What To Eat For Clear Skin& What Foods Will Wreak Havoc On Your Face

If youre anything like me, someone who is a mature adult treats their body like a trashcan, then you distinguish the daily fight that is doing whatever the fuck you want while also wanting to have a great body and great scalp. Lifes hard when you want to get fucked up at Governors Ball but also seem 100 years old in your Instagram story. Not that I would know. I did not go to Gov Ball, though I did expend the weekend going through mimosas like water and eating sufficient food to get me my own TLC reality show. That being said, I want to change. I want to be a new me. A better me. A me who puts actual vitamins and minerals into her system so her scalp doesnt resemble the entire slice of pizza she ate last night. So heres a list of foods you should avoid like an ex-boyfriend sliding into your DMs and foods you should espouse because theyll fix your fucking face. Damn, Ive got bars.

DONT: Eat Canned Food/ Meats

Gross. As if. Like, who even eats canned meat anymore? Other than my ex from college who had this weird preoccupation with eating vienna sausages( which, in hindsight, should have been a red fucking flag that this kid was a sociopath. That and his Belk credit card that he was always boasting about ). Canned and/ or highly processed foods have a shit ton of sodium in them and causes your body to hold on to water, which is why your face is always puffy or you have bags under your eyes that can be seen from space, and your acne is at World War III proportions.

DO: Eat Salmon

Aside from giving you a reason to pretend to be a foodie and also be obnoxious on Instagram, eating salmon is a sure route to get better looking scalp. Salmon is rich with omega-3 fatty acids and healthy fats. These fats reinforce cell membranes and nourish the skin to hold you seeming fresh AF.

DONT: Drink Green Juice

Lol just because you often say shit like #FitLife and #CleanEating on your IG does not mean you know wtf is good for you, because SURPRISE all those juices youre drinking to cleanse your body are actually truly fucking bad for you. Juices are sugary as hell, especially the green juices which can have up to 50 grams of sugar in them, which is actual sabotage when it comes to having clear skin.

^ I imagine every fitstagrammer when the find out they’ve been pumping liquid sugar into their temples bodies

DO: Drink A Protein Smoothie

Aside from having something to talk about with the hot trainer at your gym, protein smoothies can actually be beneficial for your scalp. The more you are familiar with. Stay away from the juicer smoothies and opt for one with some protein in it. These types of smoothies are high in healthy fats and wont leave your scalp appearing more ratchet than your Snap story last weekend.

DONT: Eat Ice Cream

Okay, this one I insured coming. Nothing that tastes this good can be anything but sabotage on your body. And since Im not on my period rn in control of my body I guess Im open to suggestions here. Ice cream is chock-full of sugar which can form this fun thing called advanced glycation end products which fucks up the protein in your body. Why is that important you may ask? Because the proteins it fucks with the most are the ones that keep your skin plump and springy appearing. So basically eating ice cream is aging you.* steps into oncoming traffic*

DO: Eat Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate aka the DUD of chocolates has a fuck ton of antioxidants in it, which is v good for your skin. So even though it savours healthy and the whole period youll be wishing you were feeing real chocolate with real flavor at the least your skin will appear good AF and be protected against wrinkles and other bad shit.

DONT: Drink Coffee

HA HA HA HA this has to be some sort of sick joke. You want me to give up my will to live caffeine? Do you also want me to commit homicide the next time someone replies all to a department email chain? DO YOU? This one is tough for me to wrap my brain around because coffee is literally one of the only reasons I get out of bed in the morning, and consequently, the same reasons you get to experience this sparkling personality. That being said, coffee is a diuretic( fake news Im sure !) which causes your body to lose water and your skin to get v dehydrated. Stay away from this shit if you want glowy AF skin.

DO: Drink Hot Lemon Water

This replacement sounds about as good as the Republicans plan for health care but thats neither here nor there. Even though the prospect of drinking hot lemon water sounds about as enticing as sleeping with Jonathan The Tickle Monster, its actually super good for you. Its hydrating, full of antioxidants, and gives some much needed support to your liver. Apparently, the liver is the main organ that detoxifies the body and if youre full of toxins drinking on days that aim in Y, youre more likely to break out. Sighs. And this is why we cant have nice things.

DONT: Eat Bagels

Okay, Im starting to feel personally victimized by such lists. Like, is person looking at my bank statement and seeing that I expend a large amount of my down time in coffee shop and/ or bagel shops? Because Im feeling genuinely assaulted rn. Apparently, bagels are the worst for your skin and can lead to a cascade of hormones aka acne breakouts for days.* prays this is fake news*

DO: Eat Non-Processed Carbs or Oats

Tbh Id rather starved than eat something that resembles animal feed but I guess thats the price we pay to look like the “after” girl in an acne commercial. Oats are the right various kinds of carbs probs because it looks miserable to eat and also because its high in antioxidants which weve established will not only give you clear/ glowy skin but also fights against anti-aging.

DONT: Drink Soda

To perfectly no ones astonish except my own because I refuse to read labels written by health professionals people who are out to destroy my happiness, soda is bad for you. And just because you drink diet soda doesnt mean youre safe. Because diet soda especially interrupts the necessary and healthy bacteria found in your gut. Also drinking any kind of soda can really fuck with your scalp. Like, cause rosacea, eczema, and acne fucking with your skin. K. Just fuck me up rn then. Also, wtf am I supposed to order at the bar to go along with my vodka then? I cant only drink vodka straight. I want to have clearer skin , not die.

DO: Drink Kombucha

Finally something that appears good on my Instagram story and isnt going to fuck up my scalp. About damn hour. Basically Kombucha is good for you because its fermented, and therefore full of probiotics, which will solve all your life problems. Im paraphrasing, but still. If you want clear skin by the time this weekend’s brunch rolls around then chug some of this and pretend like its alcohol something you enjoy drinking.

So, in conclusion, anything that brings you pleasure is probably fucking up your scalp and you are able to cut it from your diet ASAP. I am feeling #blessed rn that alcohol did not attain the list, but thats largely because I refused to do any actual research that would prove otherwise. Who says you cant stimulate your own fate? Listen, if all else fails and you have no self control dont want to sacrifice your happiness theres always Facetune.

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