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We are not always born with a glowing, perfect complexion. We need to really work hard to keep our skin beautiful and spot free. Even those with the most gorgeous skin have a breakout or two once in a while. And when these pimples and zits pop up on our skin, they leave behind scars and blemishes that refuse to go away naturally.
Expensive beauty creams on the market too fail to work their magic when it comes to preventing and fully healing breakouts on the skin. While there is no unfailing way of doing this, the best possible, and even long-term way of making your skin radiant is by eating nutritious, and eating foods that will prevent the occurrence of pimples in the first place.
Simply eat these, and there won’t be any acne scars on your face again.
1. Omega-3 fatty acids
Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are great for skin, believed to have skin cleansing properties. You need to have a healthy diet that includes lots of flaxseeds, walnuts and fish. Omega-3 also works against inflammation, which means if you have red stains on your skin, it will gradually subside. Add flaxseeds to your shakes and smoothies and munch on a few almonds everyday.
2. Antioxidant rich foods
Eat as many foods as possible rich in antioxidant such as spinach, green tea and cherries. They are very good for the skin as they purify the skin and fight the free radicals that are primarily responsible for breakouts and pimples. Include spinach in your daily diet, and see how your skin glows naturally. Sip on green tea instead of one with milk and sugar.
3. Vitamin C rich foods
Indulge in oranges, strawberries, tomatoes and melons. These citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C which improves your immunity and protects the skin from scarring and dark spots owing to their property to heal damaged skin.
4. Vitamin E rich foods
Vitamin E has a property of healing scarred skin and diminishing skin irritation. Nuts, green leafy veggies, eggs, soyabeans, and almonds are great examples of foods in this category. Find a way to including them in your daily diet either by way of a salad, or a quick snack. There is no way you won’t have a glowing skin.
5. Foods having high water content
These foods flush out the toxins from your system and keep your body hydrated. Not to mention, you need to drink plenty of water for a good skin, try also to eat a lot of watermelons and cucumber to fulfill the requirement.
6. Foods rich in magnesium
These foods keep the acne-causing hormones in check, and hence a great preventive for those prone to breakouts. Some good examples of magnesium-rich foods include oatmeal, brown rice and figs. Eat oatmeal for breakfast everyday, and try to make a complete switch from white to brown rice gradually. Your skin will definitely benefit.
7. Foods with low sodium content
Packaged chips and processed meats are examples of food with high sodium content. Such foods other than giving you a bloated belly, also flare up acne and pimples on the skin often leading to redness of the skin. For a healthy, flawless complexion it is imperative to eat unprocessed food that are made with less salt and not packaged with preservatives.