What To Eat For Healthy Glowing Skin

The largest organ in our body is the skin which protects us from the outside world. Apart from that, it also protects us from bacteria, viruses, pollution, and chemical substances that we face every day.  Some of the factors that affect our skin are hormonal changes, as well as, imbalances, genetic predisposition, chronic inflammatory or autoimmune conditions and aging. Other than this, lifestyle-related factors like stress, lack of exercise, poor sleep patterns, smoking, low hydration, and diet also affect our skin. What we consume daily is absorbed in the blood stream and affects the skin’s appearance. Foods also have a beneficial effect on our skin. As we are consuming many nutrition every day, it forms skin fibres, structure and in the protection of this amazing organ.  Let’s see here some of the natural skin care tips.

  • Chia and flaxseeds, walnuts, leafy greens, hemp seeds, algae, Brussels sprouts, vegetable oil are some of the Omega 3 rich foods. Omega 3 fatty acids are the essential component of cell membranes which enables them to function well and is also elastic. These will act as natural moisturisers which reduces dryness. This makes the skin to look smoother, as well as, plumper.
  • Berries, fruits, vegetables, and cacao are rich in antioxidant which helps decrease the effects of environmental damage caused by sun exposure and pollution. It also protects the skin against free radicals. As free radicals are unstable molecules, it can cause damage to our cells. It also speeds up the aging process by creating fine lines, wrinkles, and Dark Age spots.
  • Bell peppers, kiwi, strawberries, oranges, papaya, broccoli, tomatoes, peas, and kale contain Vitamin C. This vitamin is popular as it is a powerful anti-oxidant. It protects the skin against free radical damage, reduces brown spots, and pigmentation and also needed for collagen production. Collagen helps in the structural protein that forms cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bones, and skin. Along with elastin and keratin, it gives structure elasticity. It also works along with  other nutrients such as amino acids proline and lysine to build collagen
  • Whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, algae, green leafy vegetables are rich in Protein. It is necessary for tissue repair and the construction of new tissue. Protein is essential for all the cells as it maintains its life including the skin cells.  The structural proteins like hair, skin, nails, collagen, elastin, and keratin contain different combinations of amino acids and these are essential for healthy skin.

Apart from the above, you can also take the foods that are rich in Copper, Silica foods, zinc-containing foods, and other nutrients. Apart from all of the above, it is ideal to hydrate your body by drinking water frequently. When you follow the above skin care tips, your skin will remain healthy and glowing.

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