15 Foods To Avoid For Glowing Skin

Below are 15 foods to avoid for glowing skin. If you are trying to get that perfect glowing skin naturally, you will need to avoid eating the following foods. There are many home remedies for glowing skin but the fact is, you will have more success achieving your goal if you cleanse your body from inside out.

Note: Some foods are very good for your body and to stop eating them completely, may lead to vital minerals and nutrients deficiency.

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15 Foods To Avoid For Glowing Skin

 1. Alcohol

Drinking Alcohol will cause skin dryness and roughness because it is a natural diuretic that causes dehydration. Drinking alcohol regularly will also cause premature aging of your skin.

2. Street Foods

Eating street foods and foods high in oil and fat will slow down your blood circulation, metabolism and clog your skin pores all of which lead to poor skin health. Try staying away from fast food joints and eat clean meals that are rich in essential vitamins and minerals.

3. Coffee

Everyone loves coffee even I do but did you know that drinking more than 2 cups of coffee daily leads to dull-looking skin? Yes, caffeine has been found to cause skin damage and premature aging when consumed in large quantities over a long period of time.

4. Sweets

Eating foods that are filled with sugar like candies and other sweets leads to acne and pimple breakouts. We highly recommend staying away from them as much as possible if you want glowing skin.

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5. Chips

Foods high in salt are known to cause inflammation of the skin and water retention, both of which lead to damaged skin tissues. Staying away from store-bought chips will help you keep your skin healthy.

6. Cow’s Milk Cheese

Eating or drinking dairy increases your chances of getting hormonal acne, therefore, if you suffer from pimples and acne, we highly recommend staying away from Dairy as much as you can to keep your skin healthy.

7. Carbohydrates

Eating foods high in carbs is known to increase insulin levels because foods high in carbs are known to break down faster and turn into sugar. Too much sugar in the body leads to acne breakouts, pimples, and other skin conditions. Foods like white bread, sweetened cereals, pasta, baked goods, white rice, and sugar-sweetened food and drinks are all filled with carbs.

15 Foods To Avoid For Glowing Skin

8. Juice

Everyone thinks that juice is healthy but did you know that store-bought juice is filled with artificial flavoring and added sugars? We highly recommend making your own juices at home using fresh fruits which will lower your sugar intake and promote healthy skin.

9. Soda

Who doesn’t like a can of soda every once in a while? It’s okay to have one every now and then but did you know that drinking soda regularly makes your body prone to infections and inflammation due to its high sugar and chemical content? Research shows that soda kills the healthy bacteria in your gut which leads to the increase of skin conditions such as; rosacea, eczema, and acne.

10. Canned Soup

Everyone thinks that canned soup is healthy but did you know that consuming canned soup regularly causes water retention, bloating and dryness in the skin due to its high sodium content? High sodium foods are also known to cause inflammation of the skin and hormonal changes.

15 Foods To Avoid For Glowing Skin

11. Canned Tuna

Most store-bought canned tuna are farmed and research shows that farmed fish do not contain important nutrients like fish caught from the river or sea. Also, tuna is very high in mercury which leads to mercury poisoning.

12. Grilled Meat

As much as we love eating grilled meat, you will need to stop if you want a youthful glow on your skin. That said, only darkened grilled meat contains  Advanced Glycation End (AGE) which causes your skin to look older.

13. Shellfish

It is common knowledge that shellfish contains high amounts of omega 3 fatty acids which are excellent for your health but consuming them often can actually have a negative effect on your skin. Studies show that people who eat crabs, prawns or lobsters usually suffer from skin conditions such as clogged pores and acne breakout due to the iodine found in shellfish.

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14. Low-Fat Foods

Research shows that not all fat is bad for your health or your skin but store-bought low-fat foods are a huge no when it comes to eating for healthy skin. Foods that are low in fat are usually filled with added sugar to spike up the taste especially when you buy them. Eating store-bought low-fat foods can negatively impact collagen fibers and stop them from repairing themselves.

15. Healthy Breakfast Cereal

As much as we would like to believe that healthy breakfast cereals are ” healthy”, they are actually filled with added sugars which leads to wrinkle-inducing glucose spikes. We highly recommend eating eggs or homemade oatmeal instead of store-bought breakfast cereals for glowing skin.


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