Is there a big impact of diet on the skin? Big enough for us to tackle this topic! Diet is one of the endogenous (intrinsic) factors that influence changes in our skin. You know the saying "you are what you eat"? We would rather say "you look the way you eat".
The human body consists of 50-75% water, but it is constantly losing it. It needs to be replenished. To stay hydrated, an adult person should drink 2 liters of water every day. But remember - water! Unfortunately, sweetened, "coloured" drinks are not able to replace it, although some people think so.
Effects of water deficiency
The first symptom of dehydration that you will encounter is a headache. Do you often get headaches? Sometimes instead of reaching for a pill, just sit for a moment and slowly drink a glass or two of water. Water is necessary for our body to function properly.
You may not realize it, but dehydration can also cause muscle weakness. The lack of water in the tissues makes it harder for them to work. Further symptoms that occur are dry mouth, nasal passages, as well as lethargy, mood changes and disturbances.
Maybe it's a good time to take a sip of water?
Moisturize your skin
As you already know from the article "Skin - what you know about it, how to take care", the skin is the first to be deprived of water when it starts to lack it in the body and the last to receive it when the deficiencies are replenished. This is one of its functions as a protective organ of our body. Dehydration accelerates the aging process of the skin. Wrinkles become visible faster and the skin loses its ability to regenerate. In addition to drinking water, it is a good idea to support the hydrolipid barrier by using moisturizing creams.
Are sweeteners better than sugar?
Is it healthier when you drink beverages that declare the absence of sugar in the composition? Unfortunately, it's hard to get a simple answer. Sugar such as sweets is a snack that will give us an insulin spike and therefore a surge of energy... but for a very short time. Soon afterwards you will feel even more sleepy than before. What is worse - you will also look tired! The bags under your eyes can also appear or become more visable by eating sweets. If we talk about how skin react on sugar - it is not very well. Besides bags under the eyes, sugar can cause inflammation. If you are the owner of oily skin, you can expect to aggravate the pimples situation. Limiting sugar will benefit your overall well-being as well as your appearance.
Beverages with a big zero on the package, boasting the lack of sugar in their composition, have to replace it with something. Most often it is done with sweeteners. Do you know what is in their composition? Aspartame is a chemical compound that can cause joint pain! What's more, you can't replace your craving for sweet with a sweetener. Aspartame can make you crave it even more. Another side effect of replacing sugar with sweetener can be a swollen face.
Mild or spicy?
Mild please, and your skin will thank you. Spicy dishes burn on your tongue and in your esophagus - you know the feeling. Your skin knows it too and reacts to it! Have you ever experienced a blush after a spicy dish? This is the effect of dilated capillaries under the influence of burning. People with sensitive skin may have problems to get rid of blushing. Uneven skin tone may stay for longer than we expect. In addition, eating throat burning foods also contributes to the overproduction of sebum.
Spicy foods can improve metabolism, but they should not be eaten too often. However, they are not recommended for people who suffer from gastrointestinal diseases, kidney diseases and bladder diseases.
We sprinkle salt on the pavements in winter.Why? Because it absorbs water, so the ice (solid water) dissolves and it is not slippery. How does salt work in our body? Similarly - it absorbs water. This is best seen on our skin. It becomes dry, dull, lackluster, the bags under our eyes deepen, and we look very tired.
Excess salt in our diet has another important aspect - excretion. Excess salt escapes through the skin in the form of sweat. It causes irritation, and any acne lesions and inflammation will get worse.
A glass of wine hasn't hurt anyone yet. However, more alcohol already dehydrates your body.The skin loses its firmness. Regular alcohol consumption can have many negative effects:
- the hydrolipid barrier weakens, making the skin more vulnerable to external factors.
- The skin loses its luster and becomes grayish.
- The face often becomes puffy and swelling under the eyes is particularly noticeable.
- Spots, indicative of alcohol intolerance, may appear.
The blushes that appear when we drink too much alcohol are also not indifferent to the condition of our skin. It is likely that people who frequently drink alcohol have an increased risk of developing rosacea.
Skin dehydrated by alcohol, reacts worse to the active ingredients contained in creams.
As you can see, many foods contribute to the dehydration of our skin and accelerate the aging process. What do we recommend?
- NMF xpress cream
A deeply moisturizing cream suitable for even the most demanding, dry skin. It can be used all year round, in the morning and in the evening. It works well under make-up - its light texture and effectiveness have already won many fans! Also available NMF xpress eye - dedicated to the eye area.
- C-flush cream RICH
Vitamin C is good for us, not only when we eat it! If we already have a problem with skin tone, gray, dull complexion nourishing cream with Vitamin C is a good solution. It has an anti-wrinkle effect and provides antioxidant protection for the skin.
- C-flush serum
This is a solution for people who want to provide their skin with nourishment but are not fond of thick, concentrated creams. The light consistency and richness of active ingredients is a perfect combination for demanding people with oily and combination skin.
A rebuilding night cream that perfectly deals with tired skin. It evens and brightens its color, regulates sebum secretion and smoothes wrinkles. As a result, the complexion is rejuvenated and smoothed!