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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