The phrase “You are what you eat” –is quite fitting when it comes to the health of our skin. While we are busy searching for the perfect skincare products in hopes of achieving smooth, airbrushed skin, we often forget what goes inside our body, which is the true factor that determines our health, especially that of our skin! The types of food we eat determine our health and is reflected on our skin. Hence, it is not completely wrong to assume that beauty starts from within. That is why it is important to ensure what we put inside –the things we eat –should rather be the first step towards achieving clear, radiant skin.
Fatty, sugary and processed foods may satisfy your taste buds but they can do more harm than help you. This is also why people often experience acne breakouts or zits formations after a hearty high-carb meal or caffeine overload. Moreover, if your diet is unhealthy, the topical treatments you use will not work as effectively as they should. Therefore, it is important to consume healthy foods that agree with your skin. Moreover, consuming healthy, beautifying foods will not only nourish your skin from within but also promote a healthy body in its entirety. So if your body is healthy, it will most likely show up in your face!
So get wise and make it a point to eat healthy foods that are rich in beauty-boosting nutrients that will nourish your skin for the better. Here are some nutrient-rich, beautifying foods to help keep you looking your best as you age:
Pineapple has to be one of the most skin-friendly foods there is. The reason being it contains bromelain, an enzyme that not only aids in digestion but also helps the body form more collagen. More collagen means more new skin cells for softer, smoother skin. In addition, it also helps detoxify the blood, improves circulation and reduces inflammation and swelling. Pineapple is also rich in vitamin A and B that help maintain healthy skin, as well as amino acids that help repair cell and tissue. Pineapple contains the most benefits when eaten raw.
Beets, Beetroots, Chuqandar. Call it what you may but the amazing nutritional value this plant offers remains the same. Did you know that beets can help slow down the ageing process? This is because beets contain a rich amount of anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce inflammation, fights signs of ageing and helps prevent wrinkles. In addition, beets also contain folate that helps stimulate and repair new cells, nitrates that contribute to blood flow and help promote healthier glow, as well as vitamin s and minerals such as Vitamin A, potassium, and magnesium, all beneficial for the skin. Heating beets decreases their antioxidant power, so eat them fresh and raw by adding them to your daily juice recipe.
This crunchy root veggie is packed full of carotenoid pigments called beta-carotene, which our body converts to vitamin A. This vitamin A is essential for skin health as it helps repair skin tissue, gets rid of acne, reduces wrinkles and lowers the production of skin-cancer causing cells. Additionally, carrots are also rich in vitamin C, an essential nutrient that helps protect the skin against the sun’s harmful rays. Consuming a half-cup of carrot each day is recommended for optimum benefits.
This common Indian spice has been recognised for its incredible health benefits, including skin health. Regarded as one of the most prized ingredients in Ayurveda, turmeric paste has been used for skin brightener, as well as in treating cuts and burns. Curcumin, the compound in turmeric, is a potent antioxidant that helps stimulate new cell growth and help maintain the skin’s elasticity. Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory property also helps with reducing puffiness or swelling around the eyes. Turmeric paste is considered a great exfoliator.
Turmeric’s curcumin absorption level is quite low, and simply adding turmeric to your diet will not amount to much when it comes to reaping its incredible benefits. That is why our Oxyrich Juice for Skin contains pure curcumin extract, along with other powerful ingredients to help increase its absorption level and help you reap more benefits for healthy, glowing skin.
Besides its refreshing taste, did you know that lemons are one of the best detoxifying foods? It supports the liver, which is the main detoxifying organ in our body, to function properly in cleansing the system. This way, it helps promote healthy skin by reducing blemishes and acne. Moreover, the citric acid and vitamin C in lemon help promote healthier skin by removing impurities found in skin cells. Lemon peel is also found to be rich in antioxidants, which also helps in detoxifying the skin –beneficial for treating acne and pimples. Squeeze a wedge or two of lemon into your daily glass of water to help cleanse your body, reduce puffiness around the eyes, improve digestion and most importantly, to promote, healthier, clearer skin!
6. Green Tea
As far as enhancing skin health is concerned, green tea is your best bet. Its potent polyphenols help protect the skin from damaging UV light, as well as improve skin hydration, elasticity, and density. Besides, green tea contains catechins, an anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory antioxidant, that not only benefits the skin but also overall health. As per a study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, it was suggested that daily drinking of at least 2 cups of green tea could prevent skin cancer and possibly reverse previous sun-related skin damage.
Since Green tea has proven to be such a superpower elixir, it is only fitting that it is included in our healthy Oxyrich Capsules –unique Ayurveda-enriched capsules for the skin. Just as the name suggests, it gives your skin a fresh lease of oxygen supply thereby ensuring it looks supple, smooth, bright, blemishes free and healthy.
In addition to eating fresh vegetables and fruits, always remember that hydration is key when it comes to supporting healthy skin. So make sure to nourish your skin by drinking plenty of water and fresh organic juice to flush away toxins and to promote cellular renewal. Coconut water is also an excellent option for hydration as it is brimmed with amazing health benefits. It contains sodium and potassium that help balance fluids in the body.
Disclaimer- This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by a physician or other healthcare professional. Always consult with a healthcare professional for advice if you are under medication before making a dietary change.