Foods for clear skin


We all love having a clear, glowing healthy looking skin. I personally hate applying makeup on a daily basis. Moisturiser and lip balm is all i like wearing.

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What you eat, reflects on your skin. You can determine a persons habits by just looking at the condition of their skin .

Just by applying tonnes of product on the outside is NOT going to help you achieve a clear, healthy skin. You need to first make sure your feeding your body right. If your applying the right kind of products to your skin but eating all sorts of junk, then your going to see only 10-15% of the results. Your skin needs to be healed from within.

Right products + Right food = Clear, healthy skin.

So here are 8 foods thats going to help you achieve clear skin faster.

1. Oranges

Oranges have so many skin benefits. They are loaded with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium, Fiber, Choline, Antioxidants, etc. Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen. Lack of collagen causes wrinkles, fine lines and saggy skin. Collagen keeps your skin looking young and and smooth.

Oranges are going to help your skin to look young, smooth, glowy and firm. It also promotes healthy hair and nails.

2. Indian gooseberry or Amla

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Indian gooseberries or Amlas are known for their skin and hair benefits. Amlas are a very good source of Vitamin C which helps to boost you immunity, metabolism, hair growth and makes your skin glow.

3. Carrots

Carrots are very rich in beta-carotene, Vitamin A, biotin, vitamin K (phylloquinone), Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Manganese, Iron, carotenoids, Calcium etc. The Vitamin C in carrots helps makes your skin healthy and glowy. It also has anti-ageing properties by maintaining the elasticity of the skin. Vitamin A being an anti-oxidant, prevents wrinkles, fine lines and uneven skin tone. It also helps in balancing the oil level in your skin. So if you have problems with having an oily skin, carrot is your best friend.

4.Turmeric

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Turmeric is a very good anti-oxidant and has anti ageing and anti-inflammatory properties in it. It contains a lot of medicinal properties in it too. Turmeric contains mostly curcumin which is fat soluble, hence aids weight loss as well. It also detoxifies the liver. A healthy liver is crucial for a clear and healthy skin, or else you will develop a lot of pimples on your face. It also helps to heal your skin faster incase of cuts and wounds. You can prepare turmeric tea with some ginger and pepper and drink it everyday for a healthy body and skin.

5. Cucumber

Cucumbers are rich in Vitamin C, caffeic acid, Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin k, Magnesium, etc. They contain 95% of water, so it keeps your skin hydrated. They are very good anti-inflammatory, anti- ageing and anti-wrinkling. They have a cooling and soothing effect on the skin. they can also be applied externally and help to reduce dark circles. You can read about that here. It also aids weight loss as it is low caloric and contains a lot of water which helps in flushing out toxins from your body.

6. Tomato

Tomatoes are a great source of Vitamin c, Vitamin k, Potassium, Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone), Vitamin B6 (Folate), Beta-carotene, Chlorogenic acid, Naringenin, Lycopene, etc. Lycopene in tomatoes provides protection to your skin from sun burn. It also boosts the production of collagen which helps to keep your skin firm and wrinkle free. It also aids digestion due to the presence of fluids and fiber.

7. Rose Gulkand

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As we all know rose has AMAZING skin benefits. Rose Gulkand is nothing but rose petal jam. It was invented in India and is one Ayurvedic's favourite skin care supplement. It has anti-oxidants and has a very soothing effect on the skin. it improves digestion and helps to improve metabolism. It is also a great solution if your having foul body odour, removes toxins from the body and clears the skin.

8. Olives

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Olives are rich in Vitamin E, Iron, Copper, calcium, Sodium, Fiber, Tyrosol and anti-oxidant properties. It prevents wrinkling of the skin. It makes your skin youthful and radiant. Applying olive oil to your skin and your hair can make it soft and healthy.

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