There is no shortage of serums, creams, and highlighters that we can apply on our skin to fake a glow. But if you truly want to achieve that much coveted radiance sans cosmetic products, begin from the inside; take note of what you put in your body.
Here are five food items that you can eat for healthy, glowing skin.
These little wonders do a huge deal for the skin as they are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids, which protect skin from aging and keeps it supple and hydrated. MediCard’s Dr. Nicky Montoya suggests opting for red, blue, and black berries as they contain the highest level of antioxidants. Introduce berries to your meal by adding them in oatmeal or salad, or, simply swap them for your usual candy treats.
This superfood is rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids which help the skin maintain its elasticity. Salmon also acts as a natural sunscreen as eating it increases skin’s ability to protect itself from sun’s damaging rays. It also reduces inflammation and helps prevent skin cancer. Dr. Montoya recommends eating salmon three times a week for radiant skin.
Sunflower seeds’s vitamin E and beta carotene keep the skin young and healthy. They protect it from free radical damage, help diminish appearance of scars, combat UV rays, and delay onset of wrinkles. Sunflowers are packed with essential fatty acids that increase production of collagen and elastin—essential components for a smooth and soft skin.
Drinking green tea helps lessen facial redness, flushes out toxins from the body, and improves blood circulation. Its anti-inflammatory properties may also help delay skin aging. Dr. Montoya recommends drinking at least one cup of green tea daily to read its benefits.
Greek yogurt is considered an anti-aging food as protein from dairy is known to help skin become firmer. It also nurtures vital cells, and breaks down harmful cells and bacteria in the body, thus preventing wrinkles and giving you flawless, glowing skin. Furthermore, yogurt also increases good bacteria in the body, which help fight acne-causing bacteria.
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