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How Eating Habits Effect Your Skin

If you’ve been suffering from bad skin recently, you may want to take a look at what you’ve been eating. While you may think that bad skin is a result of genetics or environmental factors, for many people, their skin is impacted by the food they eat each day. While there are many bad foods that can trigger breakouts or flare-ups, you’ll also find there are good foods that can help to give you glowing skin. Keep reading as our team at Braxton Gilbert Fitness Mobile share their top tips for improving your skin.

Bad Foods That Can Impact Your Skin

There are certain foods that can wreak havoc on your skin. Of course, some of us are more sensitive than others to certain ingredients and foods, and it’s often a case of trying to eliminate some of these foods to find out which are the biggest culprits for your bad skin. These are a few of the top offenders when it comes to the foods our personal trainers in Mobile recommend avoiding if you are struggling with bad skin.

Refined Carbohydrates and Sugars

While we aren’t suggesting you avoid carbohydrates and sugars completely when working with our team at Gilbert Fitness, refined carbohydrates are known for causing breakouts in people with acne. Foods that may be worth eliminating include bread and other products made with white flour, white flour pasta, white rice, soda, and some sweeteners. These foods are believed to cause your skin to break out due to increased blood sugar and insulin levels.

Dairy Products

All types of trainers know that dairy can cause a whole range of issues, but the amount it impacts your skin will vary between individuals. While more research is still needed into the relationship between dairy products and bad skin, studies with teenagers and young adults seem to show a link between milk and acne. Dairy can also cause a wide range of digestive issues in some people, so it may be worth trying to eliminate dairy temporarily to see if you notice an improvement to your overall health and wellbeing.

Fast Food

Ask anyone in our Gilbert Fitness team about eating fast food, and they’ll likely encourage you to cut back as much as possible. While it can sometimes be the most convenient option on the go, it’s one of the biggest culprits for a wide range of health issues. The fat that most fast food items are fried in can aggravate many skin conditions as they are very high in omega-6 fatty acids. While these are needed in a small quantity, too much can cause your skin to become unbalanced.


Many individuals avoid gluten for other health reasons, but this could be the reason you are struggling to achieve the clear and glowing skin you’ve always dreamed of. While gluten is obviously found in wheat and whole grains, it’s often sneaked into many other products, including meats and sauces. It can be very difficult for your body to digest and can make your skin appear more inflamed.

Good Foods That Can Impact Your Skin

Now that you know some of the top foods to avoid to help your skin, you are probably wondering what you can eat to achieve the skin of your dreams. Keep reading to learn about some of the best foods to eat after working out in gyms in Mobile for good skin.


Fatty fish, which includes salmon, herring, and mackerel, is always recommended by our team at Braxton Gilbert Fitness Mobile for anyone looking to improve their overall health. As far as your skin is concerned, it is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to maintain your skin’s overall health. It ensures your skin remains supple and well moisturized. Especially if you struggle with dry skin, this is something you should be looking to add more of into your diet. It can also reduce acne and inflammation when eaten regularly.


Avocados are an excellent source of healthy fats, and they’ll help to keep your skin looking moisturized and flexible for longer. Especially as we age, our skin begins to lose some of its suppleness, but avocados are believed to help protect your skin from sun damage, which can cause wrinkles and aging. On top of that, avocados are rich in vitamin E, which protects your skin from oxidative damage.

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If you are looking for a good snack after your training session with our Mobile fitness trainers, you’ll want to grab a handful of walnuts. They are rich in essential fatty acids, and from that point of view, they are a better choice of nut than some of the other ones you may currently consume. They help to calm down inflammation in the skin while also offering the nutrients you need to keep your skin healthy. Walnuts are also a good source of zinc, which is needed to heal wounds and fight bacteria that may be present on your skin throughout your body and face.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a great source of beta carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in your body. This helps to keep your skin healthy as it can act as a natural sunscreen. Sun exposure can result in sunburn and dry or wrinkled skin, which is why this additional protection is so helpful on top of wearing SPF. You may also notice that your skin looks more glowing when you consume sweet potatoes, thanks to the beta carotene.

These are just a few of the best foods to add to your diet when working out at Gilbert Fitness, but of course, you’ll want to ensure you are drinking a lot of water each day to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. Our skin can really impact our confidence and overall health, so we encourage you to think about what you are eating and how it may impact your skin. By making a few small changes to your diet, you’ll find that you can enjoy the confidence boost that glowing skin gives you.