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How Different Foods (Really) Affect Your Skin

June 20th, 2017

We’re excited to kick off our brand new beauty series, Ask the Experts, by taking a closer look at how diet affects our skin. By this point most of us have blamed a breakout on a chocolate binge or one too many sugary drinks, but it turns out the relationship between skin and food is even more complex than that. We met up with Camille’s personal dermatologist Elizabeth Geddes-Bruce, MD, MS to talk about how different foods can cause skin to be oily, dry, inflamed, hydrated, even younger-looking.

“Dermatologists have long known that nutritional deficiencies often first manifest by changes in skin quality, and yet, we frequently fail to discuss with our patients the many benefits that diet can have on their skin,” explains Dr. Geddes-Bruce. “I’m a firm believer that the two are connected – what you eat can influence how your skin appears. I hear it from my patients all the time. And studies back up what they are saying – certain nutrients can protect against photodamage and premature aging, and others can accelerate damage and disease.” Read below to see Dr. Geddes-Bruce’s professional opinion on how some of our favorite food groups can affect our skin:

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12 Comments under :: How Different Foods (Really) Affect Your Skin
  1. Brilliant post! Loved going through it and the photos are gorgeous!


  2. underaytedray says:

    I enjoyed reading this. I found it very educational and insightful because I never really give what I eat that much thought. I follow flavor where ever it goes. I’ve been thinking of a ‘diet makeover’ and this post just gave me the nudge I needed.

  3. I always find that the more dairy I eat, the worse my skin gets! I didn’t know how beneficial green tea was for your skin though

    Steph –

  4. Angela says:

    I find that sunflower seeds always give my skin a healthy glow. As soon as they run out, I notice a difference in my skin right away.

    Blush & Pearls by Angela

  5. Janet Fazio says:

    So happy to see this post. I am a firm believer that good skin starts in the gut.

  6. Wow, this is so interesting! Thank-you so much for this!

    I hope you’ve had a great Tuesday,

  7. Kassie says:

    So interesting! I have been thinking about cutting back on dairy to help my skin out a little bit. I love yogurt though, would anyone happen to know of a dairy-free alternative that would satisfy my breakfast needs, but not lead to the problems that skim does?

    • Katie says:

      I think coconut yoghurt is supposed to be a good dairy-free alternative Kassie. I’ve also had luck with my skin by consuming fermented foods like kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut, miso, etc and drinking bone broth too!

  8. charolina says:

    Great post! Thanks for shared it!!!

  9. I cut my sugar intake for a week, and I could already feel the difference it makes to my skin! thank you for sharing this. very useful

  10. Natalie says:

    Interesting post! Thanks for sharing x

  11. Taylor says:

    Love this series and love this post! Firm believer that what you eat greatly affects your skin!

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