While topical remedies for acne can keep your face acne and spot-free, actually you can help your skin along the road to clearness through your diet. After all, what goes inside your body reflects how it looks on the outside.
Think dark complexion and spots are something just teens get? Think again! About 20 per cent of women are affected by acne well into their 20s and 30s that can be caused by anything from stress to hormone fluctuations and much more. And about the complexion, the smoke and sun sucks the fairness of people almost everywhere.
So, to keep spots and darkness at bay, try including the following eight foods, in your diet. Turn your food plate into a rainbow and make it a routine to follow it for atleast a month strictly.
Your skin will be glowing—and clear—in no time.
Shall we start!!!!!!
- Sweet potatoes
Water is what all our skin needs the most for it to live. Hence, eating a produce-rich diet provides your body with ample of water. It helps in keeping your skin and other body cells sufficiently hydrated. Also, eating colorful, deeply-colored fruits and veggies, particularly those rich in Vitamin A, such as sweet potatoes, spinach and carrots have been proved to enhance skin complexion and looks by increasing its yellowness and redness.
- Oily fish
Eating fish, such as salmon or tuna tend to offer your body with biotin – a form of vitamin B, which among its much functionality produces fatty acids and absorbs amino acids (the building blocks of protein). Deficiency of biotin can cause scaly skin and along with other things — which, clearly, no one wants.
- Almonds or Nuts
Deficiency of minerals like Zinc and selenium have been related with acne in some affectants, which is why nuts, especially almonds and pumpkin seeds are a good, healthy snack to get used to. Packed with vitamin E, nuts can help you maintain a healthy and glowing skin. Selenium aids in increasing the number of infection-fighting WBC (white blood cells), which in turn strengthens their fighting power. It’s worth noting that Vitamin E greatly helps in protecting against UV and sunrays. Hence chewing nuts can be a great alternative to sunscreen.
Besides vitamin E, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron are all essential to skin health and its function.
- Complex carbs
White flour and processed foods tends to raise irritation and swelling causing acne flair-ups. Replacing pasta and white rice with complex carbs such as barley, beans, quinoa, and brown rice can be beneficial for skin as these foods are all lower on the glycemic index.
- Orange juice
Orange juice provides fluids to keep you hydrated. Plus, Vitamin C that acts as an antioxidant that helps in protecting the skin and other cells from damage caused by free radicals present in the environment and within the body. In addition, Vitamin C also helps produce collagen – the body’s main structural protein.
- Chia seeds
Omega-3 fatty acids aid in maintaining the skin cell membranes by guarding the skin and providing it with moisture. Walnuts and Chia seeds are full of these fatty acids (great choices if you’re a vegetarian), just like wild bison and oily fish (great options if you’re a non-vegetarian).
- Sunflower seeds
The little seeds of sunflower are an excellent source of vitamin E that help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals in the environment and in the body (free radicals in excess can harm body cells, including skin cells).
Rich in vitamin C, tomatoes helps to keep the skin firm and rigid by aiding collagen production. Tomatoes also are rich in lycopene – the red pigment that not only gives them the bright red color, however also helps in stimulating our skin circulation.
Hope these foody tips will inspire and get you the complexion you deserve!