What you eat and how you eat it can not only affect your mood and body weight, but it can also have an impact on your skin. It doesn't matter whether you are on a diet or not, your skin is affected all the same.
Here are some ways your eating habits is affecting your skin:
Your diet can directly make your skin dry. This is one of the most common and direct effects of poor food choices. You need to eat food items rich in healthy fatty acids that will keep your skin naturally supple, moist and glowing.
It is a myth that your body does not need fats because, without it, you will not be able to absorb nutrients from food that you are consuming. Nuts, seeds, avocados, olive oil and wild fatty fish are some good sources of good fat.
Wrinkles are a natural side effect of aging, but if you are seeing wrinkles early on, you need to reconsider what you are piling on your plate. Collagen in your skin is responsible for fighting wrinkles, and if you are consuming more sugar than it is healthy, irrespective of how old you are, you are looking at wrinkles. Collagen is the reason your skin is supple, tight and plump. If you are fond of the sweet stuff, try to consume something that is naturally sweet. Avoid food items with added sugars.
Are you suffering from acne? If the answer to that question is yes, then some simple changes in your food choices can help you overcome this problem within a week. As mentioned in the previous point, stay away from added sugar; berries are okay as they do not affect your glycemic index.
Food items that are rich in starch can increase your blood sugar level resulting in an imbalance in your insulin. The side effect of this is acne which will be visible within two days. Blackheads are another side effect. Incorporate more leafy vegetables in your diet with healthy fats and lean protein. Your skin will be grateful.
So, these are some of the side effects your skin might be facing due to lack of a proper and balanced diet. If you create a food chart it will help you prepare your diet chart shortly following an overall change in your skin problem areas.