You are what you eat, hence it’s extremely important to keep a check on what you’re putting your mouth. While having a good skincare regimen can help you maintain good skin, what you eat can make a lot of difference as well.
WRINKLES AND FINE LINES
Kiwi: Loaded with vitamin C, kiwi promotes production of collagen. Eating kiwi regularly keeps wrinkles and fine lines at bay.
Watermelon: Dehydrated and dry skin is more prone to wrinkles. Watermelon contains 95 per cent water, which keeps skin hydrated and healthy.
Olive oil: Pollution and exposure to the sun can severely damage skin and cause premature ageing. Olive oil contains polyphenols, a micronutrient that protects skin cells from external damage like pollution and sun exposure. Drizzle some in your salad every day for a youthful skin.
Cucumber: Cucumber is enriched with silica that helps boost hyaluronic acid—a natural acid produced by your skin to maintain moisture levels for smooth, flawless and hydrated skin.
Avocado: Avocado has become a superfood for a reason. It contains healthy monounsaturated fats that help your skin retain moisture.
Carrot: Carrots contains carotenoids, a pigment that gives carrots its bright orange colour. But, don’t worry eating too much won’t turn you orange. However, it will brighten up grey complexion. Papaya and pumpkin have similar benefits too.
Dark chocolate: Here’s some good news! You can enjoy a few squares of 70 per cent cocoa without any guilt thanks to the antioxidants present in dark chocolate. Eating a small limit daily will add a natural glow to your skin.
Beetroot: Beetroot purifies blood and removes toxins, increasing oxygen in blood. This makes the skin radiant and bright.
Papaya: Papaya is rich in vitamin C that makes it a natural skin brightening agent and helps lighten dark spots and uneven skin tone.
Tomato: The perfect remedy to remove tan, tomatoes increase the skin’s natural SPF to prevent sun damage. They are also rich in vitamin C, which helps brighten skin.
Apricot: They make for perfect snacks when hung pangs get the best of you. Apricots renew skin cells making you complexion brighter.
Strawberries: Strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid that clear clogged pores. It’s also a good source of dietary fibre and helps in eliminating harmful toxins, keeping your skin acne-free. The folic acid present in strawberries aids in cell regeneration and the production of new cells in your bodies. Eating strawberries daily can help skin fight troublesome free-radicals.
Lemon: Lemon is an antibacterial that cleanses toxins out of your gut, leaving you with clearer skin. It’s also a powerhouse of vitamin C and has antibacterial properties. Drinking lemon water promotes the liver to flush out toxins and maintains the pH balance of the body.
Kidney beans: Kidney beans are enriched with antioxidants and zinc that helps treat blemishes and dark spots.