To attain a healthy and glowing skin, here are 10 wonder foods that you can eat

By Skin & Hair Academy  |   September 22, 2015
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Did you know, the answer to the question “how to get healthy skin” does not reside in your makeup kit, but in your food plate? Irrespective of age and gender, everyone craves for a glowing texture. And, natural foods are the way to go! So, here is the ultimate secret to healthy skin – make these foods a regular part of your diet, and notice visible changes in your skin texture.

almonds for healthy skin1. Almonds:

Almonds are already popular for their health benefits, but recently they have also been proved to be effective in providing adequate nutrition for skin. They have sclerosant and emollient properties that can actually improve skin tone and complexion. Consuming almond oil is also effective in reducing hypertrophic scarring after a surgery. [1]

2. Wheat:

wheat for healthy skinWheat is a staple food and a regular part of everyone’s diet. Ceramides are skin’s lipid components that contribute to skin hydration. Wheat extract contains Ceramides, which help in reducing skin redness and dryness, and also enhances skin hydration.[2]

 

 

flaxseed for healthy skin3. Flaxseed:

Consumption of flaxseed and flaxseed oil is effective in decreasing skin sensitivity, and improving its overall health. It has been scientifically proven to reduce skin scaling and roughness, and increase skin hydration and smoothness.[3]

 

4. Avocado:

avocado for healthy skinAvocado contains oils that are known to increase collagen count of skin. By inhibiting lysyl oxidase activities, unrefined avocado oil can actually increase skin collagen, thus improving skin texture, maintaining its elasticity and preventing wrinkles and other age-related skin changes.[4]

 

 

potato for healthy skin5. Potato:

Potato is one of the most commonly consumed foods in the world, and is now known to provide a number of skin benefits too. Its high vitamin C and potassium content is helpful in maintaining skin elasticity and in making it look fresh and young.[5]

 

6. Yoghurt:

yoghurt for healthy skinYoghurt is already known to deliver a number of health benefits, but consumption of probiotic yoghurt has been proved to trigger epithelial follicular anagen-phase shift. It can help you can gain not only shinier skin, but lustrous hair too.[6]

 

 

 

strawberries fro healthy skin7. Strawberries:

UV-A radiation is damaging for the skin, and is known to cause a number of skin diseases too! The solution? Consumption of strawberries. It can protect your dermal fibroblasts from harmful effects of UV-A radiation. What’s more, strawberries also contain polyphenols with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which are known to provide such benefits.[7]

8. Mango:

mango for healthy skinWho in the world does not like mangoes? Did you know that they can help in enhancing your skin’s overall health too? Mangoes have natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immuno-modulatory properties that can reduce skin aging and keep it protected against the harmful effects of the sun.[8]

 

 

 

Capsicum for healthy skin9. Capsicum:

Capsicum is commonly used in many recipes, and is among the top 5 healthy foods for women. It contains an entire range of phyto-compounds that are known to offer skin-conditioning benefits.[9]

 

10. Honey:

honey for healthy skinHoney has been used for centuries for a number of health benefits it has to offer. It is composed of glucose and fructose, and contains a number of proteins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and vitamins for beautiful skin. Owing to its benefits, honey is a common ingredient in a number of cleansing milks, tonic lotions, hydrating creams, sunscreens, lip ointments and other skin products.[10]

 

So, make such wonder foods a part of your regular diet! These natural foods for healthy skin are scientifically proven to improve your texture, smoothness and complexion, and delay the effects of aging.

References:

[1]. The uses and properties of almond oil. - PubMed - NCBI . 2015. The uses and properties of almond oil. - PubMed - NCBI . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20129403. [Accessed 15 September 2015].

[2]. The moisturizing effect of a wheat extract food supplement on women's skin: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial. - PubMed - NCBI . 2015. The moisturizing effect of a wheat extract food supplement on women's skin: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial. - PubMed - NCBI . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20646083. [Accessed 15 September 2015].

[3]. Supplementation of flaxseed oil diminishes skin sensitivity and improves skin barrier function and condition. - PubMed - NCBI . 2015. Supplementation of flaxseed oil diminishes skin sensitivity and improves skin barrier function and condition. - PubMed - NCBI . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21088453. [Accessed 15 September 2015].

[4]. The effect of various avocado oils on skin collagen metabolism. - PubMed - NCBI . 2015. The effect of various avocado oils on skin collagen metabolism. - PubMed - NCBI . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1676360. [Accessed 15 September 2015].

[5]. Potatoes and human health. - PubMed - NCBI . 2015. Potatoes and human health. - PubMed - NCBI . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19960391. [Accessed 15 September 2015].

[6]. Probiotic Bacteria Induce a ‘Glow of Health’. 2015. Probiotic Bacteria Induce a ‘Glow of Health’. [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3547054/. [Accessed 15 September 2015].

[7]. Photoprotective potential of strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) extract against UV-A irradiation damage on human fibroblasts. - PubMed - NCBI . 2015.Photoprotective potential of strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) extract against UV-A irradiation damage on human fibroblasts. - PubMed - NCBI . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22304566. [Accessed 15 September 2015].

[8]. Protective effect of mango (Mangifera indica L.) against UVB-induced skin aging in hairless mice. - PubMed - NCBI . 2015. Protective effect of mango (Mangifera indica L.) against UVB-induced skin aging in hairless mice. - PubMed - NCBI . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23458392. [Accessed 15 September 2015].

[9]. Final report on the safety assessment of capsicum annuum extract, capsicum annuum fruit extract, capsicum annuum resin, capsicum annuum fruit powde... - PubMed - NCBI . 2015. Final report on the safety assessment of capsicum annuum extract, capsicum annuum fruit extract, capsicum annuum resin, capsicum annuum fruit powde... - PubMed - NCBI . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17365137. [Accessed 15 September 2015].

[10]. Honey in dermatology and skin care: a review. - PubMed - NCBI . 2015. Honey in dermatology and skin care: a review. - PubMed - NCBI . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24305429. [Accessed 15 September 2015].


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Sonu

Nice information

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Simi

Nice informa ion and tips

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Thanks skin & hair academy

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Sonu

Nice tips

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