For skin that is glowing and healthy you need to make some simple changes to your diet and lifestyle and see fabulous results.
A healthy balanced diet and plenty of fluids are very important for healthy skin. This must include enough protein to help recovery and healing. Certain vitamins and minerals have an important role to play in skin health such as vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, vitamin E, zinc and selenium.
Make sure your face is always clean and be conscious about the food that you are consuming because even if you apply a number of products on your face if your diet isn’t proper , there will be no results. Drink enough water as it reduces wrinkles and maintains your skin elasticity and try having detox juices as they will help clear toxins and given you a clear skin.
Talking about foods to include for healthy skin , walnuts (provides essential fatty acids which helps in reducing inflammation), sunflower seeds (contains vitamin E which is important for skin), sweet potatoes (naturally helps you against sun damage), bell peppers (contain antioxidants ) all these foods can helps you for better skin. If we talk about foods to avoid, refined foods, sugary foods should be avoided as they contain high glycemic index which may lead to acne apart from these try avoiding food with high sodium as they can weaken your collagen production .
We all know how vital vitamin E is for your skin health, and eating nuts is the best way to cover this requirement. Every fancy cream or lotion has nuts in its ingredient list to help protect this requirement. But to gain the maximum benefit, you should directly consume them. That will also add up to the missing Omega 3 from your skin and bring the necessary shine to your skin. Vitamin C is another vital aspect to have glowing and healthy skin. Lemons, fruits with high citrus content, and seasonal fruits are excellent sources of vitamin C. Vitamin C world sling with protein to make collagen which is the key component of skin. Better the collagen, better the skin.
Avoid the use of soaps/face washes. These products dry your skin resulting in draining all the moisture from your skin. You can always make your hydration masks with aloe vera gel and besan ka ghol as a cleansing agent. You can replace face scrubs by making a homemade tomato+sugar scrub or coffee powder scrub. These things keep your skin hydrated and also moisturize it with natural ingredients.
Causes of wrinkles, dryness and dehydrated skin
- Poor Diet
- Excessive intake of salt, sugar and starchy foods
- Less sleep
Tips to maintain healthy and glowing skin
- Incorporate healthy fats into your diet
- Eat antioxidant-rich foods.
- Stay hydrated
- Avoid alcohol and smoking
- Minimise stress and get your beauty sleep
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