Well, you really are what you eat (or don't eat).
You already know that a healthy diet is synonymous with healthy skin. But what about vegan diets? Can you chalk up a youthful, glowing complexion to ditching chicken and ice cream? Whether you nix animal products for health reasons, ethical reasons or both, we got the lowdown from our experts on how this affects your pretty face.
So what exactly does meat do to our skin?
QUIZ: Is Your Diet Helping or Hurting Your Skin?
For starters, it can be loaded with saturated fat, which increases the risk for cardiovascular disease. Unhealthy arteries means your skin isn't getting the glow-inducing nutrients it needs to stay healthy. One study found red meat consumption in particular is positively associated with increased inflammation in the body, which worms its way into your skin to break down collagen and elastin (the building blocks of a youthful complexion).
It may even contribute to breakouts, according to one study that concluded acne is linked, in part, to our western diet ofRead More »from Vegan Diet: Skin-Saver or Complexion-Killer?