How Diet Affects Your Skin

The epidermis (skin) is the largest organ your body has. With many essential functions, it’s no wonder how easily it’s impacted both inside and out. While the old saying goes, “you are what you eat,” the truth is much more profound when it comes to how diet affects your skin.

Diet and Dermatology

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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating a well-rounded diet, drinking plenty of water, and exercising regularly are all things that can also help keep your skin healthy. Though everyone can benefit from more nutritional changes, chronic skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne bring extra benefits. Here’s how diet and other unhealthy choices can affect chronic skin conditions:

  • Smoking:
  • Alcohol:
    • Reduces the effectiveness of psoriasis treatments.
    • Increases risk of developing psoriatic arthritis in women.
    • It disrupts sleep, so dark circles
    • Increases puffiness and bloating.
  • Unhealthy Foods:
    • Fried, processed, and foods high in sugar can trigger acne breakouts.
    • Increases the signs of aging.
    • Poor diets affect the strength of new tissue, recovery time, and how well your body fights off any infection that creeps into a wound.

Consult the Experts at Texas Dermatology

In conclusion, a diet that supports overall health is good for your skin. However, a board-certified dermatologist can help patients with skin diseases like acne and rosacea to determine if any foods may cause their condition to flare. If that’s the case, the doctor can recommend dietary changes that might help. When considering any dietary changes, always speak to your doctor first.

If you’re struggling to manage a chronic skin condition at home, let the experts at Texas Dermatology help. Our board-certified dermatologists can work with you to find the safest, effective treatment plan designed specifically for you. To schedule your consultation, call us at (210) 728-3919, or book online through our portal.

Source:

https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/psoriasis/insider/diet

https://www.simplywellblog.org/2020/08/04/how-diet-affects-your-skin/