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Diet and Skincare

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to consider how the holiday food and drinks we consume affects our skin. What you put into your body is just as important as the products you use on your skin. Diet has a huge impact on complexion, especially for the skin on our face. Here are some foods you can add to and remove from your diet to improve your skin’s health and complexion.

First and foremost, water, water, water! It’s easy to forget to drink adequate amounts of water when drinking your morning coffee and going about your day. Water helps flush out toxins that can cause skin problems.

Foods to Enjoy

  • Fruits and Vegetables: Plain and simple, fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants that help protect your skin and encourage a clear complexion.
  • Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate is high in cocoa and low in sugar. Cocoa can help improve your skin’s elasticity.
  • Whole Grain Foods: Whole grain foods are low-glycemic, meaning they are low in sugar. As we will discuss below, sugars can do your skin a lot of damage!

Foods to Avoid

  • Sugars: High amounts of glucose in the bloodstream build up as we age. Not only can it cause pores to become clogged, over time sugar can lead to wrinkles and sagging skin.
  • Excessive Dairy: Cow’s milk can cause or worsen breakouts for some people. If you consume a considerable amount of dairy and experience bad breakouts, try to limit the intake and see how your skin responds.

Positive changes in diet can be reflected on your skin! Call Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute at 512.379.6090 or book an appointment online so we can discuss how we can craft a skincare routine that will compliment your new and improved diet!