Thursday, 19 March 2015

Eat your way to a gorgeous skin


These days most of us complain about blemishes, acne and pimples. Makeup only hides them, even a very expensive cream may not give the desired result, but a healthy diet keeps them at bay. Fruits and vegetables are the most important food items that could help you achieve blemish and acne free skin.

Here’s a list of items to work away those blunders from your skin. They will not only keep your body healthy, but also will help you achieve the right glow and shine on your skin. It will help you maintain body hydration for better skin health.

Food for Healthy Skin:

 1. Green leafy vegetables:

Vegetables like spinach, radish leaves, mustard leaves, Ugwu, waterleaf (Gbure in Yoruba), lettuce, coriander, parsley and broccoli enhance and retain your skin’s glow.

2. Carrots:

It has anti-oxidant beta-carotene that keeps your skin silky soft and smooth. Sweet potatoes and yam are other options having similar results.

 3. Magic of fruits:

a. Mangoes are rich in anti-oxidants and Vitamin A, thereby preventing pre-mature aging, retaining skin’s elasticity and growing new skin cells.

b. Banana is rich in Vitamin A; B & E prevents premature wrinkling of skin.

 c. Papaya/ Pawpaw helps kill all dead skin cells and clear your skin of all impurities.

 d. Orange is rich in Vitamin C, leads to a blemish free and younger looking skin.

 e. A glass of warm water with honey and lemon juice lightens your skin tone and keeps it clean.

 f. Apple helps maintain the toned look and make you look younger.

 
4. Healthy fats:

Unsaturated fats, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential to maintain body temperature and retain a natural glow. Salmon, tuna and mackerel are good sources of mega-3 fatty acids. Almonds, walnuts, cashew, hazelnut and flax reduce inflammation preventing acne, flaky skin and redness of skin.

 

5. Eggs:
Rich in Vitamin B complex and zinc, eggs help in keeping skin smooth, blemish free and prevent aging.

6. Avocados:
Has Vitamin E, which helps slow down skin damaging process, retains moisture, and prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dullness etc. This is also a perfect healthy food for skin.

7. Berries:
Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are full of anti-oxidants that wipe off blemishes from your skin.

8. Brown rice:
Brown rice is rich in fiber and ceramides that retains the skin moisture and keeps it hydrated.

 9. Green tea:

Green tea fights acne lowering levels of DTH, acne-producing hormones, leaving your skin healthy and young.

 10. Red wine: 

It has the ability to retain skin’s original glow and prevent aging.

 11. Water:

Consuming water throughout the day keeps your skin hydrated and glowing from within.

 
12. Dark chocolate:



keeps your skin soft and hydrated naturally.

 

Food for Acne-Prone Skin:

There are certain foods that help your skin to fight against acne.

 13. Herbs:

include a pinch of thyme, rosemary and mint in your diet to fight acne.


14. Veggies:
Cucumbers clears the clogged pores of skin that flares up acne. Carrots act as a detoxifying agent for the skin.

 

15. Yogurt:
it clears your skin and eliminates all harmful bacteria from your body

16. Water:
flushes out all the toxins from your body and keeping your skin glowing.

 

Food for Glowing Skin:

There are a lot of vegetables that also help your skin glow. You could also include these eating habits for healthy skin in your food routine.

17. Green Leafy Vegetables:

Loaded with antioxidants, essential vitamins and nutrients, dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, Swiss chard, arugula help you get rid of skin dullness, thereby endowing glowing skin.

18. Kiwi:

Vitamin-c rich fruit Kiwi, protects the skin against the onset of wrinkles and boosts collagen synthesis. It also will protect the skin from sun damage to thus promote cell turnover, which in turn will help preserve the youth and beauty of our skin.

19. Almonds and Walnuts:

Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, these nuts will help the skin boost its health dose of natural oils to further reduce, inflammation, acne, scaly skin and redness.


Food for Dry Skin:
Dry skin is another problem in itself. A lot of nourishment is needed in this skin care type. Following foods are said to boost dry skin health.

20. Omega 3:
Flax seeds, salmon and walnuts contain omega 3 fatty acids. These foods help reduce fine lines and wrinkles thereby preventing the dry skin from becoming more dry. They also help keep the skin soft and smooth while boosting its elasticity.


21. Eggs:
Eggs are rich in proteins, biotin and essential vitamins, which further help the skin fight dryness.

Include correct food habits for glowing skin. Eat right and your skin will respond with a wonderful glow. If you have any more foods to share which are missed out here, feel free to share them in the comment section.
 
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