If you’re doing almost everything to get healthy skin, like following your CTM routine, exercising and drinking gallons of water, but still somehow are ending up with pesky skin woes, then it is time you took a closer look at your diet. Poor food choices can get in your way to achieving flawless skin.

If you are not sure which foods you should stay away from, here is some help from our end!

Sweet treats
 

Sweet treats

Your sweet tooth might be the reason your skin feels itchy and irritated all the time. Apart from causing breakouts and piling on the calories, sugary foods are also responsible for triggering inflammation, rosacea and premature signs of ageing. Switch to honey or fruit extracts to add sweetness to your meals.

Caffeinated drinks
 

Caffeinated drinks

Can’t start your day off with a piping hot cup of coffee or tea? We feel you! But it isn’t doing any good to your skin. Caffeinated drinks like soda, tea and coffee cause breakouts and make your acne even worse. Drink lemon water or green tea, instead, for clearer skin.

Fried foods
 

Fried foods

A pimple popping up or duller complexion on the day after you gorge on fried foods is not uncommon. Fried and fatty foods like fries, chips and doughnuts are loaded with trans-fats and thus are the main culprits for causing skin problems like acne and dullness.

Dairy products
 

Dairy products

Although full of protein and nutrients, dairy products are no friends of your skin. It can worsen your skin allergies and contribute to new skin issues like acne and flare-ups. Other healthier and safer options include soy milk and almond milk.

Gluten
 

Gluten

That irresistible dish of pasta or a cheesy sandwich might be the highlight of your day, but is bad news for your skin. It raises your insulin levels which may result in skin rashes and irritation. Instead, munch on healthy foods made of corn flour, rye and oats. Your skin will thank you for it!