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With the infamous saying ‘you’re not getting any younger’ don’t let time be your enemy when it comes to your diet. Certain foods and drinks aggravate skin and teeth over time, accelerating the aging process. At Swann Beauty we know how important it is to stay looking and feeling young. Have a look at these seven things you should try and cut out of your diet.



(via Huffington Post)



If you’re a fan of BBQs you may want to monitor how long you leave your meat to cook. The black char on meat can contain molecules that irritate skin and cause inflammation. Processed meats are also known to trigger skin inflammation, and the fat in red meats suffocates healthy cells, affecting your skin’s ability to protect itself. For a bigger impact, why not give veggies a go and swap up your diet?



A sugar-heavy diet will prevent your skin from staying firm and youthful. When you eat too much sugar for your cells to process, the excess sugar combines with proteins which then damage your skin’s collagen. To still satisfy a sweet tooth try setting a limit for your sweet allowance or drop how many sugars you put in your tea. Drink plenty of water afterwards to prevent rotting teeth.


Citrusy foods

In the same way that sugary foods and drinks have an impact on your skin and teeth, citrusy things can wear away your teeth’s protective coating of enamel. Citrus foods have high acid levels which can lead to dry skin and stained teeth. In moderation though eating citrus fruits has been associated with a lower risk of skin cancer.


Spicy food

Eating spicy food dilates your blood vessels so can have a particular impact during menopause. Blotchy, aging skin and puffy veins are common after indulging in too much spice. You don’t have to cut it out completely though as spices have many health benefits too.





It’s no lie that alcohol damages the liver and an unhealthy liver can lead to skin problems. Acne, wrinkles and sallow skin can all be triggered by too much alcohol, not to mention its dehydrating effect and its impact on sleeping patterns.


Energy drinks

At the time they may feel like a rejuvenating option but energy drinks can actually cause damage to your skin and body. The sugary chemicals and acids in energy drinks strip your teeth of their important enamel. For less damage, try sipping them through a straw to avoid direct contact with teeth.


Caffeinated products

Whether it’s coffee or fizzy drinks, caffeinated products can diminish the moisture in your skin. Drinking too much caffeine often causes skin to become dull or aged due to its dehydrating properties. If you can’t cut coffee out of your diet, always keep your skin well moisturised, on both your face and hands.


At Swann Beauty, we can offer practical solutions for all your beauty concerns. Kelly Swann is a fully qualified nurse offering Aesthetic treatments from anti-wrinkle injections to skin peels. Keep your skin healthy and glowing by getting in touch today. For more beauty tips, have a read through the rest of our blog.