7. Green Tea
Green tea comes with multiple health benefits. Not only does it boost metabolism and aid in weight loss, green tea also has powerful antioxidants that fight premature ageing. These antioxidants nullify the damage caused by the sun to a great extent, if not entirely. Further, it aids in skin rejuvenation and regeneration. Because of that, your pimple scars, or acne marks, or blemishes have a better chance of healing quickly. Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties which help keep pimples and acnes at bay, and because it aids in flushing out toxins, the texture and complexion of your skin will improve. To see quick and tangible results, it is advised that you drink at least three to four cups of green tea a day. This will also burn off some of those extra inches you have been trying to get rid of.
Rich in Vitamin E, almonds are another natural ingredient that has been used for beauty treatments since forever. Vitamin E promotes cell regeneration and therefore aids in the healing of wounds, lightening of scars, acnes, blemishes, and improves the skin texture in general. It has also been found by researchers that almonds help in building skin’s defence against sun damage.
Further, almond oil can help remove dark circles when applied externally. You can add a handful of almonds to your diet by mixing it with your food or smoothies. Alternatively, you could soak them in water overnight, peel them and have them the next morning. It is often advised that almonds be peeled first and then consumed because they have a thick skin which might prevent all of the nutrients from getting absorbed by the body.
9. Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed is a very rich source of healthy omega 3 fatty acids. A healthy dose of omega 3 fatty acids every day will keep your skin well hydrated and glowing. It also reduces fine lines and prevents new ones from forming. Omega 3 fatty acids also improve your body’s ability to heal scars and spots. Given their recent popularity, you will find flaxseeds in almost all supermarkets. Grind them and mix them in your food or you could also buy flaxseed oil and use it to cook your meal. Ground flaxseed will also add the necessary fiber to your diet.
This leafy green vegetable well known for its high iron content can also help you improve your skin texture. Iron, which is essential to the production and circulation of haemoglobin makes sure that optimum levels of red blood cells are maintained in the body. This, in turn, ensures that there is always enough flow of oxygen in your system. This prevents your skin from looking pale and good circulation of blood will give you a healthy rosy glow. Along with iron, spinach contains folate, a type of vitamin B which helps repair cells.
Other things to follow along with a healthy diet
Remember, in order to have glowing skin, you need to make sure that it is properly hydrated from within, which will only happen if you consume the right kind of food and drink adequate water. In your attempt to look slim do not remove fats from your diet altogether. Fat-rich food like avocado, almonds, flaxseed are essential because it is the fat that will make your skin look healthy and supple. Antioxidants are also essential because they help regenerate skin which in turn will help reveal clear glowing skin. If not all of these, try including at least five or six out of ten in your daily diet. Begin your pre-wedding diet a little early so that you can have the best results. Further, consuming these foods along with junks like deep fried items is also not going to help, because you will end up nullifying all the goodness of the healthy food.
While including these few food items in your daily meal will make your skin glow from within, you will still need to take care of it topically. Remember to wash your face at least once a day, and do not forget to apply a toner followed by a moisturiser. Never go to sleep without removing your makeup as it clogs pores and eventually damages skin. Further, especially during your pre-wedding months, abstain from alcohol and tobacco as far as possible. Alcohol causes severe dehydration, and smoking is naturally degenerative for the cells. Regular exercise will improve the blood circulation in your body and make your skin glow.
Follow these few simple steps, include the ten natural food in your diet, and your glowing skin will accentuate the radiating happiness that you will feel on your wedding day.
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