Summer is about to end, and with winter on its heels, we don’t have much time left, till we can say “Winter is coming!” Now that we’re about to welcome cold in our lives, many of us wil find ourselves fighting dry and flaky skin. However much one applies lotions and moisturizers to get keep skin soft, it almost never works. And on the top of it, paying for those expensive and branded lotions easily burns a hole or two through one’s pockets.
Luckily enough, we do have a more natural, and way more cheaper route to getting a flawless and hydrated skin, this season.
Here are 7 superfoods that will help your skin keep itself healthy, moisturized, smooth, and supple…
Proponents of healthcare have time and again talked of the benefits offered by olive oil. Being rich in vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and monounsaturated fats, making it a powerhouse food for your skin. Not just dryness, but olive oil is well equipped to protect your skin from UV rays, as well as skin ailments, such as eczema.
Fatty fish, like tuna, salmon, trout, and herring, are known to contain very high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. That is the reason why these foods help the body in retaining its moisture and also play a major role in strengthening the skin’s barrier. For those who can’t eat fish, flax seeds can be a fitting alternative to keep their skin amply hydrated.
Avocado is another superfood, very rich in vitamin E, not unlike nuts. Not just that, it also provides body with much needed antioxidants, as well as monounsaturated fats, which help keeping the skin soft and moist. In addition, it also possesses anti-inflammatory as well as anti-ageing properties.
Rich in vitamin E, nuts have always been touted as being number one by almost every literature on skin care. Any food that boasts of abundant vitamin E, makes the skin free from any oxidative cell damage, and also protects the skin, much like omega-3 fatty acids, from UV rays-induced external damage.
This root vegetable is abundant in beta-carotenes, and Vitamin A, which just happens to be a necessary nutrient to keep skin from getting dry. With the help of its antioxidants, sweet potatoes prove to be a huge help in repairing any tissue damage, while preventing the skin to age prematurely.
A superfood in every sense of the word, oysters contain the highest amount of zinc, that helps create collagen, and therefore plays a major role in skin reparation process. There are other food items as well, that are rich in zinc, namely – beans, wheat germ, and beef.
Cucumber is known for being rich in water; plus, it as silica, which helps in moisturizing skin, increasing its elasticity. Also, this food contains vitamins A and C, that gives it a skin soothing property, and aids it in fighting damage.
So then, why go for an expensive skin care regimen, when you can take care just by eating the right food!