Some of our favorite healthy and quick snacks, like smoothies and dried fruits, could actually be damaging our skin health and making us age faster. This is because of some not-so-nice ingredients like large amounts of sugar, sodium, and sulfates that can negatively impact our body by dehydrating it or weakening the skin’s collagen.
Bright Side has made a list of all the foods to avoid if you want to keep your skin as young and toxin-free as possible.
1. Canned soup
This is because canned soups are loaded with sodium. The sodium actually absorbs the water in our bodies, leaving us more dehydrated than before. In fact, an average can of soup may contain more than our recommended daily portion of sodium.
Because of the high levels of sodium, eating too much may lead to you feeling more dehydrated. This can affect the skin as it becomes drier and more prone to wrinkles.
2. Fruit smoothies
Despite their appearance as a healthy snack, they are actually packed with sugar! Consuming too much sugar has been linked to skin health, as it affects your collagen and skin structure. Collagen is important for protecting our skin and keeping it elastic and young.
Sipping too many smoothies may, over time, make your skin look more stiff and less soft and young, all because of fruit sugars.