Diet tips for healthy and glowing skin!

 Ever heard the saying "You are what you eat"? Well there is nothing that is more true when it comes to your skincare routine! Several skin issues can be caused by our diet without us even realizing it.

Drinking water is one of the healthiest habits you can have for your skin and your entire body. When you drink plenty of water throughout the day, you are providing your inner organs and your skin—the largest organ of your body—with moisture that has been lost through sweat and other natural processes.

 

Acne: 

Foods that are high in iodine can essentially aggravate your acne. Foods such as shellfish, soy sauce, fish, shrimp, milk, yoghurt, cheese, and iodized salt are all high in iodine. To prevent your skin from breaking out in acne, try eating these foods in small consumptions or every alternate day.

Although acne breakouts are common in youngsters due to hormonal changes, frequent breakouts are a sign of bad food habits. According to doctors, foods like pizzas, French fries, and burgers cause pimples. Regularly consuming these foods lead to frequent acne breakouts, both in adolescents and adults. Diets with high quantities of refined carbohydrates promote mild to chronic inflammation that results in acne and pimples.

 

Ageing: 

The key to ageing gracefully is having a diet that is full of antioxidants. The benefits of consuming antioxidants include reducing the risk of heart diseases and certain cancers, and most of all they  help protect the skin's surface from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and environmental aggressors like UV and pollution.

Foods such as berries, dark chocolate, pecans, bell peppers, oranges, kale, raspberries, artichokes, beans, red cabbage, spinach and beats are all great for powerfully ageing gracefully. 

 

Dry skin: 

The number one way to stay hydrated both internally and externally is to HYDRATE!!!

Drinking 3-4 cups of water a day can have a huge positive impact on your skin and overall health.

Foods such as cucumber, sweet potatoes, squash, Matcha, and most importantly water can help with aiding dry skin.

 

Preventing Melanoma: 

Melanoma is a dangerous form of skin cancer which often occurs from severe sun damage and lack of protective clothing and sunscreen. However, many foods can help prevent you from contracting melanoma. Heart-healthy diets, complete with fish and leafy greens, have been found to protect your skin best from melanoma. In addition to eating these foods, using sunscreen should be one of your main daily priorities! 

 

Overall skin health:

The best way to fight free radicals and eliminate refined carbohydrates is to have foods that contain high amounts of antioxidants. And fresh vegetables and fruits are abundant in antioxidants, and hence, can fight free radical formation.

Various types of nuts, such as walnuts, peanuts, and almonds, keep your skin smooth. Add a handful of chia and flax seeds in your daily diet, and you will notice a change in your skin’s texture within a few months.

 


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