Our skin often battles pollution, extreme temperatures and sometimes, even neglect. This often results in dull skin, acne, hair fall and even premature ageing. So, if you want right the wrongs you have been meting out to your skin and hair, here's help.
Nutritionist and lifestyle educator Karishma Chawla says, "Foods are information to the body and they determine the quality of your cells, tissue and organs. An imbalance in the ecosystem (inside the body) will result in ageing faster and externally give rise to wrinkles, pigmentation and acne."
Here are her recommendations on how you can steer clear of all the skin health problems and get flawless too:
Acne: Amp up your intake of probiotics, Vitamin C, E and glutathione, Vitamin B6 and omega 3. You should also include papaya, chia, flaxseeds and fatty fish in your diet.
Hairloss: Probiotic, biotin, high strength multivitamin and iron in few cases. A diet rich in lean protein and iron-rich food such as eggs, chicken, fish, spinach – always with a dash of lime for better iron-absorption is a good way to start.
Dark circles: Your eyes will thank you for including high strength multivitamins, milk thistle, antioxidants and glutathione that is found in foods such as green veggies like kale, fruits such as berries etc.
Low energy: High strength multivitamin, antioxidants and fish oil, BCAA, Mg, CoQ10 are good to pep yourself up. You should also include avocado, pumpkin seeds, berries and walnuts in your meal plan.
Low immunity: Adding probiotics, B complex vitamins, C, E, glutathione, omega 3, Zinc, glutamine, asvagandha will help your immunity. So will, including leek, onion, garlic, fermented veggies, oats, barley, millet, amaranth in your diet.