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6 Beautifying Foods You Must Be Eating Now!

Dr. Huda Ashraf Bukhari

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The concept of beauty is much wider than merely what gets slathered on the skin. Our internal health is just as important factor in determining the quality of the skin. Hence, it is not completely wrong to assume that beauty starts from within.

 A vital part of our inner health is contingent on the diet we consume. Hence, the way our skin looks is going to be determined by what we eat. This is why fatty and sugary foods often cause acne. People complaint of zits when they overload of caffeine. Therefore, what is eat is reflected on our skin. 

Moreover, good, nutritious food ensures that the body is fortified; skin plays an important part in defending the body, and thus needs to be strengthened with the right diet for stronger immunity. 

So, even though junk food tantalizes our taste buds, it seldom carries any good nutrients. On the contrary, it has a bad impact on our health. Without proper nourishment, not only do the hair and skin look unhealthy, but the skin is liable to break and thus compromise immunity as well. 

Therefore, while it is fine to treat yourself once in a while, but you must restrain yourself on other days. Moreover, if your diet isn’t good, the topical treatments you use will not work effectively too. 

When you eat beautifying foods, your hair and skin are nourished from within. The added benefit is that healthy diet promoted healthy body in its entirety; by avoiding processed foods you will save yourself from things such as insulin spikes and inflammation. 

Furthermore, balanced diet also prevents from weight gain, which again has adverse impact on the quality of skin. Obese people are more liable to suffer from skin infections, inflammation of the skin etc. as well. Suffice to say, healthy diet isn’t just good for your hair and skin, but also for your overall health. 

However, whilst all-natural foods are good for health, certain foods are especially beneficial for the skin. Incorporating these in the diet can thus not only yield promising results for the skin, but as they are natural foods, they promote health as well. Following is the list of such beautifying foods that you need to eat more of:

1- Pineapple:

Pineapple is high in vitamin C, which boosts collagen production and is also known for its skin brightening properties. Apart from that, pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that aids digestion. A good digestion is essential for maintaining a healthy skin. 

Bromelain detoxifies the blood and improves circulation. Bromelain also fights inflammation and swelling. Pineapple also contains amino acids that help in cell and tissue repair. Pineapple is also a good source of vitamin A and B, both of which are vital for healthy skin.

This juicy and tasty fruit can be consumed in a variety of ways. Toss in the salad, make a juice out of, or eat as it is!

2- Figs: 

Another one of the beautifying foods with amazing properties is figs. It is great to detoxify the body. The seeds found inside figs help rid the digestive tract of mucus and toxins. This is very important because essential nutrients can’t be transported to the skin if the digestive tract is blocked. 

Figs also contain antioxidants which prevent premature aging. Apart from that, figs contain vitamin B6 and vitamin C, both of which improve skin texture and tone. Furthermore, figs are also great for regulating hormones and fighting acne. It also contains vitamin E and magnesium, which accelerates hair growth. The essential nutrients found in fig promote blood circulation to the scalp to promote hair growth.

3- Lemons: 

Lemon is one of the best detoxifying foods. It also aids the digestive system and helps the liver to get rid of waste more effectively. Lemons also improve the lymphatic drainage. This helps to remove toxins from the body and reduce puffiness around the eyes.

It is also great for battling acne and spots on the skin. It is also beneficial in reducing inflammation resulting from acne. Lemons are also useful for treating dandruff and promoting healthy hair. 

Moreover, the acidic lemon juice help lighten skin to remove spots. It also bleaches hair, and thus when applied to the face, can help in reducing the appearance of facial hair. However, as it is acidic, it should be patch tested first to avoid any side-effects of it. 

4- Avocado: 

Avocados are another one foods that are great for the skin. It is full of fatty acids and protein. Essential fatty acids are the building blocks of cell membranes. This improves the skin’s natural oil barrier, making skin plumper and smoother. Similarly, protein is an important building block of the skin. Avocados also contain vitamin C and E that makes hair healthier.

5- Chia Seeds: 

Chia seeds are full of beautifying minerals and antioxidants. They contain Omega 3 that fights inflammation and dryness. Chia seeds also improve blood circulation which is good for improving skin tone.

6- Carrots: 

Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene and vitamin C. Inside the body, beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A. Vitamin A repairs skin tissue and fights acne and wrinkles.

If you have any skin related concerns, visit a dermatologist right away. You can book an appointment with a top Dermatologist in Islamabad, Multan and Karachi through oladoc.com. You can also call our helpline at 042-3890-0939 for assistance to find the RIGHT Doctor for your health concerns.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Huda Ashraf Bukhari - Author Dr. Huda Ashraf Bukhari is a Dermatologist practicing in Karachi. Dr. Huda Ashraf Bukhari has the following degrees: MBBS, FCPS and has 10 years of experience. She believes that anyone can have good skin, all they need is a skin care routine.
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