When it comes to Radiant and Super Sexy looking skin, what you put in your body may matter more than what you put on your skin.
Simple Thumb Rule to Remember: Eat Right for Great skin
You will definitely think about how nutrition affects your internal health and your weight, but eating the right foods can also improve the quality of your skin. Beautiful glowing skin begins in your kitchen with the food you make. The saying is true that - you are what you eat.
I have listed down few food articles which would not only keep you looking young and give you a radiant complexion, but they will also improve your health and allow your body and skin to heal faster.
Pomegranates have been known to be the most strongest natural antioxidants, as they contain several nutritious vitamins and minerals. This fruit is extremely advantageous for glowing skin, along with many added health benefits. It's loaded with vitamin B, C, calcium and phosphorous. Drinking the fruit’s juice is also beneficial to your heart, as it prevents artery clogging.
Including this fruit in your diet can increase your UV light protection and SPF by 25%, as they are full of ellagic acid, which makes your skin heal and renew faster. It also contains agents to prevent prostate cancer, asthma, anemia, intestinal irritations, morning sickness and poor appetite.
The use of olive oil dates back to the Egyptians, this ancient beauty treasure has been claimed to be the most secret ingredient to beautiful skin.
Olives/olive oil contain vitamin E and Oleic oil which is known to plump up your skin cells, and give you protection against the harmful free radicals in your body, therefore reducing fine lines and wrinkles on your skin.
The mono-saturated fats in olives/olive oil combined with the antioxidant protection and vitamin E lowers the risk of damage and inflammation of your skin.
It promotes soft radiant skin, help maintain your skin elasticity, heal dry and brittle nails and cuticles, and will condition and shine your hair.
Eggs are known as a complete source of quality protein for your diet. They are full of nutritional vitamins and minerals, it's no wonder body builders & weight lifters consume lots of them for muscles growth.
Eggs contain very high levels of lecithin, which is one of the primary building blocks of your cell walls. This protects your skin from aging by keeping it firm and wrinkle free. Eggs also contain coenzyme Q10, which heightens the levels of squalene in your skin. This keeps your skin hydrated and supple.
Two other antioxidants found in eggs yolks, lutein and zeaxanthin can help prevent eye cataracts and macular degeneration, which are two of the most leading age related eye conditions.
Carrots are high in the antioxidant beta-carotene, which can prevent your skin from aging and can reverse any damage that has already incurred.
Beta-carotene gives carrots it's orange color. It also converts vitamin A in your body, to help improve your eyesight. Not getting enough vitamin A can actually lead to night blindness, so it's important to eat carrots on a daily basis.
This orange vegetable helps to combat free radicals that contribute to various diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration.
Raisins are a wonderful sweet snack full of antioxidants that promote good health and glowing skin. They are full of resveratrol, which is a powerful antioxidant that slows down the speed of your skin cells age.
Although raisins are quite sticky and sweet, they are actually good for your teeth and gums. They don't cause tooth decay or gum disease, but promote good oral hygiene.
Raisins, like carrots help improve the health of your eyesight. They act as a preventative measure for macular degeneration.
Phytonutrients and olenolic acid are the key nutrients in raisins that help get rid of all impurities in your blood. Think of it as a cleanser for your blood.
They are also beneficial to strengthen your bones and help prevent osteoporosis. The minerals in raisins work together with estrogen to improve your overall health.
Green tea is full of powerful antioxidants that help our cells live longer, making our skin look and feel younger.
It's known to help slow down the aging cycle, by helping collagen fight off free radicals to keep your skin looking smooth and protect against UV damage.
Be sure to steep your green tea for about 3 minutes, to allow the health promoting nutrients to be released. If you steep for too long, the tea gets too bitter and may decrease your iron absorption and cause constipation.
Eating any tomato-based foods such as tomato juice may help clear up acne. Lycopene [the phytochemical that makes tomatoes red] may lower an acne-promoting hormone, it is suggested to include tomato-based foods in your diet between three and five times a week.
Lycopene may also help defend your skin from UV rays and other carotenoids found in orange to reddish-coloured fruits and vegetables help in improving the skin’s antioxidant status.
Fish and seafood
People who eat diets high in fish and seafood have less skin wrinkling. That might be because the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and seafood which slows down the wrinkling process.
Omega-3s can also help combat acne in a similar way. Acne spots can look red and are often warmer to the touch, a clear sign of inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids have mood-regulating benefits, which can help with the stress component of having acne. It is recommended that acne sufferers consume four to five servings of oily fish per week in order to treat the condition.
Check the packaging of your skin products and you’re likely to see ceramides in the list of ingredients. These lipid molecules, which help your skin maintain its moisture, can also be found in foods such as brown rice. When you eat naturally occurring ceramides, they get incorporated into the outer layer of your skin and help it maintain its hydration.
Here are ten simple things you can do for a clean, clear, healthy & Beautiful Skin:
Eat a balanced diet full of fibre, fruits, and vegetables
Keep your hands off of your face and keep your cell phone and headphones clean
Drink plenty of clear liquids and water and avoid drinking too much soda, which is full of sodium, and usually caffeine, sugar, and artificial ingredients
Always protect your skin from the sun!
Never go to bed with a dirty face. Always remove all makeup and wash your face with a mild cleanser before bed. Especially after a night out, your skin will thank you in the morning
Always get your “beauty sleep”; lack of sleep can add to stress and cause breakouts
Never squeeze or pop a pimple
Use a facial mask appropriate for your skin type weekly
Gently exfoliate dead skin and surface debris weekly or biweekly, depending on your skin type
When it comes to makeup, less is definitely more. And again, your skin will thank you
About Dt. Ankita Gupta Sehgal, She is one of the leading dietitian in Delhi, operating from Rajouri Garden, West Delhi. She has 9 years of experience in helping her clients achieve their health goals like weight loss, weight gain, meal management, High Cholesterol Control, High Blood Sugar, Pre & Post Pregnancy Diet and PCOD/PCOS Diet Corrections. She believes in providing diet straight from home kitchen and doesn't makes you eat any artificial aftermarket supplements. She is one of the best dietician in Delhi. Feel Free to Book Your Appointment Online or Call her at +91-9873974659 today.