We all dream of having a picture perfect glowing skin yet often miss out because of a lack of proper nutrition.
You are what you eat and the same principle applies when it comes to your hair and skin. If you are healthy on the inside, then it will reflect on your outsides as well.
The regular cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine will not help everyone equally if you do not keep other external and internal factors at play.
Make sure you religiously remove your makeup before hitting the sheets. The skin needs to breathe overnight. And makeup prevents that, as leaving it on overnight clogs the pores which may cause blemishes and/or blackheads.
Internal factors like genes, stress, disturbed sleep patterns, and unhealthy eating all cause dull and aged skin.
External factors like excessive smoking, pollution, tanning and so on are also major contributors.
Healthy eating or choosing ‘skin foods’ is primarily important if you want healthy and glowing skin.
Keep a note of what you put on your plate. Eat fresh fruits, greens, sufficient protein and vitamins. A diet rich in vitamin C and low in fats and sugar promotes radiant skin.
Consider a low-sugar diet, which can keep insulin levels down, allowing cells to maintain a healthy balance.
To ward off skin problems, we have curated a list of skin-friendly foods for you to consume so that you can get good results:
Tomatoes are full of lycopene, a phytochemical that provides red pigment and glowing skin! It also helps in strengthening skin collagen that boosts the youthful nature of the skin!
Tomato paste actually helps to guard the skin against sunburn, when consumed or applied!
These vegetables are packed with beta-carotene, vitamin A, and antioxidants which prevent the overproduction of cells in the skin’s outer layer! Carrots are easily available in the market so make sure that you include them in your daily diet. Vitamin A also helps in reducing the development of skin-cancer cells, thereby making carrots an essential part of any daily diet.
3) Turmeric: (Haldi)
Indians have always sworn by this game-changing spice which contains healing properties! It relieves pain and can be mixed with milk to reduce irritations and swelling.
Turmeric’s active antioxidant, cur-cumin, is one of the most effective anti-inflammatory options and the results are quick as well. Turmeric is helpful for our skin as it lightens pigmentation and can help prevent premature ageing!
Eggs contain biotin which is considered to be a beauty vitamin! The yolk is rich in vitamins that are essential for proper cell function and you should consume two eggs daily to get healthy and glowing skin. Eggs also help reduce acne, dry skin and rashes.
5) Spinach: (Paalak)
The beneficial properties of green leafy vegetables are well-known but as it turns out, spinach is the most beneficial leafy green out of the lot.
High levels of folate, an essential B vitamin which helps maintain and repair DNA, is present in substantial amounts in spinach.
This makes it a must-have for all age groups, especially when it comes to people who are skin-conscious.
Oats is a nutrient-dense whole food with high fibre, which brightens up skin and tightens it too. Oats minimize blood-sugar levels which cleanse the skin of rashes and open pores!
Oats are a high source of silicon, a trace mineral that also helps skin to retain its elasticity, slowing the signs of premature ageing.
7) Flaxseeds: (Alsi ke beej)
Flaxseeds are high in Omega-3 fatty acids and they help in alleviating inflammatory skin issues and improves overall hydration of skin cells.
They are known for their spot-erasing benefits and skin tightening too!
Here at Keeros, we always encourage everyone to opt for healthier options and we’ve created tastier and nutritious combinations for you to munch on!
Try our health-packed refills packs and switch to a cleaner lifestyle.