Yes, beer is something that you should be skipping out on if you want glowing, youthful skin. As we mentioned all the way back in cocktails alcohol is a diuretic, so it’ll dehydrate you. If you didn’t know already, hydration is one of the best ways to keep your skin looking young and healthy. So aside from the dehydration beer can cause inflammation in the body, which is something you want to stay away from.
But when it comes to the skin, inflammation can come in many forms like papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts which are all forms of inflammatory acne.
#8 Vitamin Water
Talk about a wolf in sheep’s clothing, vitamin water is something you should avoid if you want to have a healthy drink. Vitamin water is seen as a fortified and tastier way to stay hydrated and get some extra vitamins. But that’s not always the case, some vitamin water has just as much added sugar as a can of Coke.
We talked about fructose earlier in the soda section, but it’s something that confuses your body and can up your risk of disease, can increase weight gain, and can cause some major skin issues. Instead try some water that has a few lemon wedges in it. Not only will you get an added boost of vitamin C, it can improve insulin resistance and all that extra hydration with vitamin C might help reduce wrinkles and overall aging of the skin. That’s like a triple whammy of health!
#9 Mountain Dew and Citrus Flavoured Sodas
Hey didn’t we already cover Cola?
Aren’t they the same?
Turns out that, wild, greenish color of Mountain Dew should be a warning sign! Citrus flavoured sodas often contain Brominated Vegetable Oil, or BVO, as an emulsifier. The problem is that BVO is a flame retardant for plastics and who wants to ingest that?! Eventually what goes into your body is gonna affect your skin, so this one is just bad overall.
A spokesperson for the FDA has stated that BVO was removed from the FDA’s list of safe substances back in 1970, but was put back on the list under limited use six months later following a petition submitted by the Flavour Extract Manufacturer’s Association.
Now BVO cannot exceed 15 ppm in certain fruit flavoured beverages. PepsiCo, the company that makes Mountain Dew, has since pulled BVO from it’s ingredients list but that doesn’t mean the odd can might not still contain it.
Our advice when you want something citrusy? Go for the lemonade.