growing awareness, people have become more health and beauty
conscious. In this aesthetic-loving age, it is very essential to let
people know that what they consider 'aesthetic' is also related to their
Importantly, manifestations of your nutritional status as well as body's nutritional needs reflect on the skin's health.
why as per Priya Jain, Dietician, P D Hinduja National Hospital
& MRC, Mahim, Mumbai here is a list of five
foods that can harm your skin.
Foods that disturb water balance Dehydration
causes drying of the skin. Wrinkling is a common side effect of lack of
moisture in the skin. Dehydration and acne are interlinked because
drying of skin and dead skin cells coming together cause acne.
Excess salt Excess
salt retains additional fluid in the body causing swelling and a puffy
look to the skin. The skin texture is spoilt on prolonged salt abuse.
Papads, pickles, salted foods, table salt, brined/canned food products
are the potential sources of salt to the body.
Excess caffeine Caffeine
is a known stimulant which increase the cortisol production in the body
and enhances the ageing process by thinning the skin. This dehydrates
the skin and even leads to wrinkling. In addition, caffeine is a
diuretic which further increases the risk of dehydration. So beware when
you decide to go for an additional helping of coffee, tea or chocolates
Alcohol Alcohol inhibits the Anti-Diuretic Hormone
secretion thus causing dehydration. Furthermore, it also causes
vasodilatation, which then leads to excess water loss through the skin.
This is also known to be a contributing factor to acute phases of
psoriasis as per the American Academy of Dermatology.
Foods with high glycemic load These
foods cause drastic fluctuations in the blood sugar. This leads to
excess secretion of insulin and androgens during the high and low bouts
respectivel. A major reason to contribute to surplus sebum production,
enhanced skin cell division and aggregation of dead skin cells - leading