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How to keep your skin healthy, include these in your diet plan for glowing skin

Diet for healthy skin: Your diet plays an important role in ensuring your skin is healthy and free of acne. Include these 10 foods in your diet plan to gain a healthy-looking complexion.

fitness Updated: Aug 10, 2018 17:43 IST
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Diet for healthy skin: Eat healthy foods to keep your skin care problems at bay. (Shutterstock)

Your beauty routine is not enough to give you glowing, flawless skin. Creams and potions will only help you to a certain extent. Beyond that, you will have to rely on your diet and lifestyle to look your best and prevent skin problems and acne. If you eat unhealthy junk food, it will not just affect your weight loss plans but will also impact your skin.

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Here are 10 of the best foods to keep your skincare problems at bay:

Oranges are good for the synthesis of collagen and boost its production. (Shutterstock)

Oranges

Rich in Vitamin C, oranges are good for the synthesis of collagen and boost its production. They also repair and rejuvenate skin cells as well as smoothen and depigment skin to give a glowing skin tone.

Tomato

Tomatoes are a good antioxidant that neutralises free radicals that cause skin ageing and keep your skin looking young. Other good antioxidants are colourful fruits and vegetables such as beetroot, papaya and grapefruit.

Garlic

Garlic is a superfood that is rich in the chemical allicin, which kills harmful bacteria and viruses that your body is fighting and can reduce acne inflammation.

Nuts

Munch on nuts to gain sufficient amounts of minerals, such as zinc and selenium, that are important for healthy skin and can reduce acne.

Yoghurt is a probiotic rich in good bacteria and its lactic acid content makes dead skin cells disappear. (Shutterstock)

Yoghurt

This probiotic is rich in good bacteria and its lactic acid content makes dead skin cells disappear. It can also reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Fish

Fishes such as salmon and sardine are not just loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids; it is also good for treating acne-prone skin and reduce skin .

Broccoli

Broccoli contains antioxidants, including vitamin C and E. It boosts collagen production to keep the skin healthy and supple. Vitamin E can protect the skin cell membrane from getting damaged by UV rays.

Blueberries contain flavonoids or phytochemicals that are good antioxidants to prevent skin damage. (Shutterstock)

Blueberries

Blueberries contain flavonoids or phytochemicals that are good antioxidants to prevent skin damage.

Carrots

These vegetables are loaded with Vitamin A which maintains and repairs skin cells and reduces risk of psoriasis. It also protects the body from damaging effect of free radicals.

Kale

Most leafy greens are is high in antioxidants. They contain beta-carotene, Vitamin C, as well as flavonoids and polyphenols.

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First Published: Aug 10, 2018 14:29 IST