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Eat your way to good skin

After Hrs lists some superfoods to help give you that radiant glow.

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The common adage, you are what you eat, has often been proven true. And while most of us like to pile on multiple cosmetics on our skin in a bid to keep it looking its best, we neglect to nourish from inside. Skin needs many vitamins and minerals that are not present in our usual diet. Nourishing your body with the right foods can help you achieve that radiant look.

Blueberries: While most berries contain good nutrients, blueberries are your best bet for dull skin. They are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C, which add a glow to the face and also help in keeping wrinkles at bay. Consuming a small bowlful of these berries everyday can go a long way in improving your skin.

Eggs: Don’t let their size fool you, eggs are a superfood. While the white in the egg is a great source of protein, the yolk is packed with Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) that is needed for good skin and hair. There’s a reason they’re a common ingredient in face packs as well. The food is supposed to help clear up skin diseases like rosacea.

Mangoes: Considering it’s mango season currently, there’s no better time to eat this fruit. While some claim they are heaty, mangoes in fact contain carotenoids, that help improve the colour of your skin. If you’ve been looking too pale lately, eat this fruit daily to add a rosy pink to your complexion.

Cottage Cheese: Who knew paneer could be so good for you. Often skin loses it’s vibrancy when it’s low on moisture. To avoid it from going dry and lackluster, eat some cottage cheese. This milk product is rich in selenium, which adds that plump effect to the skin and improves colour as well. 

Salmon: Oily fish has come in the spotlight recently for its various benfits. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that work like a lubricant for skin. Eating this fish daily can get rid of dullness, inflammation and make the skin smooth and well-balanced.

Dried fruits: Don’t dismiss them for their fattening properties. Dry fruits like almonds, pistachios and dried apricots contain essential vitamins. Apricots boast of great iron content, that evens out the skin tone. They are also great as substitute foods to add some shine to your skin.

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