Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Top 5 foods for beautiful skin

Have you always wanted flawless skin? Do you often splurge on beauty products and facial treatments to achieve that radiating glow? Well, today I'm gonna share with you a simple, affordable yet natural way to obtain beautiful skin. First off, it's important to know that your skin condition is mostly dependent on your diet and not on what product you apply. What you eat affects the quality of skin. So start by eating the right food for your body. Here are my top 5 foods for beautiful skin.

1.  Lemons
Lemons helps remove fat-soluble toxins and old hormones, which may trigger breakouts and worsen oily skin. It also emulsifies fats,keeping the skin hydrated. Furthermore, the lemon rind contains the flavonoid limonoid, which kills bacteria in the mouth and intestines, preventing bacterial-driven acne flare-ups

2. Pumpkin Seeds
If you're only eating pumpkin seeds in October, you're missing out. Filled with zinc, vitamin E, sulfur, and omega-3 fats, the seeds  nourish, restore, and hydrate the skin. They can also repair blemish marks when you've had a breakout.

3. Papaya
The fruit acts as a vitamin  serum and exfoliant all-in-one, helping to brighten and tighten skin. Papaya also contains the digestive enzyme, papain, which helps decrease redness in the skin by combating inflammation.

4. Tomato Juice
The lycopene in tomatoes helps prevent UVA and UVB damage. Tomato juice also lightens dull skin. An eight-ounce glass gives you a sun protection factor (SPF) of 5, so don't forget to add some sunscreen! So Start your day with a fresh tomato juice.

5. Red Cabbage: It contains anthocyanins which help decrease the formation of wrinkles and inhibit hyper-pigmentation. It also has six times more vitamin C than green cabbage and contains the nutrient sulforaphane, which helps clear toxins from the body that can lead to fine lines.

Of course, these aren't the only food that's good for your skin. The list of foods definitely goes on and on, but I'm merely listing the 5 foods that I find easily available in households. Well, at least in mine -Yes, I do have a bag of pumpkin seeds lying around. Nevertheless, you shouldn't neglect your beauty products either. A daily application of at least a moisturizer, toner and a standard facial wash in the morning and at night before you go to sleep.

Speaking of sleep, I have to emphasize the importance of having the right amount of sleep. Not getting enough sleep actually prevents your skin to recover from its daily damage such as dehydration. So please do get sufficient amount of beauty sleep! You can find out more about how sleep and beauty are interrelated on the link below.

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Do follow these tips and hopefully, this helps to solve your skin issues. 
Good luck!

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