Face It: Is Your Diet a Complexion Killer?

by Christie Cash September 07, 2015

Face It: Is Your Diet a Complexion Killer?

Things that rock about losing weight: having more confidence, feeling proud of yourself, and inspiring others.

Things that don’t rock about losing weight: hormonal changes and your body adapting to a new diet/exercise regimen/way to operate.

BikiniBOD is loaded with the good stuff to keep energy levels high and boost the appearance and growth of beautiful hair, skin and nails, but when a person loses a significant amount of weight or completely overhauls their eating habits, there are some side effects that not even a jack-of-all-trades program can totally fix.

Results like slightly sagging skin, random breakouts, and changes in skin type and texture can put a damper on an otherwise celebratory time, but don’t freak out: this definitely won’t last forever. Keep the following tips in mind to preen yourself for a lifetime of nothing but vibrant skin and big smiles.

Use Compressed Clothing to Firm Up Sagging Skin

High-impact cardio exercise is great for burning insane amounts of calories, but that extra jostling around can lead to a bit of sagginess in the skin. Is this your excuse to stop running sprints? Absolutely not. However, choosing active wear with a bit more compression, especially in the chest, butt and thighs, can keep whatever extra boom boom you’ve got going on at bay. Not only that: workout clothes that hold the goods in place can actually help ensure proper posture and correct form, so you’ll be effectively firming up in more ways than one.

As you’ve heard time and time again, incorporating strength training into your workout schedule provides an endless amount of benefits. Add “firm-up loose skin” to that list, because a routine incorporating bicep curls, overhead presses, weighted squats, leg extensions, and more creates better, more supportive muscle tone that will help you firm up any minor droopiness.

An Imbalanced Diet Will Show On Your Skin

Your skin can tell you a lot about what is going on in all areas of your body. Many people who drastically change their eating habits or begin a strict diet will notice changes in the skin, both good and bad. While losing weight and achieving clear skin through an abundance of healthy fats, fruits and vegetables is a huge thumbs up, limiting your intake of certain foods can create nutritional deficiencies that can wreak havoc on a clear complexion. Furthermore, confining your diet to a short list of “allowed” foods can result in malabsorption of vitamins and minerals that your body needs, and to tell you something’s wrong, the first place you’ll notice red flags are on the skin.

Foods like Greek yogurt, blueberries, olive oil, and salmon keep cell membranes healthy, resulting in a youthful, well-nourished appearance. As we’ve said, consuming just these foods and nothing else will not ultimately do you any favors; however, they’re much better choices than foods high in salt, sugar and alcohol, which can break down collagen and spur a serious breakout.

Incorporate More Food to Improve the Texture of Your Skin

If you’re used to meals consisting of saturated fats, refined sugars, preservatives, and mystery chemicals, then you’ve probably grown accustomed to that weird, persistent breakout in your T-zone or on your cheeks. Do you feel that your nose is incessantly shiny, but notice some dryness on your forehead? How could that possibly work?

Well, all-over-the-place eating habits will result in inconsistencies in the type and texture of your skin. Incorporating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids will help keep skin-cell membranes strong and elastic and can also help regulate excessive oiliness when incorporated into a balanced diet.

Another way to determine how what’s going on on the inside is impacting how you look on the outside is through face mapping, a method that focuses on the different areas of your face and, judging by the location of the acne or flare-up, can help determine its underlying cause.

For example, consuming a diet too high in fat, processed foods, and/or alcohol could be the reason behind those zits between your eyebrows. Inflammation on the cheeks can be attributed to stomach issues and overeating, and digestive discomfort will show up on your forehead. More serious issues can be revealed too, such as the link between breakouts on your chin and gynecological and kidney issues, which could help diagnose serious problems before they become too serious.

To achieve "the ultimate beauty body," a person must be focused on more than their six pack. A true BikiniBOD is evident through the inner and outer strength, health and happiness someone can’t help but radiate. Like it or not, the first thing people will notice about you is what’s on the outside, and skin is a pretty good indicator of how nourished the inside is.

Keep up your progress with the BikiniBOD program, eating a variety of nutritious foods and practicing beneficial habits, and your skin will be more than happy to show off how great you’re doing.

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Christie Cash
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