The much awaited monsoons are here, but let's admit it, everything is not as hunky dory as we pictured it to be. While we love the nip in the air, a lot of us are not very happy with the state of our skin or hair right now. If you are fed up with your dry and dull skin this monsoon, we must tell you that all is not lost. And no, we are not telling you to seek refuge in expensive skin-care products. There are plenty of natural ways in which you can infuse life in your skin and your diet is one of them.
Monsoon Diet Tips: Here Are Some Easy Diet Tips That May Prove Effective:
1. Eat Seasonal Fruits
Monsoon comes loaded with a bevy of seasonal fruits that may do wonder for your skin - all thanks to their high antioxidant content. Antioxidants prevent free radical activity. Excessive free radical activity makes your skin dull and wrinkly. Some of the vitamin C rich fruits you may include in your monsoon diet are litchis, pears, jamun and peaches.
2. Avoid Oily Street Food
We understand it is difficult to tame your cravings in this nippy weather, but bingeing on pakodas and samosa every day may make your skin saggy and deprave it of its sheen. You should ideally monitor your street food intake during monsoon, as the food sitting outside is at a greater chance of getting contaminated. It is a good idea to keep a safe distance from oily and fried food for sake of your skin too.
3. Stay Hydrated
Skin cells are mainly constituted by water, if they are dehydrated your skin looked parched and dry. To make sure your skin looks plump and radiant at all times, keep sipping into your glass from time to time. If the plain taste of water bores you, you can keep yourself hydrated by drinking fresh home-made juice, green tea and soups too.
4. Have Lots Of Healthy Seeds
Yes, you heard us! Do not toss away the seeds as they are a treasure trove of nutrients. Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are replete with vitamin E that may help your skin become younger, taut and radiant.
5. Avoid Sugar
Try to cut back on sugar too. When you eat sugar, the rush of glucose triggers a process called glycation. In this process, the sugar molecules bind in such a way that they make your skin age faster and look wrinkly with time.
Try these diet tips and flaunt your beautiful skin this monsoon!
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.