5 Kind of Foods for Younger-looking Skin

Did you know your diet and skincare regimen go hand-in-hand? As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat?” So, when it comes to glowing skin, to some extent what you eat also affects the way you look on the outside, right down to your skin. With heavy pollution and environmental factors like the harsh sun, the stress of balancing work and family life together, along with unhealthy snacking and intake of junk food, glowing skin has become an elusive concept for us. These days, most of us complain about blemishes, acne, and pimples. Makeup only hides them, but a healthy diet keeps them at bay.

So why shell out big bucks on serums and fancy lotions when you can keep your skin looking radiant just by eating these foods? All you have to do is include them in your daily diet to nourish your skin and get that healthy glow to keep the beauty ball rolling all the time.

1) Go Green

From childhood, we have been listening to moms saying ‘You must eat green vegetables.” And most of us think that it only applies to the younger ones. But the truth is that it holds true for people of all ages. Including cabbage, broccoli, green bell peppers, kiwi, celery, sprouts, etc. in your daily diet will provide you with Vitamin-C and Folate. They play a very important role in cell generation leaving your skin glowing and nourished all time.

2) Reds

Fruits and veggies which are red in colour contain Lycopene, a very important anti-oxidant that protects your skin from harmful sun rays. Tomatoes, papaya, red bell peppers, watermelon, etc. will protect your skin against sun damage which is one of the most common skin troubles that we face in today’s times.

3) Blues and Purples

Berries and plums are said to be laden with anti-oxidants, and are delicious at the same time. They also boost immune system and enhance digestion. E.g. blueberries, blackberries, plums, eggplant, etc. will help to ward of skin infections of different kinds They also ensure that the skin gets all the different nutrients needed in proper quantities. And if you don’t like to eat them, juice it and make some delicious smoothies with the help of the juicer.

4) Oranges and Yellows

And if you are still struggling to get rid of wrinkles or other anti-aging skin problems, then ditch those expensive anti-aging creams right now. Consuming Vitamin-C rich lemons, mangoes, pumpkin, oranges, etc. will not help in promoting collagen growth, but will fight wrinkles and makes the skin supple and elastic all time.

5) Whites

Thanks to Beta-glucans found in coconut, bananas, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, corn, grill tofu or paneer, etc. which are powerful immune-boosters. They really help in reducing the risk of colon, breast and prostate cancer, and balance hormone levels.  

You don’t have to rely on expensive products for younger and glowing looking skin, just include healthy foods in your diet as smoothies, grilled and roasted food or low-calorie evening munchies depending on your taste.