As a bride to be, there are multiple rounds of fittings, salon appointments, dermatology visits and much more. But the one thing that will truly reflect on your skin is the inner glow and that can come only by eating right. Here are the things that you should be eating instead of buying expensive potions to slather on your skin!
The season is just right for it too! One cup of strawberries has 130% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C, which is essential for good skin. It boosts the production of collagen that keeps skin tight. Berries are also a rich source of ellagic acid that keeps skin from sagging. So stock up on those berries!
An apple a day keeps the doctor away and in this case, even dermatology fees! The peel of an apple is a healthy source of antioxidants which keeps your skin glowing. It also contains quercetin, an antioxidant that protects against sunburn and skin cancer.
For all you non-vegetarians out there, this is a blessing in disguise. You can load up on your regional fish food without any worries. As one of the richest sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, it’s vital for skin hydration, radiance, and several cardiac health benefits. Furthermore, it is rich in anti-inflammatory fats and selenium, a mineral responsible for tissue elasticity. Opt for curries and steamed fish over fried.
4. Dark Chocolate
Yes, you read that right! Chocolate, specifically dark is full of antioxidants like Flavonols and low in sugar. Flavonols protect skin from UV damage, fight free radicals and boost circulation. Feeling low at night? Mix in some dark chocolate with hot milk and enjoy a good old cuppa!
5. Olive Oil
It’s the holy grail of every ancient Greeks and Romans beauty routine. It moisturizes skin from within, regenerates skin cells and protects against free radicals. Also, you can use olive oil in different home-made face masks too to keep dry skin hydrated.
Now you have one more reason to eat that extra guacamole! Avocados keep your skin flexible and moisturized. It is also a good source of vitamin E, which is an important antioxidant that helps protect your skin from oxidative damage.
Walnuts are a good source of essential fatty acids, which are fats that your body cannot make itself. Since its rich in omega-3, it reduces inflammation of the skin and promotes a healthy glow consequently!
8. Whole Grains
Eating low-GI (Glycaemic Index) foods help us avoid the spikes in hormones that can contribute to skin damage and wrinkles. Choose wholegrain over white versions of bread, rice and pasta and snack on oatcakes, nuts, and seeds. Wholegrain, like oats and millet, are excellent sources of the trace mineral silica, which is essential for healthy skin, hair and nails.
9. Matcha Tea
Not only is this brew high in EGCG, which has been shown to rejuvenate skin cells, but drinking two cups a day will hydrate you, "preventing that dry, flaky, tight feeling on your face".
Along with that collagen-boosting vitamin C, the dark, leafy green boasts vitamin K, "which can reduce those dark circles that may form under your eyes".
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