Love the flawless skin of some models and actors?
Well, every one craves for that perfectly glowing, radiating skin that enhances the beauty to several multiple folds. You do not require any medical treatment to acquire it, rather just by concentrating on your diet can help you attain that flawless skin!
Here is a list of 9 dermatologist recommended foods for a better skin:
“Though it may sound counterintuitive, the high concentration of water in watermelon can actually reduce the water retention that leads to puffiness around the eyes,” says Baumann. Watermelon is also low on the sugar content, due to which, there is no need to worry about glycation, the chemical reaction that leads to lines and wrinkles.
2. Green tea
Green tea comprises of Polyphenols, making it an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. It is hence, used as a great skin toner to treat acne. It also helps in treating various scars and blemishes, flushes out the toxins and also helps in keeping a graceful skin. The vitamin K in green tea is also used for the treatment of the dark circles and hence it is recommended to store the used green tea bags in the fridge for a 15-minute under eye treatment.
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a powerful anti-oxidant that is used to protect the skin from the harmful UV rays. A study in the British Journal of Dermatology also discovered that the people who consumed at least five tablespoons of tomatoes on the daily basis, showed almost 33% more protection against the sunburn.
Carrots contain high level of beta-carotene which is a vanguard of Vitamin A. Presence of this vitamin helps in decreasing the skin’s oil production and it is also known to get rid of itchiness in some cases.
5. Olive Oil
“About 75 percent of the fat in olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids, which may play a role in the youth boost,” says Marie Jhin, M.D., certified board dermatologist and author of Asian Beauty Secrets. The anti-oxidants polyphenols also help in removing the free radicals.
Walnuts amplify the production of collagen as they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Collagen is a protein that helps to enhance the skin’s elasticity, prevents sagging and leaves your skin all plump and youthful. The presence of omega-3 fatty acid also helps in reducing the stress as well as the risk of heart diseases.
Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that people who consumed the foods rich in Vitamin C posses fewer wrinkles and less-age related dry skin problems than those who don’t. Strawberries, red peppers, and grapefruit are all other great vitamin C sources, to name few!
8. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is known to be the best for the skin tightening property. It also contains flavanols, which is a very powerful anti-oxidant. Choose the chocolates containing more than 70% of cocoa.
In annex to containing calcium, required by the bones, Milk is also rich in Vitamin D. “This is good for your skin because getting your daily dose of ‘D’ from milk means you don’t have to get unprotected sun exposure, which helps prevent wrinkles and discoloration.” says Baumann. Since, the dairy products do not suit many skin types hence, many alterations to Milk for the intake of Vitamin D can also be taken through mushrooms, eggs, salmons, etc.