Skin care is vital for healthy looking skin. With increased pollution, being out has a very damaging effect on your skin. Not to mention the harmful UV rays you are exposed to with a full day out in sun. Sure, you use external protections like sunscreen, moisturizers, caps, scarves, etc.
Helping your body to internally take care of your skin is needed to help rejuvenate any damage your skin suffers day to day. Vitamin C’s role in skin health and appearance has been proven in many published papers. It is said to give you a radiant glow and also make the skin prone to fewer wrinkles.
Here are some really easy ingredients to include in your diet without having to give up eating things you love or having to spend crazy money on expensive items to make a healthy diet.
1. Brussels Sprouts
I know brussels sprouts are not a favorite for a lot of people. As a child, I didn’t like it either. I have developed a taste for it now. It is good for you and that is for a reason. Brussels sprouts are high in antioxidants and vitamin C, making them good for your skin as well. Moms do know what veggies are healthy and should definitely be included in their kids’ diet.
2. Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits like lemons, grapefruits, and oranges give you a boost of vitamin C and thanks to them you get a radiant glow. Everyone knows that citrus fruits are best to get your dose of vitamin C.
Carrots are healthy and everyone knows that. Many like munching on raw carrots and carrots are also an obvious addition to salads. Diets usually include carrot juice but did you know it is supposed to be good for your skin too. Carrots are high in beta carotene which gets converted into vitamin A in our bodies and vitamin A plays a role in cellular collagen production which helps in healing damaged skin.
4. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite snacks. I remember spending time with my cousins and us eating sweet potatoes in the evening and having a gala time. They have high levels of antioxidant beta-carotene and magnesium, they act as anti-inflammatory agents. When you boil the sweet potatoes, you can also eat the skin. The skin is full of nutrients too. It aids in gut health and while on the topic of skin care, it leads to a blemish-free complexion.
5. Brown Rice
Now, we all know that brown rice is healthier than white rice. It is rich in selenium. It can also help regulate blood sugar levels as a complex carbohydrate. It also helps prevent premature aging.
These are some of the easy things to include in your diet. They don’t only benefit your skin but help maintain and improve your overall health too. These aren’t crazy substitutions, these are small changes that can bring on some big impacts.