Now that the party season is done and dusted, it is time to get your skincare game back on track. The frequent late nights, drinking and makeup with no proper skincare has probably left your skin looking dull and lacklustre. Bummer! But the good news is eating healthy could easily remedy this problem.
Now eating healthy is often associated with losing weight, but that’s not what we’re talking about. We’re talking about including a few superfoods in your diet to completely change your skincare game this year. Want to know what these foods are? Take a look at the list below to bring that glow back on!
Want your skin to look soft, supple and healthy? We suggest you include a handful of almonds in your daily diet. Being a rich source of skin-loving ingredients such as selenium, zinc, omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, nuts such as almonds and walnuts help to purify the blood and nourish the skin. So load up on these especially when you’re craving a mid-meal snack and you can kiss dull, tired skin goodbye in 2020!
If your skin has been feeling particularly dry and dehydrated (alcohol and winters to blame), then tweak your diet this year to include about two to four avocados a week. This fruit is brimming with monounsaturated fats that help to form a protective layer on your skin, preventing moisture loss. The vitamin E in avocados reduces the signs of premature ageing by working as an antioxidant and protecting your skin against radical damage. Hello, youthful skin!
For all those who are convinced that healthy food can’t be yummy, allow us to prove you wrong. Make dark chocolate a part of your diet if you want to flaunt glowing skin sooner rather than later. Packed with flavanoids and antioxidants, consuming a small bar of dark chocolate a week is a great way to provide your skin with all-round protection. But ensure that your chocolate contains at least 80% pure cocoa or above.
Most people do not know the importance of eating dragon fruit, but let us tell you that it is one of the healthiest fruits for your skin. Packed with nutrients such as vitamins A, E and C as well as magnesium, dragon fruit improves hormone balance (acne-prone girls, this one’s for you) and keeps your skin looking youthful and radiant for longer. Make sure you consume at least two to three dragon fruits every week.
If your skin is feeling extra sensitive, it’s time to include about 1.5 teaspoons of flax seeds in your daily diet and watch your skin improve. The high fibre, protein and mineral content in flax seeds help to clean your system by flushing out toxins and making your skin look clear and glowing. Just sprinkle them in your dosa batter or on your salad and you’re good to go!