These foods can give you bright skin, dermatologists say
New Delhi : When it’s about your skin and appearances, it's about the food you eat. Dermatologists say that there are a few foods which help to boost collagen, fight against wrinkles and in general gives a flawless healthy skin. So, here goes the list of foods which, if included in dietary routine, can give you bright skin forever.
The free fatty acids in Salmon serve as building blocks for healthy skin cells. Eating wild salmon gives an optimal dose of omega-3s to reinforce skin's barrier and keeps moisture in and irritants out.
The high concentration of water in watermelon can actually reduce the water retention that leads to puffiness around the eyes. And because watermelon is low in sugar, compared to many other fruits, you don't have to worry about glycation, the chemical reaction that compromises collagen and leads to lines and wrinkles.
Green tea contains polyphenols, making it an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory, it can be used as a great toner to treat acne," says Dr. Kaleroy Papantoniou, a cosmetic dermatologist. "It's great for healing blemishes and scars, flushes out toxins, and also keeps skin supple. The vitamin K in green tea helps lighten dark circles under the eyes, too. So, put used green tea bags in the fridge for a great 15-minute under eye treatment."
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a potent antioxidant to protect skin from UV damage. A study in the British Journal of Dermatology found participants who ate five tablespoons of tomato paste daily showed 33 percent more protection against sunburn than a control group.
Carrot has high levels of beta-carotene, which is a precursor to vitamin A...which also happens to be a form of the main active ingredient in Retin-A," says Baumann. "This vitamin has been found to decrease the skin's oil production, and there's also some evidence that it can improve psoriasis."
Avocados penetrate cells at the deepest level, which is virtually a tasty way to get a basal layer skin dose of vitamins A, D, and E, good fats, and phytonutrients.
"About 75 percent of the fat in olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids, which may play a role in the youth boost," says Marie Jhin, M.D., certified board dermatologist and author of Asian Beauty Secrets. "The antioxidant polyphenols in olive oil could also quench damaging free radicals."