Expanded pores, excessive production of sebum, spots and blackheads are the curse of many people. Contrary to appearance, acne is not only for adolescents – people over 30 or 40 years old are increasingly struggling with this. We often see the reasons for inadequate skin care, so more and more people are choosing specialized procedures in beauty salons. Often, they do not bring long-term results, because they do not eliminate the causes of imperfection. Meanwhile, our diet has a key effect on the skin. Food packed with preservatives and rich in sugar has a very negative effect on skin condition. In some people, the main culprit is gluten. Check which foods in your diet can cause acne, irritation, and discoloration.
Sugar and Acne
Sugar is not only responsible for weight gain. Its abuse (especially simple sugars, that is, sweets, colorful drinks and white bread) quickly manifests itself on the face. Sugar causes inflammation in the body and weakens the immune system, which is not able to fight harmful microorganisms, including natural ones found on the skin. Therefore, the frequent use of sweets is manifested by acne and acne. A diet rich in simple carbohydrates also breaks down collagen fibers. Result? Loss of firmness, wrinkles and significantly thinner and sagging skin. Dark circles under the eyes and gray complexion.
Is gluten a common allergen?
Gluten-free diets break records — but this is a dangerous phenomenon because the gluten found in most cereals should be avoided only by people who cannot tolerate this protein and suffer from celiac disease. How does gluten allergy manifest? First, problems with the digestive and digestive systems (bloating, abdominal pain). However, it is worth knowing that too much gluten in the diet causes inflammation in the body and can also manifest as skin allergies in the form of acne on the forehead and chin, dark discoloration, as well as swollen and red cheeks. Itchy pa pules throughout the body are also characteristic. Finding out that you are allergic to gluten is best done with allergy tests, but they are not always reliable. Therefore, it is a good idea to eliminate gluten from your diet for a while (for example, for 2-3 weeks). Improved skin condition can be a sign of gluten allergy. Otherwise, you should not limit its intake, because it is an important component of a balanced diet.
Alcohol is the enemy of the skin
Alcohol, regularly consumed even in small quantities, has a devastating effect on our health. It strongly dehydrates the body (which paradoxically contributes to a later water retention), in addition, it is caloric and contains a lot of sugar. It also aggravates the liver, and its adverse effects are also noticeable on the skin. Typical symptoms or abuse are too many wrinkles between the eyebrows, enlarged pores, dehydrated skin, red cheeks and wrinkles under the nose.
Dairy products and beauty
Even dairy products can cause unsightly skin changes. The consumption of large amounts of milk and dairy products by people with lactose intolerance is manifested by acne on the chin, dark circles under the eyes, cracking of the corners of the mouth and swollen eyelids. As with gluten, you need to undergo allergy tests and exclude dairy products from your diet in order to understand how they affect your appearance and well-being.