Skincare

WHAT WINE, SUGAR AND OTHER FOODS DO TO YOUR SKIN

Wine Face

Symptoms: Pronounced lines or redness between the eyes, droopy eyelids, enlarged pores, dehydrated skin with feathery lines across cheeks, reddish cheeks and nose, deep nasolabial folds.

Although called wine face, these signs can occur in anyone who tends to consume a high level of alcohol weekly. Alcohol dehydrates the skin, affects the liver, and the high amount of sugar found in alcohol tends to destroy skin elasticity.

How to Fix It: Take a break from alcohol for three weeks and then follow the 80/20 rule. Abstain 80% of the time and indulge 20% of the time.

Sugar Face

Symptoms: Lines and wrinkles on the forehead, sagging under the eyes, gaunt look to the face, painful pustular spots all over the face, thinning of the skin, a grey/pasty white hue to the skin.

It is easy to get into the habit of reaching for a sugary treat when our energy is low at 2pm, it’s an instant pick me up. However, what goes up, must come down. When high blood sugar levels inevitably plummet, it creates vicious cycle that can leave you craving more and more.

As stated earlier, sugar can destroy skin elasticity. According to face mapping, the forehead is associated with the process of digestion, which is why ‘sugar face’ may manifest as blotches or wrinkles on the forehead.

It can also throw off the delicate balance of our gut bacteria which wreaks havoc not only on our face but digestion and the entire body.

How to Fix It: Just stop eating processed sugar. One can gradually remove sugar from their diet if cutting it off completely is too difficult. Even if you just cut your intake in half and gradually wean yourself off sugar, you will notice rapid improvements in your complexion. Try using more natural options like fruit, honey or dates in place of refined white sugar.

Dairy Face

Symptoms: Swollen eyelids, bags and dark circles under eyes, small white spots and bumps on the chin.

Overtime, most people lose the ability to digest dairy properly. This causes inflammation as the body tries to fight off the dairy with inflammation inducing chemicals.

For example: the same inflammatory process that causes redness, swelling and heat around a sprained ankle or splinter, can trigger puffy eyelids, under-eye bags and dark circles on your face.
Also, most of the milk on the market is full of artificial hormones that are fed to the cows. These also cause problems by disrupting your own hormone system and shows up in the chin area which in face mapping represents the reproductive organs.

How to Fix It: If one feels that they may have an intolerance to dairy, they should remove it completely from their diet for three weeks and observe any changes in their complexion but also their digestion and energy levels!

Gluten Face

Symptoms: Puffy red cheeks, dark pigmentation patches or spots around chin.
A reaction to gluten takes its toll on the immune system, in turn disrupting the delicate balance of reproductive hormones, resulting in spots or dark pigmentation on the chin, the area associated with the reproductive organs.

Some patients who have been suffering for years from rosacea – a skin condition characterised by a red rash over the cheeks – have found it much improved, or entirely controlled, when they remove gluten from their diets.

How to Fix It: If gluten is the problem, cut it from your diet. When it comes to gluten, “cutting back” won’t do the trick, it has to be completely removed. Drink plenty of water and get enough fiber. This will help balance out the skin and redefine your cheekbones.

Source: Daily Mail
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