Clear Skin Diet; are food types that can help you achieve a flawless skin.
Certain foods have been confirmed by dermatologist world in helping our skin become clear and healthy. Often times we forget that skincare start from the inside. Which means paying close attention to the type of food that we consume.
If you are on the look out for a clear skin diet, or want to improve or add to your list of food, then this, will guide you further.
HERE ARE LIST OF ELEVEN CLEAR SKIN FOODS THAT CAN IMPROVE YOUR SKIN AND
OVER ALL WELL BEING
Papaya is a sweet succulent fruit. It’s one of the fast, ready fruits you can fill your tummy with and get a great dose of nutrients.
The fruit also has skin brightening properties mostly because of the naturally occurring enzyme papain which breaks down and ultimately sloughs off dead skin cells, revealing a newer skin layer, with an overall softer and smoother feel.
Other skin care benefits include;
- Preventing further break out when you are acne-prone.
- It diminishes scars.
- It has anti-ageing.
- It is highly moisturizing.
- It is rich in vitamins A and E.
2. CLEAR SKIN DIET Tomatoes
Tomatoes is often seen as a vegetable but is actually a fruit with lots of benefit for your whole body. It is of great benefits to skin care.
It is rich in antioxidants, flavonoids which helps keep the skin youthful.
It can be eaten raw or be made into a paste or added to liven up meals.
3. Lemons CLEAR SKIN DIET
Lemons are rich in vitamin C and citric acid. While vitamin C is rich in antioxidant, citric acid in the fruit helps to combat acne. Lemons helps rid the body of toxins. They are also very useful for weight reduction.
lemons are also very helpful for skin lightening. It can be used directly to lighten dark patches on the skin.
For oily and combination skin types, add few drops of lemon juice in honey and use it as a face wash.
4. CLEAR SKIN DIET Baobab
It is a tree popularly called the tree of life, there’s so much benefits that baobab has for the overall skin health.
Baobab is a large dry kidney- shaped fruit, with an edible pulp.
It is also known as Adansonia.
It has a good source of vitamin C, more than 3 times the amount in citrus fruits, potassium, magnesium, calcium, protein and fiber.
It has so many skin benefits.
It helps alleviate eczema.
It promotes smooth and soft skin.
OLIVES. It has high contents of vitamin A, D, E and K. You can ditch the regular oil for olive and enjoy great health and longevity.
Its oil doesn’t clog pores so yes, you can use it for your face…thinly though. It improves exfoliation.
It is an overall beauty booster.
Most of you must think Calcium has no business with the skin but just bones and teeth.
Calcium deters acne and promotes cellular renewal and regeneration hence slows skin ageing. .
it plays a major role in maintaining the elasticity and firmness of the skin.
Calcium deficiency can result in a thinned out and fragile skin.
So, what foods are rich in calcium,
- Dairy products.
- Almond nuts.
- Hazel nut.
- Sardines (fresh not canned)
- Leafy greens etc.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It fills the extracellular spaces in connective tissue. It promotes glowing and vibrant skin. This is the essential protein that provides elasticity of the skin.
As one gets older, collagen production reduces thus dryness, fine lines and loose skin can occur.
So, what are foods rich in Collagen (collagen boosting food)
1. Vegetables especially dark green types
4. Egg whites
7. Citrus fruits
Cranberries are fruit rich in antioxidants and vitamins like, vitamins A, C and E. It is high in essential fatty acids needed in cellular regeneration. It also has anti-ageing and anti- inflammatory properties.
9. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. Like vitamin C, it helps fight free radicals caused by sun exposure, smoking, processed foods and general skin toxins.
So, foods rich in vitamin E are
1. Spinach (commonly called green leaf in the Southern part of Nigeria)
5. Almond ….and so many more
10. Thiamine (vitamin B1)CLEAR SKIN DIET
Of all the B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12), thiamine (vitamin B1) has the most powerful antioxidant properties.
It removes toxins, increases blood circulation promoting better circulation of other skin foods, as well as regeneration of collagen, the structural molecule that keeps the skin supple yet firm due to its meshwork.
What foods milk are rich in vitamin B1;
4. Almond nuts
5. Cashew nuts
11. Vitamin B5
Vitamin B5 aka pantothenic acid is a vital micro nutrient in skincare. It moisturizes, soothes, heals and regenerates the skin, keeping it forever young and beautiful
Foods rich in this vitamin B5 are;
4 Sweet potatoes
6 Whole grain (not processed ones)
As I have explained before now, skincare starts from the inside. You can take a 30 days challenge to get a clear skin by indulging in the above CLEAR SKIN DIETS.
Remember to choose a great product, exfoliate, cleanse and drink plenty of water.
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