French fries, potato chips…basically anything worth snacking on: Salt has a tremendous influence on water retention and the insulin levels that impact radiance – that’s why a lot of celebrities follow no-salt-added diets.
Dessert and (we hate to say it) fruit: The sugar in good carbs isn’t doing your skin a ton of favours – it’s because sugar breaks down collagen and elastin in the skin, which causes dullness and wrinkles over time.
Coffee (bad); lattes (worse): Caffeine is a vasodilator, which means it makes your pores look larger and your skin look uneven—and I’m really sorry to be the bearer of that news. If you have to drink coffee, have one cup maximum a day – and plain is best. Adding milk makes it worse on the skin because dairy can spike insulin levels, too.
The good news: Colourful vegetables (which make your body’s pH levels less acidic) and water (lots of water) can make your skin look glowier and all-around healthier.