How to understand which foods you like perhaps too much just by looking at your face? Before you eat another cookie or drink another glass of wine, think about how it will reflect on your looks. “You are what you eat,” – they say. You have probably heard this expression many times. But do you take it into consideration when you choose what to cook for lunch or what to drink with your dinner?
Before you eat another cookie or drink another glass of wine, think about how it will reflect on your looks. Because it will.
- Apart from large amounts of sugar, wine sometimes contains pesticides and sulfides, causing alcohol to dehydrate you. Your body loses water, your liver is overloaded, and your digestion may fail the next day, so your skin will look wrinkly, red, and hanging. In the long run, alcohol abuse may disrupt the work of bowel bacteria and cause various diseases.
- This problem can appear even if you don’t consume milk glass after glass every day. Milk added to your coffee or another bowl of ice cream may seriously affect your facial skin color, even if you aren’t lactose intolerant. We lose a lot of lactose-metabolizing enzymes with age, and it provokes inflammations all over the body, including the face. The scheme is the following: cow milk contains a hormone with the name IGF-1.
- Sugar affects not only your weight but your skin as well. It accelerates glycation, the process in which excess glucose molecules link with collagen, damaging it and making it rigid. This makes your skin age faster, causes wrinkles to appear, and disrupts pigmentation.
- Gluten has the unfortunate ability to make your intestines so to say “leaky”. It means that they start to let undigested particles of food enter your bloodstream. As soon as it happens, the body gets alarmed and an immune response is provoked into action. It causes an inflammation of such skin conditions as acne. Check if you have gluten intolerability by excluding the products containing it for 2-3 weeks and watching your skin.
- Cinnamon has similar qualities. Its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties help to reduce acne and the scars left after it. Apple cider vinegar unclogs skin pores. Also, it successfully dissolves the cells of the dead skin. It restores the normal pH of the skin and makes the appearance of pores minimal.
How do you deal with the problems appearing on your face? Do you use any of the masks we have told you about?