To build a glowing and even skin, you have to start with eating antioxidant-rich and nutrient-dense foods! Feed your skin the vital nutrients for radiant and healthy glowing skin complexion.
Carrot and sweet potatoes are packed with carotenoids; tomatoes contain lycopene; whereas green leafy vegetables are rich in lutein. These nutrients work together by protecting our skin cells from oxidative damage and natural aging processes, which in turn ridding wrinkles, fine lines and restoring a silky smooth skin. Cook these foods with healthy fats, as this will help to boost the absorption into our body.
Citrus fruits, guava, pineapple, green leafy vegetables, broccoli and bell peppers and many more are packed with vitamin C. Besides benefitting your immune system, vitamin C is also the key player in ensuring your skin cells thrive and supported with good collagen foundation. It also helps to fight free radicals and reversing UV ray-induced sun damage for brighter and healthier skin complexion.
Vitamin E, one of the vitamins often associated with skin care and cosmetics. This is because vitamin E helps to repair scarred cells and serve as an invisible shield from damaging UV rays. It also acts as antioxidant to keep your face and body against free radicals. Vitamin E can be found in most of the foods including unrefined vegetable oils, nuts and seeds such as almond, walnut and peanuts.
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This article is written by Suet Kei (Biogreen Nutritionist) for Green Image Organic Enterprise Sdn Bhd.