You may have heard that eating right can keep your health in check, but did you know that it can also keep your skin radiant and glowing whilst keeping those infections at bay? Yes, you heard that right. What you eat and drink can directly contribute to a healthy and younger looking skin. As you can see, the rains are creating quite a stir across the country and skin infections are its most common side effects.
So, what are the skin care tips or a skin care routine that you can follow to prevent illnesses and diseases such as skin allergies or water-borne infections? While maintaining basic hygiene ranks high on the charts and is something that you should keep a check on all-year round, eating right for healthy skin is essential.
To build a better immune system during monsoons and avoid any skin problems on your face such as zits and rashes, these are the 6 fruits you should include in your diet that are rich in Vitamin C. While some of them may be seasonal, there are others that you can consume yearlong.
Stock up on this seasonal fruit as it is rich in Vitamin C and boosts your immunity so you can keep those skin infections at bay. It has low calories and a high nutritional value with the presence of iron, potassium and folate, and is great in taste as well. Since it is slightly acidic in nature, you can sprinkle salt on it before eating to mellow down its taste. Or you could just blend it into a smoothie.
If you’re looking to boost your immunity, Litchi is the fruit you should gorge on. Rich in Vitamin C, this fruit gets the white blood cells working and protecting your skin against any foreign particles that might look to damage your skin. It has antioxidant and antiviral properties with the presence of poly-phenol. It even strengthens blood vessels and brings that peachy glow to your skin.
A perfect blend of sweet and sour, cherries are one fruit you can swear by to build your immune system. You can have them as a fruit or add it to your salads as a garnish. The presence of antioxidants such as Vitamin C, carotenoids and flavonoids strengthen your immune system thus protecting your skin from bacterial and fungal infections.
4. Amla or Indian Gooseberry
Amla is an excellent source of Vitamin C and is known as the powerhouse of nutrients. It boosts your immunity as well as your metabolism. In Ayurveda, Amla juice is said to stabilize the workings of your body and bring in balance. A small gulp of Amla juice every day will have a positive effect on not just your skin but the way your entire body functions.
A pear a day can keep those skin infections at bay. High on dietary fibre and low on calories, pears are a great source of antioxidant phytonutrients such as beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and lutein and help with the optimal functioning of the body. If your bodily functions are working well and you’re eating right, it will reflect on your skin which will look healthy and radiant.
If you’re trying to build your immunity and don’t like the taste of green tea, just switch to pomegranates. It has three times the effect of green tea on your body. The seeds contain nutrients and antioxidants such as tannins, anthocyanins and ellagic acid that provide good resistance to skin infections and illnesses in general especially during monsoons. Just deseed the fruit or make a juice and have it at least once every day.
It is a healthy practice to include fruits in your diet. You can have the fruit as it is or just make a juice, shake or a smoothie, either way it will help boost your immunity and keep your skin healthy and glowing. If you are allergic to some of these fruits or your skin infection is getting worse, you can get in touch with our expert dermatologists at the Skin and Hair Academy and seek their help.