Keeping that healthy glow that you had in your teens can be as hard as to get into shape if we don’t eat smart. You can spend a lot of money on a night face cream to keep your face hydrated, but still nothing can give you the glow without improving your eating habbits. Piling pounds of the latest super cream your face in the morning might make you feel better, but many beauty professionals no longer believe the product hype. A recent survey of more than 200 beauty professional revealed the believe that a diet rich in vitamins and minerals is more beneficial to your skin than products applied topically such as moisturizers, serums and gels. Also do you know that essential nutrients you need for healthy skin, hair and nails are most beneficial when ingested as part of your diet and have a direct effect on the skin.
Do you have sensitive skin? Or dry skin? Are you worried about wrinkles? There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, so you need to know what food to add and what to avoid according to your skin type.
So, today i’ll be sharing few food items according to your skin type so as to make your skin healthy and flawless.
Your skin is your body’s first line of defense against the elements. When sun, wind, and cold leave skin dry and itchy, don’t hide it under long pants and gloves. Replenish it!
Increase the intake of some fats like safflower and walnut oil. Safflower, you can apply it directly on your skin or you can try olive oil as well. However, safflower has linoleic acid which is an essential fatty acid that you must get through your diet. Avoid foamy cleansers and bubble baths. The suds in the soaps actually pull fats out of your skin. Instead, use a milky cleaner. Try to drink as much water so as to keep your body as well as your skin hydrated. Eat fruits and vegetables which are provides hydration such as cucumber, watermelon, celery, tomato.
If your feel that your skin is more flaky or cracked then try to include skin repairing foods rich in zinc like pumpkin seeds, oysters, sea food, beans and pulses so as to make your skin healthy and to repair your tissues.
Also try to avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugar from your diet as they make your skin even more dry then before.
Oily skin is shiny, thick and dull colored. Often a chronically oily skin has coarse pores and pimples and other embarrassing blemishes. It is prone to blackheads. In this type of skin, the oil producing sebaceous glands are overactive and produce more oil than is needed. The oil oozes and gives the skin a greasy shine. The pores are enlarged and the skin has a coarse look.
Basic causes of oily skin are : Heredity, Diet, Hormone levels, Pregnancy, Birth control pills, Cosmetics you use, Humidity and hot weather.
Oily skin can lead to acne flare-ups. To avoid such problems a proper balanced diet should be followed.
Fiber absorbs the essential nutrients and flushes out toxins from the body. Eating high-fiber foods like brown bread, oats, corn and citrus fruits boosts the skin’s texture and gives you clean, healthy-looking skin.
There can be no miracle other than water. Water is known to be a cleansing agent and flushes out all toxins from the body. Drinking lots of water throughout the day hydrates your body and makes the skin look and feel fresh. Pure water is better than any other beverage.
It is a fact that cucumber is made of 95 percent water. It has anti-oxidant properties and re-hydrates the skin. It has a cooling effect on the skin and helps you achieve clean, fresh-looking healthy skin. For the best effect on your skin, try eating them raw.
Grapefruit is rich in fiber and water content. It is also rich in Vitamin C which helps in flushing out the toxins from your body. For best results, eat grapefruit or the juice without sugar.
Omega 3 Fatty acids:
For healthy skin opt for foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids as these have anti-inflammatory properties. Avocados, soya bean, nuts, tuna and salmon are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.
Also try to avoid dairy products, junk food, fatty meat and added sugars.