Beauty Skincare

Eat Right, Look Right: Superfoods for Your Skin

Get gorgeous skin in a few simple servings! Simran Kinger tells us which superfoods guarantee tons of beauty benefits.

 
Amla
The humble amla, also known as the Indian Gooseberry, is a highly effective food item that has a host of health and beauty benefits. Thanks to the high vitamin C content, it helps lighten skin, fights pigmentation, blemishes and dark spots, thus helping in overall toning. Consuming amla, as the fruit or in its juice form, is also a way of a natural detox as it aids cleansing and exfoliating the skin from within while cooling the body.
Rich in: Vitamin C, fibre, potassium, and calcium.
 
Spinach
You may not be able to bust out muscles like Popeye did after grabbing a can of his trusty spinach, but you can come pretty damn close. The high vitamin A content in this leafy veggie is great to boost hair growth and to control ageing naturally. The nutrients aid in the production of collagen, which guarantees younger looking skin and healthier hair. The iron in it helps avoid anaemia. Additionally, it is also beneficial for bone health and is known to fight cancer. Plus, it has very few calories, so have a generous portion every now and then!
Rich in: Potassium, vitamin K, vitamin A, iron, and more.
 
Beetroot
This rich root is packed with unmatched nutrition that will make sure you have a glowing complexion in absolutely no time! Consumption of beetroot prevents fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes. The high content of antioxidants works to purify the blood, which reflects on your skin, making it clear and radiant. You will also notice your dark circles fade. Topically applying beetroot juice on your lips overnight will lighten them, making them appear pink and supple.
Rich in: Fibre, folate, iron, vitamin C, and manganese.
 
Lemon
Goodbye pigmentation, acne scars, blackheads, fine lines and skin infections! Regular consumption of lemon, specially on an empty stomach, will ensure you can reap all these benefits and a few more! It helps in rejuvenating skin, banishing spots and blemishes from the inside. As for the hair, it helps avoid dandruff, strengthen roots and also control sebaceous glands. It is a great source for an overall detox and helps you stay slim as well!
Rich in: Vitamin C, folate, and calcium.
 
Tomatoes
Tomatoes are a part of most meals and you’ll be surprised to know how many beauty benefits it contains. The high level of lycopene in it is very effective for delaying the process of ageing and fighting off the signs of sun damage. It even aids in lightening a sun tan and fight a sun burn to give you brighter skin. Since it is a citrusy fruit as well, it helps battle acne, tighten pores and cleanse the skin. Apart from consumption, tomatoes are also widely used for topical application as face packs and scrubs, so give this one a go!
Rich in: Lycopene, vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium.
 
Blueberries
One of the richest sources of antioxidants, blueberries are great means for flushing out toxins from the body; this helps fight off a host of infections and diseases. This also aids in keeping the skin radiant and glowing. Blueberries heal broken capillaries, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, prevent acne and help make your skin look younger. They also help in boosting hair growth and strengthening roots by improving blood circulation.
Rich in: Fibre, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and iron.
 
Make these foods a part of your regular diet for long-term beauty and health benefits!
 
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