Everyone is looking for that perfect lotion that will take years off your face.
As it turns out, its not what you put on your face which will make the biggest difference, its what you dont put in your body which will make you look your youngest. Matter of fact your complexion can change rather quickly by just consuming extra pieces of bread or additional glasses of wine.
Nigma Talib, a naturopathic doctor and skincare specialist wrote a book called Reverse The Signs of Ageing : The Revolutionary Inside-Out Plan To Glowing, Youthful Skin. In the book she states:
“The second a patient walks into my clinic I can immediately tell the sort of foods they tend to over-eat just by checking the way their face is ageing.”
Talib knows what shes talking about as globally shes recognized as a skincare expert and her clients have included Sienna Miller and Charlotte Tilbury. Talib has broken things down into a simple format to follow. She classifies skin condition causes by different faces.
Puffy eyelids, dark circles, bags, white spots and bumps in the chin area are all telltale signs of dairy face. Lactose intolerance can cause inflammation in the body when dairy is consumed and the resulting swelling around the eyes can occur. Not to mention there is milk nowadays which contains hormones which will lead to acne and other irritations on the skin.
What to do:
Avoid dairy for 3 weeks and see if you notice a difference. If so then you know youve been a victim of dairy face and should stop consuming it.
Puffy red cheeks, dark spots or patches of pigmentation around the chin are a few telltale signs of gluten face. Gluten sensitivity is a new thing that has been getting more and more attention as there are estimates that 18 million people in the U.S. may suffer from it. It disrupts natural hormones leading to discoloration of skin, inflammation, rosacea and more nasty side effects.
What to do:
Talk to your doctor about gluten in your diet, and then determine if this could be the cause of your skin problems. If so, cut it out completely.
Premature wrinkles, forehead lines, under eye sagging, gauntness, painful pustular spots and splotches, thin skin, gray or pale white hue to the skin are all telltale signs of sugar face. Inflammation is caused by insulin spikes which is triggered by high glycemic food intake. Your bodys collagen and elastin get broken down as a result. These two are responsible for youthful skin and when they become compromised, your skin will suffer. Gut bacteria can also be triggered by sugar intake and acne can result.
What to do:
Cut out sugar products from your diet. Avoid simple sugars, processed foods, and all corn sugar and syrup related food items. Instead of white sugar, use real, all natural honey or agave.
4. Wine Face.
Redness, lines between the eyes, enlarged pores, droopy eyelids, dry skin and feathery lines across cheeks, red cheeks and nose, deep nasolabial folds, are all telltale signs of wine face. Actually any overconsumption of alcohol, not just wine, can cause these symptoms as it dehydrates you taking moisture away from the skin can causing wrinkles and dryness. Alcohol is also high in sugar so it could lead to some sugar face as well.
Your skin can become flush as alcohol causes the blood vessels to expand. Rosacea and red skin can occur due to broken capillaries. Bigger pores can also be a side effect. You liver can be affected which can cause yellowing of the skin.
What to do:
Take a break from the sauce, say 3-4 weeks, and see if you notice a big difference in your skins condition. When you do hit the bottle, do it in moderation and make it more of a weekly rarity rather than a daily over-doing.