How To Get Flawless Skin With Foods

Having a flawless skin is the dream goal of everyone especially ladies. Beautiful skin gives confidence and therefore, so many of us have spent much money investing on our skin care products while we don’t need that, there are certain foods to eat that can make you achieve beautiful results of getting wonderful skin without spending much. Remember, you are what you eat.

Here are the list of foods that can make your skin look flawless

1. Ginger

Ginger is full of antioxidants that helps to reduce damage causing free radicals to the skin, improve circulation and flushes out toxins from the body. Ginger has toning effects that reduces scars and rejuvenates skin, it protects your skin against tanning and sunburn, it tones your skin due to its toning properties while cleaning, fighting blemishes and serves as anti acne treatment.  You can consume fresh ginger or add it into your diet.

2. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin C , carotenoids, lutein and lycopene  which helps  the skin maintain elasticity, protect you against harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer, dark spots and premature aging.  Tomatoes does wonders to your skin by reducing excess oil production which can lead to acne prone skin, even out your skin tone by brightening your skin and reveal its natural complexion, soothe irritation and calm your skin. Adding tomatoes to your diet can improve the overall health of your skin in no time.

3. Water

Drinking water hydrates your body from the inside and increase elasticity in the skin. Water is the simplest way to keep your skin healthy and make your tissues function properly. Water improves skin tone by flushing out toxins while giving you healthier skin, fastens healing process and reduces excess sebum secretion that leads to clogged pores. Staying hydrated will prevent itchy and dry skin, reduces swelling and puffiness in your face, promote healthy gut and make your skin remain clear, and also prevent your skin from sagging.

4. Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are sources of beta carotene which converts to vitamin A in the body. The beta carotene protects your skin cells from sun exposure and acts as a sun block. These may help prevent sunburn, dry and wrinkled skin. It also helps with skin turnover by promoting the maturation of skin cells and giving you a clearer skin. Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and E, all of which are useful in the promotion of proper skin and hair health. These vitamins are useful in repairing damaged skin, slow down the cell aging process in the skin helping you retain a youthful look and maintaining good hair health.

5. Eggs

Eggs are rich sources of protein and lutein   which helps the skin to feel hydrated and firm.  Eggs contain healthy fats, minerals and vitamins. They build, strengthen and repair tissue while maintaining optimum growth of the body; eggs are full of nutritional packed foods. Eating eggs can help fight cancer, improve skin texture, aid in healthy bones and teeth, firm and nourish skin from the inside out, build your immune system and keep your bones strong and healthy.

6. Avocados

Avocados contain polyunsaturated and a monounsaturated fat which helps with skin tone and prevents skin condition. The healthy fats in avocado benefit the body and keep your skin moisturized, nourished, soft and flexible. This rich food protects your skin from sun damage and oxidative damage. They are packed with vitamins which protect against free radicals and also good for heart health, enhancing vision, promote weight loss and burn belly fat, contributes to healthy hair, nails, brain, skin and overall health.

7. Dark chocolates

Dark chocolate helps to reduce pigmentation and dark spots. It benefits your skin, hair and overall health. Consuming dark chocolates help to reduce stress and inflammation, gives you a smoother skin and help fight skin discoloration, it brings back skin moisture, promote cell growth and increase the volume of your hair. The flavonoid in dark chocolate can act as a cure for anaemia [iron deficiency].

8. Oranges

Oranges are packed with vitamin C, which protects you against UV and cellular damage to the skin, keeps your skin strong and healthy and protect against free radicals that can cause tissue damage and uneven skin tone. It helps your body to metabolize faster and feel less bloated, calm inflammation and brighten dark spots. Vitamin C is responsible for the formation and growth of skin and muscle tissue. You can take vitamin c supplements, oranges or other citrus fruits.

9. Garlic

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – 2015/03/30: Garlic: realistic approach to food ingredients.Chilean garlic is popular in Latin American cuisine, the large cloves give excellent taste to meals. Garlic in wooden surface,natural light, shallow dof. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Garlic is rich in allicin, a compound which fights against harmful bacteria when digested; these include bacteria that can cause acne and other skin infections. Consumption of garlic helps to reduce the production of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) which can cause structural changes when they accumulate in the body. It has anti fungal and antibiotics that strengthen the immune system, anti ageing and anti inflammatory which help you maintain a clear complexion.

10. Leafy greens

Leafy vegetables such as kale, broccoli and spinach are rich sources of beta carotene, folate, zinc, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are important for the skin and for DNA repair. They provide the body with vitamin A, C and E, which works against dry skin, promote skin texture and fight against inflammation. These vegetables have anti-cancer properties and neutralize harmful free radicals in the body, help prevent breakouts, pigment issues, have wound healing properties and combact bacteria.

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