Dieting’s Undesirable Effect On Skin

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Are you dieting to look better? You may be cutting off your nose to spite your face if you’re not eating the right foods. Or, more literally speaking, you may be impairing your skin to spite your fat.

When faced with a lack of nutrients, the body goes into survival mode, diverting energy from the skin and sending it to the internal organs. This leaves skin cells without the energy they need to do what they need to do.

When weight loss results in a significant reduction of subcutaneous fat directly beneath the skin, that skin becomes thin and fragile. While few studies exist regarding skin and dieting, many experts believe skin is quite sensitive to nutrition, which can change its metabolism.

Your best bet when trying to lose weight? Avoid fad diets that neglect whole categories of food so your slender figure won’t come with lackluster skin.

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