This post was written by Sasha Camille for amazingraze.co
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From countless meticulous reviews of different beauty products online to girls across the world perfecting the popular 10-step Korean skincare routine, it's safe to say that the skincare craze is in full swing. However, you probably won't find the secret to perfect skin in the beauty aisle, as the best skincare products aren't applied externally, but internally. More specifically, it's all about what you digest. In fact, a study published in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology found that the recommended treatment for acne is dietary intervention. With that said, here's a list of snacks you should stay away from if you want to achieve clear and glowing skin:
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You might want to rethink that morning cup of coffee, since caffeine can dehydrate your skin, thus leaving it looking rough and dry. You can jumpstart your day with a dreamy nut butter smoothie incorporated with Amazin’ Graze’s ABC Butter instead, as the almonds, brazil nuts, and cashews in it are rich in vitamins and oils that promote skin health. Plus, you won't find any traces of caffeine in any of Amazin' Graze's delicious, all-natural products.
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When it comes to food and skin, the general rule of thumb is this: The higher the glycemic index is, the swifter it is to cause acne. Breakfast cereals are rich in refined sugars, which can plague your skin with pimples. SELF explained how a low-glycemic diet can reduce pimples, with whole grains like oats and quinoa a much healthier alternative for your morning meal.
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These salty snacks are a recipe for disaster, as they have a high salt content that can cause skin inflammation while its refined carbohydrates can easily lead to breakouts. Alternatively, carrots are an excellent snacking option. Aside from improving eyesight, this vegetable is rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene, which can free the skin from dying or dead skin cells that often clog pores and cause acne.
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Chocolate bars may be a beloved snack, but their creamy dairy-rich texture can trigger breakouts. As Anthea Pushparatnam has previously written here on our site, nutrients such as Vitamin B and C can help the skin by regenerating cells and producing collagen respectively. With this in mind, Amazin' Graze's Salted Gula Melaka Granola not only contains these 2 vital vitamins, but they're also dairy-free just like the rest of our products.
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Delectable doughy treats such as cookies, doughnuts, and muffins aren’t only high on the glycemic index, but they also break down collagen production — much to the detriment of your skin. In this regard, fruits are truly a sweet wellness alternative, as these snacks will promote both glowing skin and great health in general. Pretty Me’s list of fruits that can help give your skin a natural glow includes apples, grapes, and strawberries. They are all chock-full of antioxidants, which can protect the skin and heal damage, and help you achieve clear and radiant skin.
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If possible, avoid these fizzy drinks at all costs since they have a myriad of skincare disadvantages such as a high caffeine content and extremely high sugar levels. In fact, the average can of soda has around 40 grams of sugar. The best substitute for any liquid is water, as this natural drinking source won't only hydrate your skin, but it will also flush out the impurities inside your body.