What you eat affects not only your body, but your skin too. And prolonged bad eating habits can accentuate skin ageing and affect the quality of your skin.
Overindulgence in sweets can lead to glycation, a process wherein extra sugar molecules blend with proteins to create AGES (advanced glycation end products). This compound can harm collagen thus accelerating skin ageing.
If you over indulge in alcohol, your liver fails to flush out toxins from your body naturally. This toxin build up can lead to skin breakouts, acne, wrinkles and rosacea.
Barbecued chicken might pacify your vegetarian taste buds, but this charred meat contains pro-inflammatory hydrocarbons, that can damage skin collage.
You might argue that the food you cook has low salt content, but imagine the packet of chips, or the canned fish which is rich in preservatives and sodium that can give the puffy look.
Sausages, frozen bacon are all stuffed with sulphites to increase their shelf life. But the same ingredients also lead toskin ageing. So the next time you are stacking your sandwich with chicken salamis, reduced the number of slices or up the veggie quotient.