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In the search for constant beauty and glowing skin, many persons race to supplements for help. No doubt, these nutrients can be okay. But it is usually effective when they are combined with great nutritional choices. If you have a severe body condition such as acne, it is best to consult with a doctor.
Drink more water.
Stay away from sugar.
Opt for a balanced diet always
Ever heard of the good old saying, “You are what you eat?” If you want fabulous, glowing skin, the adage has never been truer. However, it is important to heed to this caveat: No food can make you glow and feel healthier overnight. No not one. Like every good thing, if your skin must glow from the inside out, then it has to come from consistency, commitment and accountability on your part.
Aside from caring for your skin on the surface using all kinds of beauty soap, and creams, the biggest change can be seen once you start fueling your skin cells from the inside. The best way to truly get your skin to glow from the inside out is by ensuring that you’re eating a variety of super healthy foods. You need to eat the right balance of foods to feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help it stay soft, radiant and blemish-free. No drugs can do that for you.
For example, fruits and greens contain powerful antioxidants that help protect the skin from cellular damage caused by free radicals. What do you do then? Go for them.
Beta carotene, found in pumpkin, carrots and potatoes; and lutein found in pawpaw are potent antioxidants, important for a healthy glow. Vitamin C which you get in oranges is also a super antioxidant which leaves you with radiant and blemish-free skin. Always eat the natural fruits and vegetables that supply you these nutrients.
Water is essential for optimal skin health. It flushes toxins out of the body more efficiently than any other fluid. Water keeps you hydrated all day long. In truth, if you can drink 8 – 12 glasses every day, you would be doing your body a service. Can you cut down on soda? Best! Make water your best and only drink (if possible) and you will no longer struggle with dry, scaly skin. A study in 2007 found that taking 2.25 litres of water (9.5 cups) water every day for four weeks altered skin density and thickness.
As stated earlier, this is one of the most important ways you can help improve the quality and look of your skin. Leafy and fruity vegetables; smoothies… very great for the skin as they serve as both antioxidants and detox menu. Lemon or lime also contributes to hydration. And ginger? Beautiful anti-inflammatory!
You’ll have to keep your sweet tooth in check,= if all you ever wanted is super smooth skin. Sugar is a pro-inflammatory which can lead to signs of premature ageing. So cut it down. Sugar can also disrupt hormonal balance and even contribute to ailments. Truly, you are better off without it.
Basically, “a balanced diet is that which contains all the six classes of food.” Remember this definition from your basic school days? It’s still the reality today. A healthy diet prevents malnutrition and protects you from diseases like obesity, heart disease, diabetes etc. Make sure your diets don’t consist of more saturated fat, trans fats, sugars and salt. Fruits, vegetables and dietary fibre, protein, carbs…a tinge of all of these in one meal will help your body health reflect the glowing skin you desire.
Your skin is the ultimate indicator that you are what you eat. In reality, you don’t need over-the-counter drugs or other products to achieve the glowing skin that you seek. Soak in all of these tips and you would be on your way to achieving a healthy, glowing skin already.
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