Eat Your Way to A Blemish Free Skin
Eating right not only keeps you energised and healthy, it helps you look radiant too!
For that healthy, glowing complexion you have always wanted, nourish your body with foods rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
6 skin food we have on the top of our list are:
Do you know tomatoes can be a natural sunscreen for your skin? There is a magical component in tomatoes called lycopene, that could protect your skin from UV damage and sunburn. Being an antioxidant-rich food, tomatoes help reduce the amount of cell-damaging free-radicals in the body and slow down the aging process to give you a youthful skin!
Berries such as goji berries, blueberries, strawberries are good for the skin because they are loaded with a potent antioxidant known as phenolics. The main function of phenolics is to help the plant withstand environmental stress, and they can do this to your skin too! They help protect the skin from aging, repair environmental damage by reviving the skin’s natural defence thus making your skin look fresher and healthier!
Coconut water is a great hydrating beverage as it is full of electrolytes. The hydrating properties of coconut water may help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, increase skin elasticity and give the dewy glow to your skin. It is said that phytohormone- kinetin, found in young coconut water shows strong anti-aging effects on human skin cells.
Studies have shown that turmeric, whether used orally or topically may provide therapeutic benefits for skin health attributed to its powerful antioxidant- curcumin! Our daily diet regime could do with the addition of fresh turmeric as spice in cooking, brewed into turmeric tea or ground into a powder to be mixed into drinks. Turmeric is a low-cost natural remedy to treat acne due to its strong anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
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Find an abundance of skin-friendly nutrients such as vitamin C, sterols, phospholipids and omega fatty acids in sea buckthorns, with the functions of enhancing skin collagen production, fighting inflammation and strengthening skin barrier. Sea buckthorn oil, whether used orally or topically, helps to restore skin moisture and helps your skin heal from wounds, sunburns, dark spots or scars.
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From almonds to walnuts, cashews nuts and brazil nuts, nuts make great healthy snacks in your daily diet. Packed with skin-healthy nutrients like copper, zinc, vitamin A, C and E, they aid in a glowing, smoother looking skin. Another thing you should not forget is the healthy fat naturally present in nuts, that helps to fight inflammation and keeps skin supple and moisturised.
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Also, do your utmost to limit sugary food or drinks, refined grains, fast food, dairy products and alcohol. These foods are known to trigger inflammation and promote free radical damage to cells. Prolonged consumption of such foods may potentially cause acne and ruin your skin.
Most food that is beneficial for skin also promotes good health so start today and eat your way to blemish free skin!