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Skin Care: Top 5 foods that will make you glow

Remember the famous quote, “You are what you eat”? Whoever said that is absolutely correct. Your skin is just a perfect reflection of what you eat.

Your skin works to hold moisture in your body so you don’t become dehydrated, it protects your blood and organs from germs to keep you healthy, and it also protects your bones and muscles from damage when you stay out long in the sun.

If you keep loading up on sugary drinks, junk food and processed snacks, you are very likely to have acne prone and dull looking skin. No matter how many skincare products you apply to the outside of your skin, if you aren’t eating healthy food to nourish your skin from within, your skin will look dull, unhealthy and undernourished.

Hence,the need to feed healthy for a perfect skin glow. Let’s check out the food we need for this.

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1. Apple

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Apples are the richest source of malic acid also known as alpha hydroxyl acid. Malic acid is gentler than other acids used in beauty treatments, such as glycolic and salicylic acid. Malic acid promotes healthier, firmer and youthful looking skin by renewing skin cells without damaging the skin layer.

An additional benefit is the high fibre content in apples. Fibre helps to clean out the colon and promotes regular bowel movements, hence promoting clear pimple-free skin. This should convince you that an apple a day leads to glowing skin.

2. Pineapple

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Not only do pineapple contains anti-oxidants that neutralise free-radical damage, hydrates and softens skin from the inside out and lightens blemishes, resulting in clearer-looking skin. It also contains large quantity of bromelain, an anti-inflammatory enzyme used widely for its numerous health benefits. This enzyme has special benefits for skin as a gentle exfoliant.

3. Banana

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The nutrients in bananas work to maintain the elasticity of skin, moisturise, prevent premature ageing and wrinkles, soften and rejuvenate, and fade dark spots and blemishes.

As a result of the high level of potassium in banana, it helps moisturises and hydrates the skin, making it look fuller, more supple, and youthful. Banana also contains various skin-healthy nutrients such as Vitamin A, B, and E.

4. Pawpaw

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Pawpaw contains a large amount of Vitamin A/ Beta Carotene and an important enzyme, Papain which serves as an important digestive aid that breaks down inactive proteins. It also a powerful antioxidant. It counters free radical damage on skin and also helps heal damaged skin by speeding up cell regeneration, that’s why they are widely used in skincare industry.

5. Avocado

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Avocado contains biotin, also known as vitamin B7 which promotes cell regeneration and growth, resulting in faster growing hair and nails. The fatty acids in this naturally fatty fruit also help to provide skin with essential lubrications for a glowing skin.

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