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10 Better Eating Habits For Healthier Skin

By Trishi Dhingra

Updated - May 4, 2020 5 min read

If you think with your stomach too then it's time to think healthier. The key to a glowing, better skin lies on your plate and not in the label of some extravagant beauty product. Since lockdown has clearly messed up our daily routine, the famous proverb; You are what you eat is important now more than ever. Your eating habits, good, bad or demented will all be revealed by your skin sooner than later.  A wholesome diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, dietary fibres is the answer to all your skin problems. 



My advice; switch to these 10 good eating habits that'll heal, nourish and restore the inside of your body and give you a radiant more florid skin. 



1. 2 Eggs A Day, Everyday!

Crack-opened, boiled, half-fried or scrambled, you already know that eggs are the real storehouses of protein. What you didn't know that it is also a good source of lutein which helps in keeping the skin hydrated and firm. Eggs even contain natural oils like amino-acids that actually helps in building collagen, a blessing for skin. Put them in your everyday salad or just make a cup omelette, it'll be the right thing that goes to your skin. 


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2. Make This Your Morning Ritual

A spoonful of ghee should be the first thing you put in your body followed by a lukewarm glass of water with 1/4 tablespoon turmeric and maybe a glass of natural aloe vera juice. While ghee helps in smooth digestion of other natural ingredients of our food, the water with turmeric will serve as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent, preventing acne, pimples, black marks on the face. Stick to this routine for 6 weeks and you'll see the guaranteed results. 

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3. Daily Dose Of Vitamin C

The 'c' in vitamin C stands for clear skin for sure. They are super antioxidants, immunity boosters and a real doctor for skin blemishes. The vitamin got its name from collagen a natural protein found in our skin, nails and hair, which helps in boosting the red in our skin and keep skin infections and diseases at bay. Food items like broccoli, guavas, strawberries, papaya, orange, kiwi, lemon, sweet potato, etc. are all rich in vitamin C. Include them in your daily vegetable or fruit salads or even oatmeal and you'll be fine. 

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4. Make A Rainbow Out Of Veggies

Vegetables are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. They not only protect your skin from UV-rays but also keeps it hydrated and damage-free. A bowl of veggies every day works like magic. Include fresh vegetables like tomatoes, bell peppers, broccoli, lettuce, avocados, carrots and all your other favourite vegetables and you've got yourself a younger-looking skin in 6 to 8 weeks. Side tip; drizzle olive oil in the salad for additional blood flow and flavour. 

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Maybe you'd like to find out how potatoes can also be used as a beauty product.



5. Go Nuts

2-3 Almonds in a day along with 5-6 walnuts should do the trick for your skin. Why? You ask. While almonds are a good source of vitamin E, they not only protect the skin from any damage but also promote healthy skin growth. On the other hand, walnuts are stacked with essential fatty acids such as omega-3, vitamin E and C, zinc, selenium and protein which prevents sagging of your pretty skin and keep it plump and youthful. Add them in your salad, oats or make a sherbet, that's your call. 


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6. Fish Is The Answer!

Salmons, sardines, cod, tunas or more, fishes are a reliable source of free fatty acids or omega-3 that helps the building of healthier skin cells in the body. They are also known to reduce inflammation which is a good thing because; no more cell damages, flaking and dry skin. Keep it in your diet for lunch or dinner and you are sorted.


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7. Dark Chocolates

I bet you didn't see this one coming. Well, dark chocolates are known to improve blood flow and hydrate the body and it is practically harmless because there is no sugar in it. The cocoa in these chocolates is rich in antioxidants and flavonols that will not only protect your skin from sun damage but also help you out with wrinkles, skin thickness and texture. Don't go overboard though. 

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8. A Bowl Of Fruity Goodness

Fruits are stacked with vitamins, minerals, dietary fibres and yummy flavours. Adding fruits like kiwi that prevents microbial infections along with oranges, grapes, pomegranates, etc. known for vitamin C can never go wrong. Although don't miss out on other fruits such as strawberries since they are major health boosters, papayas that regulate blood pressure and improve bowel movement and digestion, making your body free of toxins, hence a better skin and watermelons for hydration. 

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9. A Spice Of Life: Black Pepper

Spices are almost never good for skin but somehow black pepper managed to be an exception. From adding flavours in your bland food to low-key, improving skin conditions, black pepper can do it all. The reason behind its second personality is the presence of antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant enzymes. Sprinkle it in your soups, stews salads or take a quarter spoon in your ginger-lemon green tea, it is bound to serve you well.

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10. Your Water-ful Friend

6 to 8 glasses of water is an obvious eating habit but adding slices of lemons, cucumbers, watermelons, etc. in your glass of water is an out of the box movie that'll make drinking all the more interesting. Since water is already known to be a natural cleanser of our body, swanking it up with fruits will not only plus the benefits and minerals but also helps in cleaning the skin pores. A win-win situation for the entire body.

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Beautiful skin starts with a devotional diet and a promise to follow the routine. Make mistakes but learn too. All The Best!



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