Foods To Avoid For Healthy Skin

Skin problems are very common and cause lack of  confidence, there are a lot of commercially available products that we try but not all work and those who work show just temporary results. What we apply on skin is temporary but what we consume has long term effects. We are what we eat and we all know it. Here are a few of the foods that make your skin oily and you have to avoid these as much as possible:

1. Sugar

Sugar as we all know is bad for your waistline now added to that it also affects the way your skin behaves.  Sugar triggers the oil gland to produce more oil thus making your skin oilier. Sugar can increase your blood-sugar levels, causing rapid inflammation in the body besides affecting your skin.

2. Red MeatRed meat like pork, beef, ham, lamb and others are rich in saturated fats which are linked to fat deposition in the body and increase cholesterol levels. They also have an impact on the skin making it oilier and prone to breakouts.

3. Fried Chips

What makes potato chips so bad for your belly is not what they have, but what they lack: the ability to make you feel satisfied. A handful of chips can turn into a big empty bag in no time simply because our bodies expect us to make it happy when we eat food. Too much of fried chips can put unnecessary oil into your system which finds its way out through the oil glands and pores on our skin, thus making our skin oilier.

4. Junk Food

Junk food is basically fried and full of saturated fats. Both high-fat and fried food can overwhelm the stomach, resulting in acid reflux and heartburn. This can also cause digestive problems, anything that affects the stomach has negative impact on the health of your skin. Since junk food has saturated fats and certainly not good for the tummy, it ends up making you look dull and oily if you already have oily skin problems.

5. Dairy Products

Dairy products themselves contain fat and including too much in your diet can trigger oil glands to produce more oil and make your skin look oily and dull. For those who are lactose intolerant, dairy can also cause other problems like acne, , diarrhoea, cramps amongst others.

6. Soda

Soda is a factor in the aging process of the skin because it causes the body to produce all kinds of inflammatory products. The biggest problem about soda is the crazy amount of sugar. The side effects of sugar on the skin, including dullness, dryness and the decrease in skin cell production.

7. Refined Flour

Refined flours and all-purpose flour is made from grains that are stripped off of all the essential nutrients and fibre. Such enriched flours are usually used in baking, pastas etc. and trigger the oil glands to secrete more oil thus making your skin oilier.