Our diet makes a significant impact on our appearance by making skin look clear, hair look thick and lustrous, and even adding a lustre to your nails and your eyes. On the other hand, if you’re usually eating too much processed food with higher sugar and carbohydrate content, you could be causing more damage to your body than you think.
Processed foods are usually high in sugar and this isn’t just bad for your waistline, it wreaks havoc on your skin too. A lot of skin problems such as acne, rosacea and eczema are exacerbated by the sugar you eat. Moreover, sugar also contributes to increased inflammation which in turn breaks down the collagen and elastin in your skin.
As we age, our bodies slow production of collagen and elastin, leading to the development of wrinkles, sagging skin, and even causing insulin resistance in the body. This manifests itself in the form of dark patches on the neck and in areas of the body where skin creases such as the elbows, underarms, and knees.
Being mindful of your sugar intake doesn’t mean that you eliminate it from your diet completely. There’s a way you can still consume healthy sugar and keep your skin happy.
At the end of the day, being smart about your diet and minimizing the intake of sugar will work wonders in giving you the clear, youthful skin you want.
If you are looking to refresh the look of your skin and face, LDI has one convenient Southern California location: in Covina to revitalize your appearance without going under the knife. Dr. Jacob Rispler is a highly-experienced dermatologist specializing in laser skin treatments for loose or saggy skin. Laser skin therapy at LDI is quick and painless–give us a call at (866) 888-5427 to set up your no-cost consultation!