Sometimes, even makeup and frequent trips to the spa won’t give you the skin that you desire on your wedding day. It could have something to do with your diet. The key here is to eat your way to healthy and radiant skin. You want your skin to look fresh, dewy and supple on your big day, right? If so, then you certainly must start having these 8 foods for that bridal glow!
1. It’s time to go nuts!
Did you know that nuts are packed with fibre, minerals, vitamin E, antioxidants, protein and unsaturated fats? Well, they certainly are! Whether you pick walnuts, cashews or almonds, you can rest assured that each of them promotes clearer and softer skin! A handful a day is good!
2. Did you have your broccoli today?
These power veggies may be tiny in size, but they do have a positive impact on your skin. If you’ve always wanted that natural glow, now is a good time to befriend this veggie. It’s not only rich in antioxidants but also contains vitamin C which promotes collagen production, and keeps your skin healthy, supple and radiant. A small bowl of steamed or lightly sauteed broccoli should do the trick.
3. An apple a day for clear and radiant skin
One of the best reasons to include apples in your daily diet is that they contain antioxidants. Apples have a fortifying flavonoid called ‘quercetin’ that helps calm sensitive skin since it has anti-inflammatory properties. When eating an apple, always eat it with its skin as that’s the part that contains the most nutrients. An apple a day is what your skin needs the most!
4. Berries to the rescue!
Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries make a delicious and healthy snack. These babies contain antioxidants that fight free radicals, offer protection to your skin against the sun, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. A bowl of berries a day will give your skin that radiant glow in no time!
5. Avocados LOVE your skin
You can either eat it or make a face mask out of it! Both ways work like a charm at giving your skin a radiant glow. It contains vitamins A, B, C, E and K, and iron, potassium and magnesium. It keeps your skin hydrated, supple and, most importantly, gives it a healthy glow. Since it’s extremely high in fat (even though it’s unsaturated), it’s best to stick to a slice or two a day.
6. Juicy watermelon is just so refreshing!
If you want your skin to look gorgeous on your big day, you need to start looking after your skin months in advance. Watermelon is a good food option. It hydrates your skin. Since it’s high on sugar, one bowl of freshly diced watermelons should be more than enough.
7. Tomatoes for the win!
Tomatoes are an amazing fruit because they aid the regeneration of collagen in the skin which protects it from sagging and ageing. Since it contains high levels of antioxidants it does a fab job at keeping the fine lines and wrinkles at bay too. One small bowl of raw tomatoes can be tossed into your salad. If you also want to do away with acne, you should drink tomato juice (don’t throw away the skin!). Don’t forget to thank us later!
8. Salmon is absolutely yum!
For soft and clear skin, you should be eating salmon! The pink fish is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein which help keep your skin hydrated and supple. A steamed or lightly grilled fillet a day should do wonders for your skin. Eat clean, eat healthy, we say!