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Worst foods for your skin

At Plantation Dermatology, Dr. Andrew R. Altman of Plantation, FL educate patients on how to care for their skin. He also can help patients determine if what they are eating can also contribute to poor skin texture, tone, and condition. Patients struggling with certain dermatological conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne may find that what they are eating is making these conditions worse. Knowing the right foods–and the wrong foods–to nourish the body and skin is half the battle!

We encourage patients to delve into their daily diet to determine if the foods and beverages they are consuming regularly are contributing to poor skin appearance and health. He can also provide product recommendations to patients looking to clear acne, rosacea, eczema, and other skin concerns. If you are interested in learning more about the foods to eat and avoid, continue reading!

Foods to limit or even eliminate from your diet for healthier skin

  • Candy and other sugary snacks
  • Dairy products
  • Red meat
  • Cereals high in sugars
  • Processed meat
  • Sugar-sweetened beverages
  • Refined oils like sesame and corn oil
  • Processed pastries and desserts
  • Fried foods
  • White bread (refined carbohydrates)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • White rice

Instead of consuming these items, you may want to consider adding in foods that have better nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to help the skin. The Mediterranean diet is best as it prioritizes plants, such as fruits and vegetables, as well as healthy fats while limiting processed foods, refined sugars, and red meats. The anti-inflammatory fats, antioxidants, and fiber can help improve skin by reducing inflammatory processes and responses from the body.

Learn more about skincare solutions

At Plantation Dermatology, Dr. Andrew R. Altman and his team of professionals are pleased to offer a range of affordable solutions to help you achieve healthy, beautiful skin, so you feel your best inside and out! If you are seeking more information on how to cater your diet to your skincare needs, contact the office at 954-577-5161 to request a consultation visit with our providers. We are here to educate you on proper skin care recommendations for you and your skin!

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