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Best food for healthy skin
Dhaka, 3 September, Abnews: Your beauty routine is not enough to give you glowing, flawless skin. Creams and potions will only help you to a certain extent. Beyond that, you will have to rely on your diet and lifestyle to look your best and prevent skin problems and acne. If you eat unhealthy junk food, it will not just affect your weight loss plans but will also impact your skin.
 
Here are 10 of the best foods to keep your skincare problems at bay:
 
Oranges
 
Rich in Vitamin C, oranges are good for the synthesis of collagen and boost its production. They also repair and rejuvenate skin cells as well as smoothen and depigment skin to give a glowing skin tone.
 
Tomato
 
Tomatoes are a good antioxidant that neutralises free radicals that cause skin ageing and keep your skin looking young. Other good antioxidants are colourful fruits and vegetables such as beetroot, papaya and grapefruit.
 
Garlic
 
Garlic is a superfood that is rich in the chemical allicin, which kills harmful bacteria and viruses that your body is fighting and can reduce acne inflammation.
 
Nuts
 
Munch on nuts to gain sufficient amounts of minerals, such as zinc and selenium, that are important for healthy skin and can reduce acne.
 
Yoghurt
 
This probiotic is rich in good bacteria and its lactic acid content makes dead skin cells disappear. It can also reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
 
Fish
 
Fishes such as salmon and sardine are not just loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids; it is also good for treating acne-prone skin and reduce skin .
 
Broccoli
 
Broccoli contains antioxidants, including vitamin C and E. It boosts collagen production to keep the skin healthy and supple. Vitamin E can protect the skin cell membrane from getting damaged by UV rays.
 
Blueberries
 
Blueberries contain flavonoids or phytochemicals that are good antioxidants to prevent skin damage.
 
Carrots
 
These vegetables are loaded with Vitamin A which maintains and repairs skin cells and reduces risk of psoriasis. It also protects the body from damaging effect of free radicals.
 
Kale
 
Most leafy greens are is high in antioxidants. They contain beta-carotene, Vitamin C, as well as flavonoids and polyphenols.
 
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