Clear and glowing skin, free from blemishes and acne, is everyone’s dream skin. Well, how about making it a reality by using an all-natural method?
Try out these foods that can help you get that perfect skin!
Foods with healthy fats –
Eggs: Egg yolks are rich in fatty acids which can help keep the skin moisturized, while the egg whites contain albumin that is a simple protein that can help keep your pores tight, reduce excess oil and improve skin texture.
Avocado: Avocados have antioxidation properties which can speed up the repair process of skin conditions and help treat acne. Avocados have healthy fats and are rich in vitamin E and vitamin C which are beneficial to the skin. It can help prevent skin damage like wrinkles, ageing and skin cancer. It can help people with dry skin and prevent sun burns.
Fatty fish: Omega-3 fatty acid, naturally found in fatty fish like mackerels, salmon, sardines etc, is highly beneficial to skin health. It helps to regulate the oil production in the skin, keep the skin hydrated, reduce acne and breakouts and can also help reduce signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines. Omega 3 fatty acids can help improve skin tone and make the skin more supple.
Tip: For those who do not consume fish, can consume omega-3s capsules or fish oil capsules/supplements on a doctor’s recommendation. READ MORE – 6 SKIN BRIGHTENING FACE MASKS you can make at home
Mangoes: Mangoes can support skin health, as they help boost the body’s collagen production. Mangoes are also rich in antioxidants and can help prevent the skin from sun damage and premature ageing. They can also promote a healthy glowing skin with their rich content of beta-carotene and vitamin A.
Papaya: Papaya is rich in beta-carotene and can help enhance skin glow and complexion, from within, when consumed. It is a rich source of vitamin A and can help keep the skin hydrated as it has low sodium content.
Oranges: Oranges are rich in vitamin C that is highly beneficial to the skin and skin health. It can help improve collagen production, reduce signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines and protect the skin from damage as it is rich in antioxidants.
Seeds and Nuts:
Walnuts: Walnuts are rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) (a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid) and have anti-inflammatory properties that can boost skin health and help combat the signs of ageing, like fine lines and wrinkles, as they are rich sources of vitamin B and also have antioxidants. It can also help keep your skin moisturized and hydrated, because it is packed with nutrients.
Almonds: Almonds are rich in antioxidants and can help protect the skin from damage. It will help retain water in the skin and reduce dryness and can give it a natural glow. It is rich in vitamin E and can thereby prevent the skin from premature ageing and protect it from damage due to exposure. It can also help in the reduction of stretch marks and scars.
Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids which is essential for maintaining healthy skin. The deficiency of fatty acids can affect the skin and its appearance. Including sources of essential fatty acids can help prevent skin conditions like dermatitis and can also reduce the effects of aging on the skin.
Chia seeds: Adding chia seeds in your water can help promote better skin health, as chia seeds are loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can keep acne at bay, reduce acne scars and keep the skin healthy and radiant. It also has omega-3 fatty acids that can fight skin ageing. READ MORE – CHIA SEEDS: best ways to use along with benefits
Cinnamon: Cinnamon are beneficial to the skin as they help keep the skin nourished and promote a healthy glow. The spice can help maintain a healthy gut that can result in skin elasticity and prevent premature aging of skin and prevent premature signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines.
Turmeric: Turmeric can help reduce skin allergies as it has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which work effectively in reducing the microbes and inhibit fungal activity in the body. The compound curcumin acts as an anti-allergen and prevents allergic reactions. The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric can calm the skin, reduce scarring and prevent further breakouts and clear the already existing scars.
To use – Make turmeric water to drink in the morning, Add 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder to 300 ml of hot water and add in a pinch of cinnamon. Drink this in the morning.
Matcha tea: Green tea or matcha tea also contains a type of plant-based compound called catechin, formally known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which acts as a natural antioxidant. It also contains methylxanthines which is a type of drug that can help stimulate microcirculation in the skin.
Hibiscus tea: Hibiscus tea contains anti-inflammatory properties, which can be very beneficial to skin health and for people with acne. It can also help treat skin infections, skin redness, minor cuts, sunburns etc. It helps the skin look healthier and more radiant and gives your skin a glow up by supporting healthy complexion. READ MORE – CLEAR AND GLOWING SKIN TEA RECIPES