Three Things That Are Ruining Your Skin

Having a great skincare regimen means more than just washing and maintaining your skin. While constantly washing and maintaining your skin’s cleanliness is one of the main aspects of your skincare, eating habits are just as critical in skincare.

Drs. Dale Isaacson and Marilyn Berzin have recently developed a list of foods and drinks that are damaging to the skin. They emphasize that moderate to constant consumption of these listed foods and beverages are what leads to negative effects on the skin.

Three of the most damaging foods for your skin:

  1. Alcohol is one of the most dangerous beverages to consume for the skin. Alcohol ages the skin and puts it at risk for multiple other skin ailments. Recent studies have shown that even moderate consumption of alcohol increases the risk of the world’s most deadly skin disease-melanoma– by 20%. Alcohol also helps age you with effects that include the drying out of the skin and the creation of wrinkled eyes upon moderate consumption.

  2. Sugar - If you are craving something sweet you might want to keep your skin’s health in mind. While some sugar is beneficial to the body having too much of it will ruin your skin. Consumption of large amounts of sugar blocks the insulin  pathways within the body that are responsible for breaking down all  foods. The blockage of the insulin pathways within the body creates enzymes that break down collagen and elastin which leads to sagging and wrinkly skin.

  3. Coffee -While many people need their coffee in the morning, the skin certainly does not. Coffee’s main ingredient- caffeine, is well known for dehydrating the body. Caffeine not only dehydrates the body but it also dries out the skin especially around the eyes.

While occasional consumption of the foods listed above are unlikely to do extensive damage to your  skin, the continued consumption of these foods is dangerous for your skin’s health and appearance. Next time you have a sugar or coffee craving or need a drink, keep your skin in mind.

1/18/2018 8:00:00 AM
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Comments
The best thing for the body not only the skin is to have too much water.
Posted by Bah Mamadou
This article is a buzzkill. You are a long time gone.
Posted by KCee
These 3 things are not foods at all!
Posted by DrAcker
I believe drinking plenty of clean water is the most important part to keep the skin younger.
Posted by will
You can take care of your skin all you want, but if you don't have good genes and exposure to the sun is the most damaging thing for the skin. My mother is 83 yrs old and her skin is fabulous, She drinks 2 cups of coffee daily and has 2-3 glasses of wine 4 times a week, which has not caused any damage at all. My friends think she is in her 60's. Sugar is damaging for everything, drink a lot of water and eat healthy. Vitamin C is great for the skin as well.
Posted by Janice Morales
O.K., I can't drink alcohol because it affects me too much (half a glass of wine and my eyes "aren't quite behind the holes") and I don't like the taste of coffee. I DO have a 10-ounce soft drink in the refrigerator, that I drink over about a week or ten days, one swallow at a time. I have to get out my license to prove I'm eligible for senior discounts, now that I'm 70. I've used at least SPF15 sunscreen every day for the last three decades, because I have white skin (it almost glows in the dark) and has only one other color: red. I think that has lot to do with my unwrinkled skin even more.
Posted by OregonNancy
Kaycee
These are a few of my favorite things ....and then I don't feel soooo bad! Sixty-four and lookin fine. The key is moderation. My great aunt lived to a hundred and seven had a martini and a cig every day.....just one of each. Remember this : Noone gets out alive. Live life. Enjoy! What a world where we have to verify our humanity at the bottom here.
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Posted by Kc
These are a few of my favorite things ....and then I don't feel soooo bad! Sixty-four and lookin fine. The key is moderation. My gret aunt lived to a hundred and seven had a martini and a cog every day.....just one of each. Remember this : Noone gets out alive. Live life. Enjoy! What a world where we have to verify our humanity at the bottom here.
Posted by Kaycee

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