Foods for skin
Skin Care

Foods Which Can Keep Your Skin Naturally Healthy

Heavy pollution, environmental factors, the stress of balancing work and family life, along with unhealthy eating and snacking as well as aging makes the skin look dull and tired. We all get those blemishes, acne and fine lines which can be covered with makeup but not improved. However, a healthy diet helps to keep them at bay. We can bring some modifications in our diet and follow the basic CTM (Cleansing, Toning and Moisturising) as well as skin rejuvenation treatments done on IPL machines to acquire a glowing, young and healthy skin.

Here are some foods to include in your diet for a healthy and happy skin.

  • Strawberries

These red berries have more anti-ageing vitamin C per serving than oranges and grapefruit. According to researchers, people who eat foods rich in vitamin C have fewer wrinkles and less age-related dry skin issues than those who don’t. Vitamin C fights free radicals, helps stimulate collagen production and supports skin structure. For a smoother, better-hydrated skin eat 1-cup serving of fruit and apply a natural berry mask once or twice a week.

  • Tomatoes

Tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene an antioxidant, which helps protect your skin from sun damage so that it stays smooth and young looking as you age. Tomatoes also contain vitamin A, K, B1, B3, B5, B6, B7 and C. To activate the lycopene benefits, it is important to cook them a little. Simmer them to make a soup or bake a few to blend into hummus or add to your fresh salsa mix. You can also apply the juice or pulp on your skin to activate the lycopene benefits. It helps to tighten the pores and prevent pimple breakouts as well as act as a natural sunscreen.

  • Avocado

Another miracle food packed with antioxidants like lutein and beta-carotene helps to soften the skin and keep it looking supple. It is also a rich source of vitamin E that helps slow down the skin-damaging process, helps in retaining the moisture and prevent premature wrinkling, dullness and acne. It is a perfect superfood for the skin. An easy way to include it in your diet is to drink a cup of avocado juice or mash it up to make a face pack.

  • Beetroot

This beautiful pink coloured fruit is loaded with vitamins and minerals which make you glow instantly. It has anti-inflammatory properties that prevent the outburst of acne and pimples. Apply beetroot juice as a face mask to lighten dark spots and blemishes and get a radiant looking skin. Drink a glass of beetroot juice daily to purify the blood from within and cleanse the toxins leaving you with a healthy glow on your face.

The above mentioned are some of the foods, better known as superfoods to include in your diet to keep your skin healthy and glowing naturally. These foods, when combined with cosmetic treatments such as skin rejuvenation on IPL machines, can further alleviate the skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and uneven skin tone.