9 Great Foods for Beautiful, Younger and Glowing Skin
The vitamin C content of strawberries helps to combat wrinkles and ageing caused by free radical damage making the skin more elastic. Strawberries can be eaten and also applied onto the face as a scrub or mask.
Vitamin A and the enzyme Papain in papaya help ensure glowing skin. When the peel is rubbed onto the skin, it has exfoliation properties, which help exfoliation properties, which help in removing dead skin cells along with breaking down the inactive proteins.
The isoflavones present in tofu preserves the skin firming collagen keeping the skin tone plump and elastic.
Carrots contain the carotenoids betacarotene and lycopene – both of which may shield our skin against UV damage. The vitamin A in carrot also promotes good eyesight.
Lutein in spinach is a carotenoid that protects your skin from UV damage. When stored continuously under the light it shows elevated levels of vitamin C and preserved levels of vitamins K, E, folate and the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin.
Beta-carotene, which gives pumpkins its orange colour, protects you skin from UV damage. Beta-carotene is also converted to vitamin A in the body, which helps to keep your eyes, bones and immune system healthy.
Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, good for the areas with lots of oil glands, such as the face.
Calcium helps in strengthening the teeth enamel, making it cavity resistant. In your adult years, calcium helps in maintaining strong teeth. People who consume enough calcium are less likely to suffer from gum disease.
Cocoa hydrates the skin making it supple and firm. Dark chocolate has antioxidant properties that give the skin its luminosity. It is best to eat chocolate that has at least 70 percent cacao to get that glossy effect or better still apply it liberally to reduce the puffiness.