Get that glowing skin with a little effort

Get that glowing skin with a little effort

Nothing makes you feel as confident as having a glowing, radiant skin, especially in the winter. Great skin makes one look younger and feel healthier no matter what the age or physical condition is. With a little effort you can get back the glowing skin even in this freezing cold. But, the fact of the matter is that taking care of the skin needs some serious pampering. 

Here are some tips:
One of the crucial things our body and our skin needs for long-term health is fat. Eating more fat makes the skin more elastic and less wrinkly. Mono-unsaturated fats such as olive oil, avocado and macadamia nut oil are well-known to be good for us. 

According to Dr Gowri Kulkarni, specialist in family medicine, Nationwide Primary Healthcare services, “One should eat a lot of vegetables as they provide plenty of fibre and antioxidants. However, make sure to cut down on starchy food, as they can have a surprisingly strong effect on our blood sugar level. Fruits are also a great option in winter as they are relatively low in sugar and high in antioxidants.”

But it is not just about taking a proper diet, it is also about drinking a lot of water to keep the skin supple and refreshed. Very often our intake of water goes down during winters which proves detrimental to our skin and general well-being.  “It is important to have adequate water as in winter too  our skin needs hydration. At least two litres of water is necessary, ” advises the doctor.

Protein also provides important building blocks for the entire body. However, our body has little capacity to store protein. So, to ensure our body and skin  receives alla the nourishment it needs, one should take sufficient amounts of protein on a daily basis. Dr Rohit Batra, Dermatologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, says, “One can have lots of fish and other seafood to get more protein. Dishes can also include fish oil. People can go for nuts like cashew and walnuts to get that glowing skin. Include more juices and milk products in your daily diet. Coconut oil and aloe vera can also be used on skin for a glowing effect.”
Herbs and spices, including rosemary, garlic, curcumin and cinnamon are a great addition to any skin health and longevity eating plan. Not only do spices greatly add flavour and variety to our food, but they also contain bioactive substances with positive effects on general health, skin and life span.

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