Not enough can be said about the importance of food in keeping our mind and body healthy. We need a variety of foods to keep up the vital functions of the body. However, food is important not only for maintaining our inner health but also our outer health. Without doing any medical examination, the state of health of a person can be known by looking at his/her skin.
Our skin reflects what we eat. While we rush to buy the latest herbal, natural or organic cosmetics, we often don’t bother with the foods that can help us maintain a beautiful skin without resorting to use of cosmetics.
In this article, we will look at some of the foods that should be consumed regularly for keeping the skin healthy, beautiful and glowing. If you pick up any of your cosmetic and check the list of ingredients, you will find these foods listed there.
Different Foods For Healthy Skin
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, is a clichéd saying but very true. Apples not only help maintain your inner health but also give healthy glow to your skin.
You should eat at least two apples during the day if you want a healthy skin. You can also mash a slice of apple, mix it with a little milk and apply it on your face and neck. This face mask is excellent for all skin types.
All local beauty salons offer papaya face masks to take care of your skin troubles. A papaya based face mask helps remove dirt and grime trapped inside the pores of the skin.
It is also an excellent remedy against oily skin since the chemicals found in papaya helps maintain the oil balance in the skin. However, one must also eat papayas regularly. Whatever is good for your skin from the outside is good for the skin from inside as well.
Our grandmothers have told us the secret of getting rid of dark under eye circles; apply almond oil to the eyes. We also know that almond oil does wonders for our hair.
Almond is a rich source of Vitamin E that is required by the body to maintain its elasticity and suppleness. Eating 10-15 pieces of almonds every day will ensure that your skin does not age for a long time. Maintaining the elasticity of the skin will keep it soft and supple at all times.
Fresh Cream is part of all our desserts. But cream is also high on fat content. Therefore, we do not recommend daily consumption of cream. However, taking 2-3 teaspoons of fresh cream every day in your food will keep your skin supple and elastic always.
You can also use cream directly on your skin. Take some fresh cream and add a few drops of milk to make a paste like consistency. Rub the cream mixture all over your body including the face. Leave on for 20 minutes and then wash off the cream using warm water. Do not use soap. Cream makes for an excellent body wash especially during winters.