Your face reflects what you put on your plate.
What you eat affects how your face looks as much as it does your body. If your diet contains food that is not nutritious then it shows up on your face. People with food allergies or food sensitivities show any adverse effects of eating something that doesn’t agree with them almost immediately and most often in their faces. Eating a lot of processed food as opposed to fresh and natural food can cause your face to bloat, appear tired, make your facial features haggard and in the long run deposit facial fat that hides the original shape and structure of your facial feature.
A poor diet will mask the beauty of your face by covering it up in layers of unwanted flesh and make your skin and complexion dull. Food can contribute to the formation of wrinkles as much as it does to make body fat accumulate. When you gain weight, your body distributes the extra fat in different parts such as the waist, hips, thighs, neck, chin and cheeks. Complement physical activity and therapy such as exercise and massage with the right form of diet and you can regain your confidence by restoring your face to its original shape. Reclaim your right to a glowing complexion with the right diet.
Anything that comes in a package such as chips or cookies contains sugar or other preservatives which affects your skin and complexion and also makes your face accumulate facial fat. Similarly, salt and caffeine causes dehydration which makes your skin age faster because it does not get the nutrition it needs. The nutritional value in most packaged food is compromised when it is processed in order to increase its shelf life. Food that is freshly sourced on the other hand supplies essential nutrients that are friendlier to your face and your body.
Eating a balanced diet is simpler than you thought. All you need to keep in mind is have a lot of variety. So eat different kind of fruits, vegetables, meat and fish but consume everything in moderation. This will make sure that your body gets all the essential nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, minerals and fibre. When you have a healthy metabolism, it reflects in your skin and on your face. People who suffer from constipation generally have dry skin. Eating on time and regularly is also important so that your body and your skin receive the replenishment it needs before and after physical activity.
Have you wondered why babies have soft and smooth skin? One of the reasons is because of the water content in the body. Our body is mostly made up of water. New born babies have more than 75% water and in one year it decreases to about 65%. Lean men and women have more water in their bodies than those who are fat because fat tissue does not need as much water as lean tissue. Moreover water helps in metabolism and in flushing out unhealthy toxins from the body. Drinking water and staying hydrated can not only help you lose weight but also reduce facial fat, prevent flesh and skin from sagging and delay the formation of wrinkles.
When you read in a recipe, add salt to taste, it is exactly what it means. It’s meant to enhance the taste and not to drown the flavours. If you use salt sparingly, it will prevent premature ageing of the skin and also prevent weight gain. Salt contains sodium which is good and even required in small amounts but when it becomes too much it contributes to water retention which makes your face appear fatter than it really is. The amount of salt that you consume also conditions your palate over a period of time. When you eat processed food such as fries or canned soups or meat, you unwittingly consume more salt than you need.
Fruits are sweet but the composition of the sugar content in natural food is different from that of processed sugar. Contrary to what most people believe, it’s not fat in your diet which make you fat but sugar. It has been found that processed sugar is also addictive and therefore consuming it becomes a matter of habit which gradually increases and contributes to weight gain. Many nutritionists and health experts are of the opinion that giving up on sugar is one of the simplest and surest ways to lose both body weight and facial fat.
The measures and methods described in this guide are intended to inform the reader. Readers are advised to exercise discretion in choosing any of the measures or methods described. It is possible that how you view yourself and how other people see you could be different. Confiding and consulting with family members, friends and well-wishers will help you overcome any wrongly-perceived notions that may be affecting your opinion about your appearance. Seeking professional medical advice or other forms of expert advice is also recommended before taking any steps to modify your appearance.