There are thousands of skin and beauty care products that promise to give you clear and glowing skin. Instead of relying on these products, you can try some simple and easy home remedies to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin Every woman wants picture-perfect, flawless skin. Clear and beautiful skin is one of the main elements of a person’s beauty. Healthy skin helps you feel beautiful as well.
What you eat determines how firm, radiant and ageless your skin is. Eat the wrong food and you will end up with lined, pigmented and sagging skin. Eat the right food and you will have clear, luminous and soft skin.Food can also act as a sun protector, enhancing your sunscreen. Conversely, if you've forgotten to apply sunscreen, food can provide some natural sun protection. On my last beach vacation, I inadvertently applied moisturizer instead of sunscreen, and after spending seven hours in the sun, suns-screen, I only ended up with a pink face, which disappeared after 12 hours. Had I not been eating these sun-protecting foods, I would have done significantly more damage to my skin.
Here are five of the best foods to eat to provide natural, healthy sun protection.
- Olives and Olive oil;. You need to eat to get the skin-protecting benefit. Heirloom tomatoes have more lycopene than conventional tomatoes.
- Watermelon; Another great source of lycopene, you need about three cups of watermelon for it to be effective. Eat watermelon as a delicious summer snack with fresh mint and a squeeze of lime.
- Bell peppers; Bell peppers contain the antioxidant campsite which decreases UVB-induced skin damage and inhibits inflammation from sun exposure. Toss raw bell peppers into a spinach salad. You need a whole bell pepper for it to be effective.
- Pomegranate; The pomegranate seeds protect the skin from both UVA and UVB free radicals. They can enhance the sun protection factor of sunscreen by up to 25% and also inhibit hyper-pigmentation. Snack on the seeds or toss them into a watercress salad. Pomegranate juice is an easy way to get the antioxidants, but without the seeds, there's no fiber and the juice converts too quickly to sugar leading to glaciation and aging.
- Wild salmon; This fish is rich in omega-3 fats, which inhibit inflammation from UVB rays by up to 52%. They also block the release of UV-induced enzymes that eat away at collagen, causing lines and sagging. Enjoy the wild salmon or poached over microgreens.
Tips; How to look after your Skin
- Help build collagen, take rose hips. You can find them at a drugstore. Follow instructions on your package
- Green tea provides antioxidants; add some tea bags to your bath.
- Turmeric can help signs of aging. You can make a paste by mixing gram flour, turmeric, milk, honey and 2 to 4 drops lemon juice. Apply it evenly on your face and allow it to dry,rains off with lukewarm water and scrub your face gently in circular motion. Apply face cream after wash.
- Get some soy milk into your diet. Soy consumption may support skin health by supplying high-quality protein needed for building and maintaining collagen, the material essential to connective tissues.
- Take a multi vitamin. Vitamins are good for your health, and it also benefits your skin.
- Put aloe into your skin. The acids in aloe eat away dead skin cells and speed up the healing process skin.
- Sweating is nature’s way of eliminating toxic chemicals that can build up under skin. Plus, it will create a glow by giving your circulation a boost
- Exfoliate daily, the reason men age slower than women, is because they exfoliate daily by shaving.
- Get your sleep. When you miss too much sleep, fluid can collect under your eyes, making them puffy.
- Learn to relax. Stress is bad for your skin
- Fish oil is not only good for your brain; it is good for your skin too. Start taking fish oil daily.
- Use sunscreen if you must go into the sun.
- Don’t get too much sun, even with sunscreen. Too much sun can speed up the aging process.