Have you ever thought about how the food you eat can affect your skin?
The best way to have healthy skin is to get proper nutrition. Your skin requires a proper supply of nutrients to look healthy and is very responsive to the kind of food you eat.
So, a balanced diet is very important for your skin to feel and look good.
Here are some suggestions, made by nutritionists based on your skin type. ( oily, dry, combination, ageing)
Foods For Ageing skin
- Protein: Low fat milk, milk products and meats like chicken, fish, egg whites should be consumed in small portions 3 times a day. As the skin is made of a protein fiber called collagen, fueling it with protein enhances it. This helps to strengthen the collagen fibers which keeps the skin healthy.
- Zinc rich foods: sesame seeds, pumpkin, beans, chickpeas, almonds, mushrooms help the skin to fight acne and maintain the collagen level.
- Omega rich foods: Avocado, olive oil, salmon, tuna, walnuts, flaxseeds help to maintain moisture and hydration in the skin as hydrated skin is less prone to wrinkles and fine lines.
Foods For Oily Skin
- Cut down your sugar intake and avoid refined flour.
- Don’t consume dairy, switch to almond milk or soy milk instead.
- Avoid unhealthy fats like fried food, packaged food and full-fat meat as it leads to inflammation on the skin.
- Try switching to vegan and gluten-free meals.
- Matcha green tea is suitable and also recommended for oily skin
Foods for Dry Skin
- Include a lot of Vitamin E in your diet, like nuts, avocado, tomatoes, carrots, apples.
- Add Omega 3 oils like olive oil, fish for supple and hydrated skin.
- Make sure you drink enough water.
- Include a lot of balanced smoothies in your diet for hydration and nutrition
Foods For combination skin
- Avoid junk food.
- Avoid spicy food.
- Add raw foods like sprouted beans, seeds, nuts, fruits, salads to your diet.
- Include anti-inflammatory foods, omega 3 rich foods, foods rich in vitamin C and E.
Remember ladies, real skin has texture, pores, and even an occasional blemish. The goal is healthy skin, not perfect skin. So eat a healthy diet for healthier skin.