Diet and Dermatology: Do Food and Drink Actually Affect Your Skin?
You’ve probably heard the expression, “you are what you eat”. And since 71 percent of Americans believe that they could be eating more healthfully, that could be cause for alarm. Not only can what you eat and drink increase your risk for diseases, but the things you consume can also have a profound effect on your appearance. You might assume your diet impacts only your weight, but it can also be responsible for noticeable changes in the look and feel of your skin.
Food for thought
Even though many skin doctors might recommend a topical, oral, surgical or treatment to combat common skin conditions and signs of aging, there may be other ways for you to protect and restore your skin. It might come down to what you put into your body (and what you don’t).
Although some diet-related sentiments are nothing more than old wives’ tales, there is some scientific data to back up the idea that what we eat and drink shows up on our faces. That’s not to say that every skin ailment (like acne) can be solved with dietary adjustments.