Zee Media Bureau/Udita Madan
New Delhi: Having good, healthy skin in these times of increasing pollution levels should be considered an achievement, really.
Every morning is all about how someone found a new zit on their face, or never-there-before pigmentation, dark spots, acne, blackheads, etc.
Rushing to the nearest store and blowing your hard-earned money on beauty creams and face washes to get rid of the problem skin is the first thing on the list in these situations.
But why do that when you could be saving time by resisting the problem in the first place?
How? Eating well, that's how! Instead of buying expensive creams and skin care treatments, stock up your kitchen with the seven super foods that will provide you with all the nutrients required to get that beautiful, glowing skin that youve always wanted.
Scroll down to find out what they are!
Salmon is known to be a source rich in the highest amount of essential Omega-3 fatty acids, that are responsible for the maintenance of cell membranes. They help in reducing skin pores, fine lines and wrinkles and also contribute in protecting the skin from harmful rays of the sun.
These berries are full to the brim with antioxidants and fight against free radical damage to the skin. Rich in Vitamin C, strawberries help fight signs of ageing by reducing wrinkles and providing moisture to the skin.
Considered one of the healthiest foods, avocados are a rich source of Vitamin E. Adding this super food to your diet, will in turn add that beautiful glow to your skin. A small tip: When combined with foods rich in vitamin C, vitamin E can also reverse the signs of aging.
4. Green tea:
Let's talk about beverages for a change. The antioxidant powers of green tea are not unheard of. Green tea not only keeps you physically fit, but the polyphenols in it help fight of free radical damage and reduce signs of aging.
Turkey meat, especially the dark part is an amazing source of zinc. Zinc helps maintain collagen levels and protects skin cells from damage.
6. Brown rice:
Although brown rice can't prevent signs of aging, they can certainly delay the process. Brown rice helps maintain the firmness and elasticity of your skin. This is because it is full of Selenium.
Rich in beta-carotene, carrots work their wonder on the skin when beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body. This aids in growth and repair of skin cells.