Foods that can hurt:
- Dairy: "Dairy is so difficult to digest," Snyder explains, "and it creates a lot of toxicity in our bodies ... if you really love cheese, goat’s milk cheese actually digests better in your body than cow’s milk cheese."
- Cooked Oils: "A lot of cooked fat can be very difficult for the liver to metabolize," says Snyder. "Because the liver is also a fat-burning organ, that shows up in your skin."
- Gluten and soy: "If we’re eating foods that we have sensitivities to, such as gluten or soy, that can also trigger a toxic reaction and contribute to acne," Snyder avers.
- Sugar and caffeine: "If someone has dark undereye circles, it has to do with adrenal exhaustion," Snyder contends. "They’re having too much sugar, too much caffeine, too much food that’s stressing their adrenal system; it’s just causing stagnation and you’ll see it start to deposit right in the thin skin underneath the eyes."
Foods that can help:
- Wild greens: Why? "Because greens have chlorophyll and they bring more oxygen into your body," says Snyder. "All the vitamins and minerals you need are in a balanced state so your digestive tract can easily absorb them."
- Fiber: "It's always going to take out the toxins," Snyder asserts.
- Ripe fruit: "Think of ripe fruit as the cleansers that kick out toxicity in your system," advises Snyder.
- Avocados: "The best way to get healthy fats is avocado, which is a very potent beauty fat," Snyder says. "Raw nuts and avocadoes are really the best things to keep your skin hydrated."