If you are anything like me (real junk food addict), then your skin definitely knows and shows that you have been eating all the unhealthy things. Unfortunately, there is no secret serum invented yet which can undo the effects of a bad diet when it comes to your skin. Thankfully enough, this means that if junk foods can have a negative effect on your skin, healthy foods can do the exact opposite!
So, you can simply eat your way to better skin! How amazing is that? Here are a few of the best foods for glowing skin which you must include in your diet-
Avocado is good for your health. But did you know it’s good for your skin too? The fatty acid content of avocado helps in reducing the redness, revive any damage and results in fresh, dewy skin.
Carrots are not only packed with carotenoids but also with vitamin A. Vitamin A prevents the overproduction of skin cells which cause clogged pores. So, make sure you include carrots in your everyday diet.
Dark chocolate is not very popular as it tastes slightly bitter. But it has some amazing health and beauty benefits. Dark chocolate contains flavanols which act as antioxidants. Dark chocolate reduces the roughness of the skin which helps in a healthy appearance of the skin.
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Walnuts are great for increasing your skin’s collagen production, due to the high saturation of omega-3 fatty acids. This results in plumper and younger looking skin.
Have you heard of polyphenols? Polyphenols help regulate the blood flow in your skin and are found in abundance in pomegranate seeds. Having pomegranates is the perfect way to get your glow on! Have it as it is or sprinkle them on your salad or into a smoothie or bowl.
Lemon is one powerful food which can help you detox your body and get rid of waste. It helps in cleansing the liver and helps in building up new enzymes which help in eliminating toxins in your blood. Start your day with a squeeze of lemon in a warm glass of water for a clear, radiant complexion.
Blueberries are the best food for glowing skin and healthier hair. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants to protect you from ageing and help to even skin tone.
Cucumber is both hydrating and cooling for the body, and staying well hydrated is rule number one for great looking skin.
These tiny little seeds are packed with a lot of anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids. Inflammation shows up on the skin in two ways: one breakouts and second as premature wrinkles. Make sure to include chia seeds in your diet.
Keep a bottle of water with you at all times and keep sipping on it. Drinking water throughout the day will keep your system internally hydrated, the results of this will be seen on your skin. Water helps in flushing out the harmful toxins from your system.
Glowing skin is a sign of good health. Hence, you must try and consume healthy food and follow a strict diet plan to achieve glowing skin. Throw out all bad food habits and start following a new lifestyle, this new year!
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Tanisha Diwan, among other things is primarily a shopaholic, devourer of books, fashion & food writer, daydreamer and traveler, who still takes delight in reading hopeless romantic novels and sipping on hot masala chai.