You Are What You Eat: 5 Foods that Affect Your Face

EliseR on 19 Jul 2011 at 9:00am

 Foods that affect your face: Potato

Potatoes cause acne.

High glycemic foods such as the potato have been proven in several studies to increase acne breakouts. According to Long Island City Dermatologist Jeannette Graf, a better option is a diet rich in fiber and whole grains.

*To top it off, the potato is also the number 1 culprit behind obesity.


Foods that affect your face, coffee


Coffee stains your teeth.

When a RealSelf member asked the question "How do I prevent staining my teeth?"  7 Board-certified physicians on RealSelf warned against coffee right off the bat. The heat, the acid, and the color all contribute to yellowing your pearly whites. Can't live without it? Lessen the damage by drinking it with a straw.



Foods that affect your face, salmon


Salmon improves your hair.

Is your hair lacking luster? Hair becomes dry and dull when we lack important nutrients. Salmon is loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein, and Omega-3 fatty acids that make hair grow faster, stronger, and shinier.



Foods that affect your face: Spinach


Spinach reduces dark circles.

Iron deficiency is a widespread issue--especially in women--and can result in feeling tired and causing dark circles under the eyes. Dark leafy greens such as spinach have high iron content. Conclusion: Eat spinach, look and feel energized.



Foods that affect your face: Water


Water prevents wrinkles.

Okay, so maybe it isn't a food per se, but it's too important to leave out. Your skin is 90% water. When dehydration occurs, skin "crumples", which causes wrinkles. The Institute of Medicine says men should drink 13 cups of liquid a day and women should drink  9 cups.



Is your visage affected (good or bad) by specific foods?

Photo credits:  dietzy2320, eNez, Ballistik Coffee Boy, consumedithis, FotoosVanRobin, and ansy on Flickr


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nice tips, was not know potatoes causes acne.
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Lots of useful tips. Thank you.
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There are many foods that cause acne, but sometimes we don´t even know it!
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Potatoes cause acne? How much more if it's deep fried? I always try to steer clear of french fries, but I do love my vegetables and potatoes (and carrots) are among my favorites especially if the dish it's in is saucy. That way, I can do away with the meat and enjoy my potatoes. This definitely something I have to remember next time though.
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I am so on board with that Makenzie, I swear coffee tastes better when I drink it through a skinny straw.

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Drink coffee thru a straw? That's the worst advice I've ever heard. Maybe if it's iced. I hope you don't get sued when someone takes that advice and burns their esophagus.
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Hopefully anyone drinking a hot drink through a straw knows not to take a huge gulp :)

Personally, I enjoy hot cocoa through tiny straws stuck in the to-go lid. That way the tip of my tongue doesn't get burned. 

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Interesting! All I know is my face looks stretched and bloated after a night of beer....

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