A healthy diet can have a positive effect on your skin’s health. What we out into our body is directly linked to skin’s health, good or bad first shows up on the skin. Our cleanliness and hygiene does go a long way but when food is not proper, it will certainly show up on skin in the form of blemishes or acne. Eating certain foods can help clear up your skin and give it a healthier, prettier tone. Here is a list of 10 best beauty foods for acne:
Loaded with vitamin A as well as many other antioxidants, mangoes are one of the best foods to keep your skin replenished with moisture during summer. It also keeps the skin firm and free from any acne-causing agents thus keeping it free from acne and blemishes.
Cucumber is rich in minerals and has high water content. More fluid in the body keeps skin clear and plump. Cucumbers contain 96% water, are rich in fibre and minerals and are cool. They make a great treat during summer and however you have it, slice or dice it and have it alone, they will take away your thirst. Summers usually give you more pimples due to heat and cucumbers help keep the body cool and skin healthy. Add them in your salads or have them with salt, they taste great.
Avocados are great for skin and this wonder ingredient is been used in a lot of DIY and commercial skin products. Avocados contain essential fatty acids that are great for maintaining and improving skin health and also to keep it clean and clear. Apart from essential fatty acids, avocados are also rich in vitamin C, vitamin E and antioxidants. More: Foods for healthy skin
Fish rich in essential fats- omega-3 fatty acids are very beneficial for maintaining elasticity of your skin, making it plump and clear. Apart from making skin more elastic and keeping it clear, these fatty acids also add a healthy glow to your face and overall body.
Peppermint is great for acne and we all know it! It is great internally and externally and works even better when it is used both ways simultaneously. Peppermint has a cooling effect on the skin, has antibacterial and antifungal action and also keeps stomach clean thus keeping your skin clear! Apply it as mask and drink peppermint tea for best results. More: How to make peppermint tea >>
Watermelon is an acne fighting food and the reason is similar to that of consuming cucumber. Watermelon ranks the top in the water-filled fruits because it contains 92% water and the rest is fibre, minerals and nutrients. Have them chopped with little salt or add in your desserts, salads etc.
Antioxidants are essential for maintaining skin health and beets are abundant in anti-oxidants. Beets are high in vitamin A, E, potassium, calcium and magnesium that help keep skin healthy and clear.
Vitamin C is a well-known skin-benefiter that keeps your skin clear, brighten it and also maintains its elasticity. Pineapple is high in vitamin C and also in enzyme bromelain. It can synthesize collagen and aid tissue and cell repair that also helps in reducing scars. Have it directly as a fruit, juice or add it in your smoothies.
Garlic contains allicin which kills harmful bacteria and viruses inside the body. This means clear skin and fewer chances to catch a cold. Garlic works both ways- as a spot treatment and also internally. For best results, use it internally and externally simultaneously. GARLIC HOME REMEDIES
Tomatoes are rich in skin-beneficial vitamins and minerals that make skin healthy and keeps it clear. They are also rich in anti-oxidants which protect your skin from sun damage and heal sunburn. Have tomatoes raw or add it in your soups and veggies for a tangy flavour.