The One Food Dermatologists Say You Should STOP Eating Because It Ages Your Skin

April 17, 2019 by Jayla Andrulonis
shefinds | beauty

When it comes to maintaining a youthful appearance, it’s not just what you put on your skin that matters it’s what you put in your body. According to dermatologists, consuming a healthy diet plays a huge influencing factor in the appearance of skin texture and health. The good news is, while time may be working against us, our diets don’t have to be!

Obviously it’s important to eat nutrient-rich foods that provide you with all the essential vitamins to maintain a healthy glow, but what are the foods to avoid to combat the effects of aging?


READ MORE: 4 Anti-Aging Foods You Should Try This Week For Wrinkle-Free Skin

It turns out processed meats— such as bacon, hotdogs, and pepperoni— are a huge culprit when it comes to having a negative impact on your skin. “Many of these meats have sulfites and other preservatives, which can trigger inflammation in the skin, and accelerate the appearance of aging," Dr. Ariel Ostad, a NYC dermatologist, told Health.

Processed meat contains a high level of sodium, which can cause skin to look puffy and dull. Not only that, but the inflammation can affect your skin’s ability to produce collagen needed to combat aging. So while giving up your go-to brunch favorite may seem a daunting task, research shows cutting down on processed meats will fight the the appearance of aging.


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Jayla is a SheFinds editorial contributor with an enthusiasm for covering the latest news in the intersecting worlds of style, beauty, and wellness. She holds strong in her belief that leopard print is actually a neutral, and can most often be found with a coffee in hand. You can reach her at [email protected]

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