Foods to Avoid for a Glowing Skin

For a glowing skin before your big day, keep an eye on the following foods. Avoid them, or consume them only in moderation, and your skin will thank you!

Salt
It may be good for your body in some ways, but salt isn’t the best thing for your skin. Excessive sodium levels can cause your body to retain water, which in turn causes puffiness. While swelling is temporary, it’s not good for the area under your eyes. The effect of under-eye puffiness is that it makes you look older due to lines and bags.

Milk
While most of us were raised drinking a few glasses of milk a day, some studies show that milk consumption has some side effects. Milk from pregnant cows contains hormones that tend to cause breakouts. The glands that produce natural oils work on overdrive when affected by these hormones, which results in oily skin and pimples. We’re not suggesting that you need to cut dairy out of your diet completely, as it is still one of the best sources of vitamin D and calcium. But try an alternative like yogurt that’s not harmful to the skin.

Coffee/ Caffeine
While most of us need our daily caffeine fix in order to function, too much of the drug is terrible for the skin. It tends to make your skin look lifeless and old. Your face will become thinner and noticeably less supple. Caffeine sucks the moisture from your skin, causing your face to look hollowed and dry.

Fried Foods
We don’t need to tell you that fried foods are bad for your skin and body. The fat and oil build up cause acne. Another reason fried foods are bad for your skin is they trap bacteria in the body.

Alcohol
Alcohol might be the catalyst behind some amusing evenings, but we all know it isn’t good for us. A glass of red wine a day might help your heart, but it certainly isn’t good for your skin. The first thing alcohol does is dehydrate you. The more you have, the less moisture your skin retains; this leads to dry skin and wrinkles.

- Alekhya Reddy
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