Does your morning diet regularly consist of caffeine, yourlunch include salty foods and yourdinner contain fatty protein meals like pizzas and red meat? While these are OK to consume occasionally, they'll wreakhavoc on your skin if they become part of your daily diet.
Here are three compounds you should stay away from if you want your skin to look fresh and healthy:
"While tannin can heal damaged skin, it can also block pores and cause wrinkles."
Caffeine contains a chemical known as tannin, which is not healthy for your skin. You may know tannin as a chemical used to tan animal hides into leather. While tannin can heal damaged skin, it can also block pores and cause wrinkles.
Popcorn. Pretzels. Chips. These are all salty foods. And while a little salt is healthy for your diet (it helps your body stay hydrated by retaining water) too much can make you look bloated. We can also categorize these three food items as junk foods, which cause premature aging. Salt may also cause breakouts because it forces the skin to develop more oil than usual as it tries to compensate for dehydration.
Most people love sugaryfoods. They're fun to eat and tough to turn away. In fact, "more cravings equal consuming more sugar – it becomes a vicious and addictive cycle," said Brooke Alpert, M.S., R.D., and author of The Sugar Detox: Lose Weight, Feel Great and Look Years Younger, according to SELF magazine.
While we can feed our body some sugar, it has a difficult time coping with a lot of it. The seasoning can make you feel tired during the day (think about getting a sugar high and then feeling tired soon after), which can lead to additional wrinkles and dark spots around the eyes. It'll also cause you to break out more often, which is a major issue for those who have sensitive skin.
"Some people are sensitive to getting a spike in insulin from sugar intake, which can set off a hormonal cascade that can lead to a breakout like acne or rosacea," said Dr. Rebecca Kazin– of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and the Johns Hopkins department of dermatology– to SELF magazine.
How plastic surgery can help
If you're at that point in your life where poor diet has already affected your skin texture, don't despair. You may be a great candidate for a facial rejuvenation procedure. This surgery can reduce wrinkles, aging and genetic dispositions. In turn, you'll look and feel healthier and more confident.
There are variousfacial rejuvenation procedures to choose from, ranging from facelifts to endoscopic midface lifts and mini facelifts.In lieu ofthese surgery types, you may also find injectables to be a more suitable form of treatment.
If you're not sure which type of surgery to choose from, talk to dual-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Marotta of Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists of Long Island.