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4 Foods That Are Ruining Your Skin

I always say “clear skin is an ‘inside job’” because it can sometimes be a direct reflection of the health of your internal organs — in particular, your liver and digestive system.

Your body is always working hard to eliminate toxins.

So when your liver isn’t up to snuff, toxins can begin to filter through your other organs of elimination such as your skin, which serves as “backup” for your liver.

When toxins are eliminated through the skin, they may cause rashes, pimples, blackheads, and other skin conditions.

1.Refined Carbs Deplete Your Healthy Gut Bacteria

Refined carbs have poor nutritional value. But they do feed something: the bad bacteria in your gut. Yes, sugar acts as a food for bad bacteria, which gives it a chance to feast, flourish, and crowd out the good bacteria. An overgrowth of bad bacteria has been linked to some digestive conditions.

Since acne is a bacterial condition, it makes sense that breakouts are linked to having an imbalance of the “wrong” kind of bacteria in your system. This is why many skin supportive regimens begin with replenishing healthy gut bacteria by eating probiotic foods such as sauerkraut and taking a probiotic supplement.

All it takes is 2 or 3 cups of coffee a day to stimulate your pituitary gland, which in turn causes an adrenocortical response; ie. the production of cortisol. Not only is cortisol, otherwise known as the "stress hormone," famous for its proclivity for packing on pounds around the midsection, but it also accelerates the aging process by thinning out your skin. Instead, shed belly flab—rapidly—with one of these teas that melt fat.

3. Alcohol

You may have looked great at the bar last Friday, but by Saturday morning you were looking a little worse for wear. Alcohol is dehydrating, which is great for skinny jeans, but bad for crow's feet. When your skin is dehydrated it makes fine lines and wrinkles look more pronounced.

4.Dairy Products

Many studies have found a link between milk products and acne severity in teenagers.

Two studies also found that young adults who regularly consumed milk or ice cream were four times more likely to suffer from acne.

However, the studies conducted so far have not been high-quality.

The research to date has focused mainly on teenagers and young adults and has only shown a correlation between milk and acne, not a cause and effect relationship.

It is not yet clear how milk may contribute to the formation of acne, but there are several proposed theories.

Milk is known to increase insulin levels, independent of its effects on blood sugar, which may worsen acne severity.

Cow’s milk also contains amino acids that stimulate the liver to produce more IGF-1, which has been linked to the development of acne.

Although there is speculation on why drinking milk may worsen acne, it is unclear whether dairy plays a direct role. More research is needed to determine if there is a specific amount or type of dairy that may aggravate acne.

Many factors contribute to the development of acne, including sebum and keratin production, acne-causing bacteria, hormones, blocked pores and inflammation.




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