For many of us, acne is a perpetual, year-round problem. It is usually considered a summer problem, when your skin gets oily and breaks out. Oily skin is just one of the causes of pimples; hormonal issues, stress, unhealthy diet – these and many other factors may cause acne, any time of the year. In fact, peak winter is the only time when we are too lazy and cold to wash our face regularly and apply those spine-chilling face packs. Result? Unclean skin and pimples!
What you eat shows on your skin. So, if you are suffering from pesky breakouts even in this chilli weather, tweak your diet to take care of your skin and avoid germ build-up.
here are some of fruits that you can use to cleanup your skin:
The juicy and tangy orange makes a comeback in winter with a splash. Eat one orange or drink a glass of orange juice every day to flush you toxins and clean your skin from within.
Almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios – all these nuts contain omega 3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats that keep you warm while getting rid of unhealthy oils deposited in the skin layers. Remember to have just a handful of them every day.
3. Green Vegetables
Winter produce is full of vibrant greens. Spinach, cabbage, fenugreek, mustard – get all the fresh winter greens home and make skin-friendly meals with them every day. Nutritionist and Physician Dr. Parveen Verma claims, “eating green vegetables can do wonders for your skin.”
4. Sweet Potatoes And Carrots
Dermatologist Deepali Bhardwaj explains, “Foods rich in vitamin A help shrink sweat glands, reduce pore size and minimise bacterial infections.” Sweet potatoes and carrots are good sources of vitamin A and can easily be found in the winter produce.
5. Green Tea
Nothing warms us up than a hot cup of tea in the nippy evenings. As soon as the warm sunlight fades away, have a warm cup of green tea with honey. Green tea has antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds that can help fight acne.