice the phrase "cutting back" was used and not "cutting out", because let's be real, sometimes all we want is a slice of chocolate cake. However, depending on your intake of sugar, you could be spiking up your blood sugar levels. Which has been linked to breakouts.

So try skipping that sugary beverage and substituting for some good ole fashioned H2O. Or even skip the morning breakfast pastry for some fresh fruit

Banishing Wrinkles:

Consider cutting down on alcohol. Alcohol dehydrates your skin, so it will appear to look less fresh and plump.

Instead, try adding more antioxidants into your system, such as blueberries. Antioxidants help fight free radicals that damage your skin and cause visible signs of aging. Blueberries are chalk full  of antioxidants, so go on and pop those suckers in!

For All Skin Types:

Drink more water!!! 

Hope this was helpful to everyone. If you liked this post be sure to share it with your friends or comment with your own skin boosting foods!

 

 

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