Whenever people think of the word “skincare”, masks, toners and serums will pop into their minds.
However, many do not know that their diet can, and will play an important part in their skincare routine.
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Here are 21 different skincare foods that will give you the young and glowing skin that you wish for:
Cantaloupes for a great source of Vitamins K and E, which are essential for reducing UV damage to the skin and speeding up the healing of damaged skin.
Eat it on its own or in a fruit salad, either way, it is delicious for your skin!
Oatmeal is a high-fiber food that helps in getting rid of acne, promoting young and glowy skin.
You can eat it for breakfast, or even make an oatmeal mask to pamper your skin with.
Blueberries are widely known for their antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are used to protect the skin against oxidative damage caused by free radicals. There are about 13 thousand total antioxidants in just one cup of blueberries.
Chia seeds are full of vital nutrients needed for the skin, such as manganese and protein. Such nutrients can help to reduce acne scarring and protect the skin against acne-causing bacterias.
Sprinkle chia seeds over your yogurt bowl or just add 1 teaspoon of chia seeds in a cup of water and you are ready to go!
Dates contain Vitamin C, which helps to improve the skin’s elasticity and firmness, allowing the skin to look younger and brighter.
Green tea contains a plant pigment known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG helps bring down sebum excretion in the skin, preventing the development of acne and allowing radiant, glowing skin.
Brew yourself a cup of green tea and use the leaves to make a calming face mask. Your skin will thank you!
Dark chocolate helps in increasing skin hydration, allowing the skin to look healthier, smoother, and bouncier.
Look for chocolate with at least 70% cacao in it. Any less than 70% may mean that there is a higher chance of sugars and cream in the chocolate, which will cause an opposite of the intended effect for your skin.
Acai berries are high in fatty acids, which help to promote collagen production in the skin. Collagen is important as it helps to keep the skin from sagging, allowing youthful, supple skin.
Grab yourself an acai bowl for dessert, it is delicious and beneficial to your health and skin!
Avocados are high in Vitamin E, an essential vitamin that defends the skin from oxidative damage.
Sweet potatoes contain a plant pigment called beta carotene – a type of carotenoid that acts as a natural sunblock, providing extra protection from the harsh sunlight in sunny Singapore.
Yogurt contains an organic compound called lactic acid. Lactic acid helps in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by helping to shrink pores.
Eat it for breakfast or use it in a DIY face mask, it will help your skin transform from being dry and dull to bright and supple.
Egg whites contain lysine and proline, 2 types of amino acids that help in collagen formation while egg yolks contain biotin. Eating eggs will help to protect the skin against dryness and acne, leading to soft, youthful skin.
Turmeric contains curcumin, an active antioxidant. It can help to lighten pigmentation and scars.
You can incorporate turmeric into your diet by adding it to soups and curries or by brewing yourself a cup of turmeric tea.
Quinoa is high in Vitamin B2, which helps to brighten skin, making it look more radiant, soft, and supple.
Salmon contains omega 3 fatty acids that reduce inflammation in the skin and keep the skin feeling soft and moisturized.
Lemon juice contains Vitamin C. Vitamin C aids in the reduction of skin damage and premature aging. The high pH levels in lemon juice also help to control oily skin.
Adding lemon slices into your water is an easy way to incorporate lemon into your diet.
Coconut milk is a great alternative for vegans. It contains high levels of Vitamin C, which helps to maintain the elasticity of the skin. It also contains copper, which helps to ward off sagging skin and wrinkles.
Oysters are high in zinc, which helps in protecting the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays, such as dulling of the skin and hyperpigmentation.
Merely 3 oysters will be enough to provide you with your daily dose of zinc.
Pomegranate not only helps in increasing blood flow, which will provide your skin with a nice glow but also contains many anti-aging benefits, taking you one step closer to brighter, more youthful skin.
Although small, walnuts are filled with antioxidants and Vitamin B that will protect your skin against impurities and pollution in the environment. It helps to reduce dark circles and brightens dull skin.
Garlic contains allicin, an organosulfur compound that aids in killing acne-causing bacteria. Garlic also helps to improve blood circulation, allowing the skin to receive nutrients easily.
The best way to obtain the benefits of allicin is to eat garlic raw, as cooking it will result in dilution of the nutrient.
Eat right for your skin
Everyone wants to have soft and bouncy skin.
To achieve that, you must incorporate these 21 delicious skincare foods into your diet.
Consume the foods as you deem fit. Stews, grilled, or even as snacks, the possibilities are endless. And at the end of the day, what you will gain is young, glowy skin.
And now that you have beautiful skin from the right skincare food, it is time to show it off!
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