By Dr. Debraj Shome, Cosmetic Surgeon & Director, The Esthetic Clinics
Many people want to feel attractive and look au naturel. There are many ways to dazzle like a diva and feel confident sans the cosmetic surgery. One of them is eating right which will work wonders for the skin. If you wish to look radiant and ravishing, opt for these foods which can help amplify your beauty.
Did you know? A number of factors such as hormonal changes, scorching sun, pollution, and stress can wreak havoc on your skin making it more prone to blemishes, dark spots, acne, pigmentation, allergies, wrinkles and infections. Incorporating certain skin-friendly foods in your diet can be a good idea! Yes, you have heard us here! Your eating habits tend to impact your skin along with the overall health. Hence, opting for foods loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can help you get clear and unblemished skin.
Here is a list of foods which you can opt for to look gorgeous, and get that perfect skin!
Fruits for fabulous skin
If you keep yourself away from eating those colorful and antioxidant-rich fruits than you are doing it all wrong! Citrus fruits such as oranges, limes and grapefruits are jam-packed with vitamins and keep your skin, elastic and unblemished. Moreover, eating citrus foods can fight the damage by the free radicals which tend to cause premature ageing, curb bacterial action, and pathogens which are present under your skin, and help it glow naturally. Eating papaya which is considered as a skin cleansing agent can tackle dead cells. Furthermore, including avocados which are abundant in healthy fats and vitamin E can help you deal with skin damage, acne, premature wrinkles, and moisture retention. Going berrylicious can also be a good option. Eat those luscious cherries, blueberries apples, and kiwis packed with antioxidants for a clear complexion, and protection from the damaging effects of the sun.
Go green to get shining skin
Opting for a bowl of fresh green leafy vegetables can be beneficial for your skin. Veggies like spinach, coriander, parsley, and broccoli are full of antioxidants and other essential nutrients which help your skin look youthful and healthy. See to it that you eat them in the form of veggies, curries or salad, and revitalize your skin. Not only this, the vitamin E and C present in these green leafy veggies can slow down the ageing process, and maintain beautiful and youthful skin.
Sip on that green tea for acne-free skin
Do you sip on green tea? No? Well, it’s time to make it a part of your daily menu. Green tea contains antioxidants which aid cell regeneration. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in it can help reactivate cells, fight those free radicals which are responsible for premature ageing and blemishes. Drinking it on a daily basis in the controlled quantities can help fight wrinkles and age spots. It helps you detox and flushes out the toxins from your body. To top it all, it also lowers the levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the hormone which is responsible for causing that notorious acne, and can help keep your skin clean and clear.
Are you aware? Tuna, salmon, sardine, flax and chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A and D. Moreover, vitamin A tends to act as an antioxidant which helps you get that healthy skin, and vitamin D which safeguards your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun by repairing the skin membrane and making it stronger, reduces inflammation, redness, skin irritation, and enhances skin elasticity and hydration. Hence, it can rejuvenate your skin and make it look FLAWLESS!