We are what we eat. This statement is most certainly true. Food is key to our internal and external well-being, and that's a fact. Bad dietary habits can lead to inflammation, diseases, hormonal imbalances in our system, accelerating body aging, and, of course, premature skin aging.
We want to help you learn to take care of yourself at every moment of your life. That is why in this post we are going to discuss which foods age your skin, and which you should avoid if you want to look the best you can. In addition, we will also tell you the most effective and cutting-edge rejuvenating treatments you can try for optimal skin appearance.
Foods that Age the Skin
It is important to know which foods are the most suitable to look young and obtain flawless skin. Some ingredients that we usually take in our diet fill us with toxins and prevent proper blood flow, a process that directly affects our skin and can accelerate cell oxidation and, therefore, premature aging.
Here we are going to discover the foods that age the skin so that you can avoid them in your diet. Take note!
- Sugary foods
Sugar is one of the worst substances to include in your diet. Excessive use of sugar can reduce collagen production and therefore make the appearance of early wrinkles or crow's feet.
Sugar is found in a large number of foods, not only sweets, for example, in white pasta, white bread, refined foods, sodas, and canned food.
- Processed meat
Another food that ages the skin is processed meats. A piece of steak is much healthier than sausage because the steak does not suffer a severe human intervention as the sausage does.
In addition, today's meat industry uses a large number of chemicals to preserve and increase meat production. These chemicals are ingested by us when we consume processed meat products, therefore, the best thing is to reduce the meat or to opt for organic meat and even fish.
Meat processing is nothing less than adding loads of salt, sugar, and chemicals to the meat so it can last longer and boasts an intense flavor that's addictive for many. Too much sugar and salt contribute to premature skin aging, so you must avoid these types of products if you want to improve your skin's elasticity and appearance.
- Fatty foods
If you want to have a perfect complexion you should avoid fatty foods in your diet. Avoid fried, battered, and fast food. These foods increase the level of cholesterol in the blood and therefore prevent the blood from circulating properly. This directly affects the oxygenation of the skin and can cause the appearance of wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and reduced luminosity.
- Alcoholic beverages
If you want to have perfect skin, avoid alcohol or reduce it as much as possible. Alcohol is one of the worst enemies of our well-being because it is packed with toxins and empty calories. In addition, alcohol causes dehydration in the body and, as we know, water is essential for our skin and body to be properly hydrated. Lack of hydration causes wrinkles, dryness, and even dark spots on your face.
Caffeine-rich products are another danger for your skin. Soft drinks and coffee are enemies of a healthy complexion, so avoid them as much as possible and opt for healthier options such as tea or infusions. Caffeine, like alcohol, produces dehydration of the skin and, therefore, our skin complexion can be directly affected.
Treatments to prevent and stop skin aging
Now that you know the 5 worst foods for the skin, we are going to tell you more solutions to help improve your skin's complexion and achieve a more rejuvenated and beautiful appearance.
If you feel like only changing your diet is not enough to improve your skin's quality, trying some facial treatment might be the right solution for you.
- LPG Facial
To achieve a youthful and luminous appearance, there’s not a lot better than trying the LPG Facial. It is one of the most effective treatments that exist today, providing healthier, smoother, and more luminous skin. It is a non-invasive method that takes advantage of technological innovations to offer you dream results. No pain, no discomfort, no suffering. With LPG you can have much younger and radiant skin visible after the first session.
- Facial Radiofrequency
Radiofrequency is another of the most recommended methods to prevent skin aging. This treatment is ideal for wrinkle reduction, combat sagging of the face, and giving your skin a flash effect. It is a facelift without surgery, and the results are simply amazing.
- Photopeel or Photofacial
Another great treatment that we recommend for skin rejuvenation is Photopeel. It is a method that uses intense pulsed light to regenerate the skin and promote collagen formation. Thanks to this technique, your complexion will be improved instantly, and you will obtain a smoother and softer appearance. In addition, it is a very effective method to eliminate facial blemishes or rosacea.
A healthy and balanced diet is the key to flawless and radiant skin. Eliminating or reducing sugary foods, soda, alcohol, fried and battered foods, processed meats, and caffeine-rich products will significantly improve your skin's appearance and elasticity.
If you don't reach the desired results by only changing your eating habits, try some facial treatments such as LPG Facial, Facial Radiofrequency, or Photopeel to obtain optimal results.