Common skin problems are usually a result of a poor diet according to Nigma Talib, a naturopathic doctor and skin specialist. She is also the author of Reverse The Signs Of Ageing: The Revolutionary Inside-Out Plan To Glowing, Youthful Skin. Your diet has products that change your face, so it’s important to have ones that change it in a positive way.
So if you’re thinking of eating a cookie, or drinking another glass of wine, you might want to think what it could do to your looks.
According to Talib, there are certain foods that can change your face. Below are some of the most problematic.
Wine: Talib says that one of the drinks that impact our face is wine. It causes redness between the eyes, enlarges your pores, gives you droopy eyelids, and flushes your cheeks and nose. It causes this because alcohol dehydrates your skin. This can happen with high consumptions of any alcohol as well.
To fix this issue, Talip recommends following the 80/20 rule. Refrain from drinking wine 80% of the time, and indulge only 20% of the time.
Sugar: Sugar can cause lines and wrinkles on your forehead, sagginess under your eyes and thinning of the skin, according to Talib.
She says that removing processed sugar from your diet is the easiest fix. She adds that even cutting your intake in half will provide rapid improvements to your complexion. Substituting processed sugar with natural sources like fruits, honey and dates will help as well.
Dairy: If you consume a lot of dairy, you’ll experience bags and dark circles under your eyes, swollen eyelids and white spots and bumps under your chin, says Talib.
To fix this, Talib recommends removing dairy from your diet because you may be intolerant to it. Refrain from it for three weeks and observe the changes it has on your energy, digestion, and complexion.
Gluten: High intakes of gluten can cause dark pigmentation and spots around the chin and puffy red cheeks. It takes a toll on the immune system and disrupts the balance of reproductive hormones which is what causes dark pigmentation on the chin.
Talib recommends removing gluten completely from your diet to restore your complexion. She adds that cutting back will not do the trick this time. To restore the hormone balance, she says that drinking water and eating a lot of fiber will help restore your cheekbones.