This is a loaded question, but I will try to keep it simple and straight forward. Yes, diet can affect your skin! Let me explain….
Your skin is the largest organ of the body and it’s how we are protected from the environment. We also purge and detox things going on inside our body through our skin. When I analyze my client’s skin, I can often tell if they are taking a new medication, been sick or if they have been eating too much sugar or other foods.
You know the old saying, ‘we are what we eat?‘ Well, its actually very true and with our modern lifestyle of eating on the go and sometimes choosing some unhealthy, high sugar or greasy foods can show on our skin. Often it shows up as break outs and other times it can be the way the skin looks or feels. Glycation has been a new hot topic in skincare. It is when we consume too much sugar or carbohydrates and over time it can result in aging skin including the loss of collagen and elastin leading to wrinkles, loss of elasticity and stiffness. It can be problematic to reverse so as I tell all my clients its easier to prevent then reverse.
Drinking water is also very important for your skin. When I see dehydration lines (which looks like a bunch of little lines clumped together kind of like a dried sponge,) my clients often say I know I need to drink more water! Although, dehydrated skin can be from environmental influences and things inside your body like medications, supplements, etc. water helps to flush out all the toxins and keep things moving. So, drink up that H2O!
Eating healthy with lots of fruits and vegetables can give your skin a healthy glow from the inside out and can prevent premature aging in the future!