In the search for a slim figure, many women do not think about the consequences that can occur after applying various diets. This is because not all diets aimed at weight loss have a positive effect on women’s health and the condition of their skin.

With weight gain, the subcutaneous fat layer of the skin stretches. Since weight loss in the diet reduces the layer of fat, the skin contracts, therefore this contributes to the formation of wrinkles . You must understand that the skin is a reflection of what is happening in the body .

Foods you should avoid to improve the appearance of your skin

For a correct diet that contributes to the care and good appearance of the skin , you must eliminate the following foods from the diet :

  • Coffee, black tea, soft drinks. These foods can alter the natural color of the skin due to their caffeine content.
  • Sweets: It is important to maintain the consumption of foods that are hydrating, so you should avoid all foods that can dehydrate, for example sweets.
  • Smoked products and fast foods . As is known, these foods have absolutely nothing useful for our body.
  • Refined sweets . They cause the skin to lose elasticity and tone, causing wrinkles or strange aspects of the skin, as well as being harmful to health.
  • Alcohol . Do not abuse this, and only a glass of red wine is recommended for its beneficial properties for the body.

If your skin has begun to lose its natural shine, you should start cleaning the body, eating cereals (millet, buckwheat, brown rice). You can add vegetables, fruits and herbs.

Recommended foods for healthy skin

You must add to your diet foods that provide the nutrients and vitamins necessary to maintain the tone and the shiny appearance that shows health.

Drink plenty of water

It is very important to consume the adequate amount of water daily, water helps your skin to stay hydrated, which favors its tonicity and elasticity, in turn contributes to the elimination of toxins and impurities from our body.


The cabbage family, and especially broccoli, is rich in antioxidants, especially those derived from vitamins C and E. Vitamin C produces collagen and keeps the skin healthy and supple, while vitamin E protects cell membranes of the skin and defends against UVA radiation damage.

You can use broccoli in your diet in different ways, in sauce, cream, steamed, in salads and others, it is important to maintain its freshness when cooking it.

Pumpkin seeds

These seeds are very rich in zinc which makes them a protection of cell membranes that help maintain collagen and help keep skin healthy. Pumpkin seeds are a very good option to include on your plate.

The carrots

These vegetables are rich in beta-carotene, which provides vitamin A which helps reduce sagging and wrinkles of the skin. It can be used to achieve a more uniform and long-lasting tan if consumed before sunbathing, and they also have photoprotective properties that help protect us from the sun in a natural way.

Drink green tea , natural juices, plain water, bananas, as they contain a large amount of potassium and guarantee the normal circulation of fluid in the body. With the consumption of these foods your skin will shine with freshness and beauty.

This diet contains an abundant and delicious range of products, which provides the body, and the skin, with the most essential substances. the important thing is to know which foods to discard and consume, preferably, in less quantity.

Other alternatives to achieve a hydrated and youthful skin are homemade masks that improve the appearance of the skin and can eliminate many impurities and toxins. Another fundamental aspect to improve the appearance of your skin is collagen, which helps to keep the skin firm and smooth, for this you can incorporate hydrolyzed collagen . These supplements have great benefits for the body and the health of our skin.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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