Everything we eat shows up on our skin! So I recommend eating a healthy diet that consists of fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. I try to stick with low sugar fruits such as kiwis and berries. Also, I choose green vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, and avocados, which are full of vitamins and antioxidants that nourish our skin. For lean proteins, I recommend wild seafood and skinless white-meat poultry and nuts. I would completely cut out bread and dairy because they have the most negative impact on our skin by causing breakouts. Avoid sugar because diets high in sugar may accelerate skin aging since high glycemic foods break down collagen in our skin which is so necessary for our skin to look young.
Drinking alcohol is actually one of the worst things you can do for your skin. First, it dehydrates the skin and takes all the natural moisture out of it, as a result, your skin will appear duller with wrinkles and fine lines more noticeable. On the contrary, hydrated skin remains firm and intact, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, alcohol also lowers your antioxidant defenses which makes your face less resistant to sun damage and free radicals. So alcohol will make your skin saggy, dull and puffy.
Lack of sleep causes the stress hormone cortisol to be released which in turn creates inflammation in the skin. Increased inflammation in the skin causes the breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid which are responsible for glowing and supple skin. Not getting enough sleep affects the moisture levels in your skin, drops skin pH levels in your skin so your skin is not able to produce the moisture that it needs so it makes it look drier. Finally, when you sleep your body produces melatonin which serves as an antioxidant that fights of dark spots and fine lines. Beauty sleep is both necessary and irreplaceable.