Healthy skin from within
We’ve all heard the famous saying “You are what you eat.” A healthy lifestyle and diet doesn’t just lead to a good body, it also shows in your glowing skin – a must for your wedding day!
The skin is the largest organ of the human body, so it utilises vitamins and nutrients from food to maintain its constant repair and rebuilding cycle. A nutritious diet will work wonders for your skin. On the contrary, a greasy, high calorie diet with refined sugar and junk food will not just show up on the weighing scale but also on the outside, and for some people, actually aggravate skin problems like acne and oily skin!
Don’t forget your vitamins
So what are the foods good for the skin?
Foods that are rich in Vitamin A help regulate the skin rebuilding cycle. You can get this from eating vegetables such as carrots, squash, spinach, kale and broccoli, seafood products such as bluefin tuna and salmon, and fruits like melon and apricots.
Add Vitamins C and E on the list – the antioxidants in foods rich in these vitamins help protect the skin and help reduce damage in skin cells that lead to skin aging. Fruits that contain Vitamin C include oranges, grapefruit, papaya, limes and lemons. Vitamin E is found in sweet potatoes, olive oil, avocados, nuts and leafy green veggies.
Let’s drink to your health
Drinking at least eight glasses of water is proven to be a miracle worker for your skin. Now, there is an app called ‘Drinking Water’ that you can download on your smartphone that will remind you to drink water until you reach the required level for the day. It will even track your drinking water habits so you can check if there’s been a marked improvement in your overall well-being.
Green tea is another good drink to add into your diet. It is packed with antioxidants, which help your skin look younger, and for acne-prone individuals, can even lower the levels of the acne-producing hormone dihydrotestosterone.
Find the right combination of a nutritious diet, exercise, an average of 8 hours of sleep a day and a good daily cleansing routine. Your skin will thank you for it in glowing ways!