Healthy, supple, smooth skin is a dream for most people. But it’s super easy to fulfil this dream. The more natural and wholesome you eat, the better your skin gets. Here are a few skin-friendly tips which you may want to try!!
#1 Fruits & vegetables are a storehouse of vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A-rich foods such as papaya, peaches, carrots, green leafy vegetables etc. increase resistance against infections & support skin growth.
#2 Vitamin C rich foods such as lime juice, amla, oranges, sweet lime, guava, spinach etc. help in collagen synthesis, a protein that holds the skin cells together, promoting clear skin and a fresh complexion.
#3 Vegetable juices are a fantastic option to provide vitamins and minerals to the skin as they are directly absorbed into the bloodstream and also keep you hydrated throughout.
#4 Sprouts are wonder foods concentrated in essential nutrients. They are called ‘live foods’ as they contain enzymes that help in better digestion and absorption of proteins, necessary to maintain skin texture.
#5 Tomatoes are rich in lycopene- an antioxidant that protects the skin from internal damage.
#6 Flaxseeds, walnuts, chia are all excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids that reduce skin inflammation and improve skin texture.
#7 Nuts and seeds like almonds, pistas, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds are rich in vitamin E, which increase blood flow to the skin, making it smooth and supple.
#9 Excess tea/coffee dehydrates the skin & interferes with the absorption of nutrients adding to the dead, dull and dry look. Avoid it! Instead consume green tea which is an excellent antioxidant & skin rejuvenator.
#10 Avoid processed, refined or ready to eat foods as they contain preservatives and chemicals which add on to your skin woes.
#11 Limit the intake of alcohol as it provides nothing but empty calories, leaching away the essential oils from your body.
#12 Lastly, exercise regularly to improve blood flow throughout the body and improve skin oxygenation.