5 foods for healthy glowing skin
When talking about skin health, the first thing that pops up in the majority of people’s minds is face creams and other products as well as treatments. While all of that can really make your skin shine (excuse the pun), if you don’t follow a healthy diet then you’ll just be hindering your progress. A lot of people don’t pay enough attention to what they’re eating, and in most cases, it’s the main reason they’re not getting the results they want.
As a matter of fact, your skin cells are expendable, they’re regularly replaced by newer ones every so often, and if you give your body the nutrients it needs, then you will look your best with softer, brighter skin.
While eating healthy foods does keep your skin smooth, time will eventually get its toll on you, and you’ll have more wrinkles as you grow older. With that said, that is no excuse to skimp on your diet as you need to take care of both your look and health. Having an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to the ageing process to speed up dramatically. Overexposure to the sun and tanning beds can also do your skin a lot of harm so keep that in mind.
If you’ve read this and are wondering about what we mean by ‘healthy foods,’ we’ll be listing the 5 healthiest foods that can make you look the youngest you can. These are all foods that are rich in antioxidants.
Why are pumpkins so good for the skin? Well, it’s simple. They are a great source of beta-carotene which, in turn, is essential for making retinol, or vitamin A. Vitamin A and its derivatives are commonly used in OTC topical skin creams in order to stimulate new skin cell productions. Vitamin A can also help against acne and can even remove dark acne scars. By eating pumpkins and other beta-carotene rich foods, not only will you be saving money, but you’ll also be doing your body a favour.
Another thing to note about beta-carotene is that it’s what give vegetable their yellow, orange, and red colours. That’s one way of knowing whether or not a vegetable has more beta-carotene. Following that same train of thought, peppers, yams, carrots, and squash are also rich in beta-carotene.
If this has gotten you interested in implementing pumpkin into your daily diet, here’s how you can do it. The best thing to do would be adding pumpkin to what you already eat, you can add it in the soups, stews or curries that you cook. You can also make a smoothie with it. Just combine it with cinnamon, protein powder, vanilla extract, and nutmeg.
Due to its high water content and fiver, celery is an exquisite food for the skin. It can keep your skin moisturized and adequately hydrated. Keeping your skin hydrated is what can give you a younger, brighter looking skin.
On top of keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized, celery also contains lutein which is said to have protective properties against colon cancer.
If this has gotten you interested in implementing celery into your daily diet, here’s how you can do it. The best way you can go about adding celery into your diet is by making it into juice. You can also try combining it with water, and lemon and then blending the mixture. You can also add celery to your smoothies. With that said, you can always just eat it as a snack.
Olive oil is not a new remedy for the skin. In fact, it’s probably one of the oldest treatments people used to use. Some people even go as far as to put it on top of their skin to prevent to wrinkles but don’t worry, you don’t have to do it to get the most out of it.
What makes olive oil so good for the skin is the fact that the monosaturated fatty acids it contains have been found to protect against premature ageing. Some studies even found that it serves as excellent protection against sun damage.
If this has gotten you interested in implementing olive oil into your daily diet, here’s how you can do it. You’re probably already using olive oil to cook and to prepare salads. However, there’s one important thing you should keep in mind. Olive oil is quite sensitive to high temperature, so don’t over do it with high heat, always keep it on low to ensure you get the most out of it.
Coconut oil is quite a popular choice if you want to have better skin. The best thing about it is that you can both eat it and apply it on your skin to get good results. It’s considered one of the essential ingredients for natural beauty.
What makes coconut oil so healthy for the skin is the fact that it contains lauric acid. It’s basically a fatty acid that can help prevent acne breakouts and can even kill harmful pathogens in the digestive tract that could very much harm your guts.
If you plan on applying coconut oil to your skin, keep these things in mind. It can serve as a natural eye-makeup remover, and sometimes it tends to clog skin pores, so if you’re prone to develop acne, it’s best to not put it on your face.
If this has gotten you interested in implementing coconut oil into your daily diet, here’s how you can do it. Coconut oil is probably the most versatile item on this list. You can use it with a lot of things, be it coffee, tea, smoothies, when baking cakes, anything sweet, coconut oil can make even better. You can even eat it on its own, it’s quite delicious even by itself.
Being one of the better sources of omega 3 fatty acids, wild salmon is a great choice to go to if you want your skin to be healthier. Omega 3 helps your skin stay hydrated and moisturized. It also protects your digestive tract from toxins and can even serve as a lubricant for it, helping your body stay as clean as possible and preventing any harmful toxins from accumulating.
One thing to keep in mind is that you should be able to tell the difference between farmed salmon and wild salmon as the former is not as healthy as the latter. Other similar sources of omega 3 also include sardine and mackerel.
If this has gotten you interested in implementing wild salmon into your daily diet, here’s how you can do it. You can combine salmon with other ingredients that are good for the skin such as lemon and cilantro. You can also add some homemade pesto to top it all off.
About the author: Manju is a beauty/skincare blogger and blogs at mangolift.com. She helps people with their skin care problems and provides tips and guides on how to take care of their skin.
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