Skin is one of the most vital organs of the human body. It acts as a protective layer providing insulation to the body and helps in excretion of toxins from the body through sweat, thus maintaining equilibrium in the body. Skin being the peripheral organ, holds utmost importance especially from the cosmetological point of view. Hence, it’s important to take proper care and provide healthy nourishment in the functioning of skin.
Fruits like oranges, papaya, muskmelon, honey melon, tomato, banana,pumpkin, carrot are few rich sources of Vitamin A playing an essential role in the development and maintenance of the skin.
Consuming adequate amounts of vitamin A help to improve the texture, moisture and elasticity of the skin. Limit yourself to 2 to 3 servings per day.
It also protects the skin from becoming dry and dull and helps in preventing skin ailments such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, lettuce – 2servings per day whether in raw or cooked form are rich in Vitamin A, B, C essential for skin healing and repair.
Foods like kale, spinach, lettuce, cabbage, green beans are rich sources of Vitamin K essential in aiding the body’s process of blood clotting, which help in healing wounds, bruises, and areas affected by surgery.
It also helps clear dark spots, scars or stubborn dark circles under the eyes.
Apart from a healthy nutritive intake, one must spend at least 35 to 45 minutes of any activity or exercise like walking, aerobics, yoga, Zumba etc which helps sweat out all toxins from the body thus leading to glowing and rejuvenated skin.
Adequate amount of sleep ie 7-8 hours per day is essential for the normal functioning of the human body.
Just 10–15 minutes of daily exposure helps manufacture vitamin D throughout the skin. Vitamin D is one of the best vitamins for your skin, along with vitamins C, E, and K.
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