What you put on your skin is just one aspect of skin care. The saying 'you are what you eat' is so important for our general health. Now, the type of food we consume makes a huge difference on our skin. It is time to make some dietary changes. Are you ready? Here goes.
Vitamin-C Rich Foods
A lot of fruits, especially the colourful ones - oranges, strawberries, kiwis, guavas, etc - are rich in Vitamin C. Likewise vegetables including spinach, broccoli, parsley are very rich in Vitamin C. Including these in your diet would not brighten just your skin but improve your overall health. If you have trouble consuming these, make it interesting by consuming them as smoothies.
We know what you're thinking! No, we're not talking about the typical Ghanaian salad with lots and lots of cream. We're referring to predominantly veggies - carrots, beans, avocado, baby spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, etc with lemon juice to taste or a little bit of olive oil to give it the kick you need. The healthier, the better.
Generally, animal protein are complete with all 9 essential amino acids. However, they are also high in fat most times. Aside the regular meats, burgers and high-fat meats we consume, adding salmon, eggs, greek yoghurt (plain), almonds, etc is essential for great skin. They're packed with the proteins the body needs to be healthy which translates into healthy skin.
Of course, we couldn't have left out water. Drinking lots of water flushes out toxins in the body. It also improves the elasticity of the skin by keeping it hydrated and refreshed thus reducing wrinkles. It might not be so easy drinking water, especially 5 to 8 glasses a day. Start gradually or infuse your water with fruits. Challenge yourself. You can do it.
Every change takes time. Be patient with yourself as you embark on this journey. For further consultation on skin care, please do not hesitate to contact Kaydua Luxury on +233 596 050 073 or @kaydualuxury via Facebook and Instagram.
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