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Wellness: 7 Foods To Eat For A Healthier Skin

 

There’s no shortage of health regimens for achieving smooth, glowing skin. Dermatologists and amateur skincare enthusiasts alike have suggested (and continue to suggest) multiple ways of attaining near-perfect skin. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the options available.


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But what if you could make your skin look and feel much better by just improving your diet? And what if this costs you a lot less than the exotic programs recommended by skincare gurus?

That’s what we’ll share with you in this article. Here, you’ll learn about seven foods that could enhance your skin. If you’d like to gain that fresh and attractive look, you should find it useful.

These are our top foods for healthy skin.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil aids the skin’s protective layer, enabling it to retain moisture and keep the skin hydrated. It’s also a great remedy for irritated skin, as it helps reduce dermal inflammation. Coconut oil also fixes damage to the skin caused by free radicals.

Garlic

The antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties of garlic make it a booster for the body’s defences against skin infections. If you’re trying to get rid of recurring skin problems (like acne), you may try upping your garlic intake. It could do wonders for you.

Avocado

Avocado is rich in nutrients that can enhance your skin: vitamins C and E, antioxidants, healthy fatty acids, and plant sterols. Working together, they reduce inflammation, remove old skin cells, and activate skin repair.


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Tomatoes

When consumed in sufficient quantities over time, tomatoes can contribute to skin repair and regeneration. That’s because it prompts the production of collagen, the protein that gives the skin its structure. With more collagen available, your skin becomes suppler.

Eggs

Eggs provide a double-pronged boost to dermal health. Egg yolk contains fatty acids that raise skin moisture levels, and the outer white portion holds a protein that helps to remove excess oil. Besides ingesting eggs, you could also make them ingredients of natural dermal treatments that you’ll apply directly onto the skin.

Cucumbers

This vegetable is capable of bringing fresh life to your skin. It has hydrating properties that make it a natural moisturizer and anti-inflammatory contents that help you get rid of dark spots, wrinkles, and other blemishes. You can also use it as an ingredient for a natural preparation you’ll apply directly onto your skin.

Spinach

Spinach (called Efo in Yoruba and Inine in Igbo) is a fine addition to any skin-friendly diet. It’s rich in antioxidants and other properties that reduce skin damage and enhance overall dermal health. Anti-ageing recipes are much better with spinach in them.

Final Words

There’s a lot you can do to maintain healthy skin. Eating right is one. Add the items we’ve discussed here to your meals, cut out unhealthy junk food, and watch your skin thrive.

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Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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