8 Ways How Your Diet Can Impact Your Skin

In today’s post I will be sharing eight different ways how your diet can impact your skin. Foods and drinks that you consume can influence negatively influence not just your skin but your overall health.

Including healthy foods that contain natural sugars, minerals, nutrients, and vitamins for boosting overall health is always the best way to go. Foods that contain artificial flavouring, colouring, etc. are generally not healthy and should be avoided. 


8 Ways How Your Diet Can Impact Your Skin

Too Much Sugar

It is not easy to slow down fine lines, dullness, and wrinkles when you age. The sugar in your blood binds with proteins that are responsible for keeping your skin smooth and firm. The wrong sugars like the ones found in processed foods are not good for your skin. Natural sugars found in veggies and fruits are healthy and provide your skin with useful antioxidants.

Staying Hydrated

Skin that is dry age a lot quicker and your skin needs moisture to feel and look healthy. Dry skin is also more prone to redness and itchiness. However, most liquids can provide your skin with the moisture it needs, not just plain water.

Nearly ninety percent of milk and fruit juice is made up of water. However, steer clear from drinks that contain alcohol or caffeine as they have the opposite effect and pull moisture from the body.

Eating Too Much Bad Carbs

Bad carbs are found in things like white bagels, cooked pasta, white bread, and even raisins. Bad carbohydrates raise your blood sugar and it triggers the body to produce more insulin which is a hormone that leads to more oil production. This can cause clogged pores and pimples.

Not Eating Enough Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids

Foods that are rich in essential fatty acids, such as omega-3s are essential for cell membranes. They also assist with your skin’s natural oil barrier, keeping your skin supple.

Omega 3 essential fatty acids are found in fish like salmon and tuna and also in other foods like soy, nuts, and plant oils. People that follow vegan or vegetarian diets that refrain from eating animal protein, will have lower omega-3 levels.

Eating Sebum-promoting Foods

 Having more vitamin A in the blood means having less sebum, which are natural oils found in your skin. Foods like butternut squash, green leafy vegetables, pumpkins, cantaloupe, carrots, and mangoes are rich sources that you can incorporate into your eating plan.

Too Much Spicy Foods

Around half of people suffering from rosacea find spicy foods to be a trigger for this skin condition. Other foods like hot drinks, some fruits and vegetables, alcohol, and dairy products can also cause skin redness. Spicy foods are also the cause of allergic reactions and hives.

Dairy Products Can Cause Skin Allergies

Around one in every three children with severe eczema, a skin condition that causes red, itchy, and swollen skin, also suffer from food allergies. Adults generally don’t. Eggs and dairy products can lead to skin reactions in younger kids.

Gluten-Rich Foods

Psoriasis, an uncomfortable skin condition that causes red, scaly, and itchy patches on the skin, and celiac disease often are worsened when foods containing gluten (processed foods and certain grains) are consumed.

It can lead to inflammation and these two conditions might share a genetic link. You don’t have to give up all foods that contain gluten, unless you are certain they cause a skin reaction.


I hope this article about 8 ways how your diet can impact your skin has been helpful and that it has answered some of the questions you might have had.

Sending you lots of light, love, and healthy skin vibes.


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