4 things you love but your skin hates

You don’t need to be a professional to know that the key to making the outside of your body look good, is to feed the inside of your body better ingredients. Many times (and I mean many) I’ve talked about what you should be feeding your body. I realized I hadn’t exactly gone into what you should avoid in your diet to make your skin better.

I’m not going to lie to you. Some of these things will be difficult, if not impossible to give up all together, and honestly, you shouldn’t. Just seriously cut back. Everything in moderation, right?

These are all things that I’ve either given up completely, or seriously cut back on. I’ll let you know my thoughts on the process of removing these seemingly essentials out of my diet, once it’s been a little longer 🙂

1.Alcohol

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On some level… you already knew this wasn’t good for you.Alcohol isn’t good for any part of you, but it definitely effects your skin as well.

It’s not surprising that it dehydrates you, I think we all know this, but what may be surprising is that your liver is an important organ to keep your skin glowing, so you put stress on it you effect the blood flow to your face.

I would never, EVER tell you to give up those Sunday Mimosas, or nighttime glasses of wine, they are essentials after all! But maybe cut back on getting overly tipsy with two too many drinks at the bar on Saturday night.

2.Caffeine

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Trust me.. I know! How exactly, does one go about giving up caffeine?.. Ya girl understands. I used to drink far too much caffeine, I’ve definitely cut back significantly, but I don’t see myself ever giving up my morning coffee. It’s easily my favorite part of the morning.

The hormones in your body are so delicate, and drinking caffeine pumps up the hormone called cortisol, which can contribute your face wrinkles. Caffeine also puts stress on your liver, and as I mentioned above, it’s not good to put any additional stress on your liver.

3. Red Meat 

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Red meat was easy for me to give up. Considering I wasn’t eating much of it anyway. It’s never been my favorite, I’ve always preferred chicken and fish, and lucky for me because they’re not only healthier for you body, but also for your skin.

Most of the reason any meat is bad for you, is because of the hormones they’re fed, which can mess with your hormones as well. If you want to eat meat, make sure it’s in moderation, and get organic, grass fed meats, or fish.

Fish is a great source of Omega-3, and don’t typically have the hormones that you’d get from other meats.
SKIN TIP: Get your protein from cage free eggs, those hens had access to sunlight and ate worms and bugs which gives the eggs higher sources of vitamins and Omega-3s

4. Dairy

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Again we go back to the hormones. You’re going to have a difficult time finding any dairy products that are organic. Most contain antibiotics and hormones and will spike insulin in the body, which is what causes you to break out with you consume dairy.

Dairy is not as hard to give up as you would think. I switched out milk for almond milk in my lattes, and bought vegan cheese, and I’m still a happy camper, but I don’t get the spotty skin I would get when I had dairy.

These are four things I’ve cut back on, and I honestly think my skin is already looking better. I’ll do an updated post in a couple of weeks.

Live Healthy. Drink your water. Take off your makeup.

Love you all

XOX Lo

11 Comments

  • thehappybodyco March 6, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Interesting. Maybe this is why my son’s skin is like a greek god – he obviously doesn’t drink alcohol yet (he is only 7 so there is time yet of course), he isn’t allowed caffeine, due to intolerances we have excluded dairy, eggs and soya and he doesn’t each much red meat (this kid likes smoked salmon, would you believe it!). All adds up to skin like a babies bottom on his face. I break out if I eat too much cheese, so may try an alternative, never tried vegan cheese. Good luck with the elimination and you probably know already but look out for the hidden dairy popping up in the most unusual of places in foods, 7 years of reading the back of packets, it infiltrates lots of stuff like you wouldn’t believe….Oat milk is good for cooking Lauren.

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    • beauty90 March 6, 2017 at 11:56 am

      Oat milk is a great suggestion! Thank you!! and you’re right I never knew exactly how much dairy I was getting because I didn’t expect it EVERYWHERE!

      I hope his skin stays that amazing!! He seems so healthy.

      Vegan cheese honestly isn’t that bad. Vegan mac and cheese tastes just as good as the real stuff I swear.
      You should try it out, let me know what you think!!

      and thanks for reading! I read your blog too so it’s nice to see you comment on mine:)

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      • thehappybodyco March 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

        No problem, I like reading your posts. I could bore you to death for hours about milk. My parting shot is also Hemp milk! And Oatly, a great fun brand (not sure they are over the pond – the irreverence they display for their marketing is inspiring. I’ll try the vegan cheese and let you know.

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        • beauty90 March 6, 2017 at 12:21 pm

          I’ll see if I can find oat or hemp milk! that’s definitely worth looking into Thank you!!

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  • Cristina Guevara March 6, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Great, informative post. I have cut off caffeine completely; I rarely eat red meat but do indulge in the occasional burger; dairy I would say like 80% (except for cheese every now and then); and am guilty of drinking at least twice a week. I’ve improved though! Good stuff to keep in mind. Keep it up.

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    • beauty90 March 6, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Wow you’re way stronger then me! I could never fully give up caffine. haha the rest of it I could definitely live without!
      it’s great that you’re cutting that stuff out 🙂 your skin will thank you!

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  • Lifestylebites3 March 6, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I don’t drink coffee but I have heard that caffeine is very good for hair. Good test and tried list

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    • beauty90 March 6, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      I’ll have to look more into that one!!

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  • Zaisnapz March 28, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Very useful to know! I don’t really drink too much caffeine but dairy is a big thing for me 🙁 😉

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    • Lauren Garvey March 28, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      yeahhh it was for me too! But it’s not as hard to give up (or at least cut back on) as you might think!

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