Left: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care
By: Sheetal Rawal
When you want your true beauty to shine through, there is nothing more important than having a clear complexion. Blemishes, dark spots and acne can take away from the natural glow of your skin. This means that it is time that you learned the easiest ways to get clear and glowing complexion using ingredients that are pure and natural. These foods can supplement your daily skin care routine by nourishing and detoxifying your body internally and providing some vital glow-enhancing components externally.
Watch this video to learn the basics of a daily skin care routine and how to put one together for yourself.
So let’s go the basics. If you really want to look beautiful, there are foods that can help make your skin glow. In addition to eating these foods, you can also apply some of these directly to your skin to help it be clear, glowing and soft.
Here are some of the best foods for clear and glowing skin:
1. Sweet Potatoes
antioxidant turns converts to Vitamin A in our bodies. Plenty of Vitamin A means healthy and clear skin. Sweet potatoes are also a source of Vitamin C. All in all, this hearty root vegetable gives our bodies enough nourishment and antioxidants to help maintain the production of collagen. Cell turnover rate can be positively impacted by sweet potatoes, which definitely means clear and radiant skin. Eat some regularly for beautiful skin.
Mix 1 tsp. of sweet mashed up sweet potato, 8 drops of fresh lemon juice and 1 tsp. of aloe vera gel. Mix well and massage your skin with this creamy paste for about 5 minutes. Leave on for another 5 minutes. Wash and follow with your serum and lotion.
and have amazing skin, eating an apple a day can only help. This fruit contains a high amount of Vitamin C. This is important because this vitamin is known for giving your skin a more radiant and glowing look. It has a very high potency of antioxidants.
You can keep wrinkles and signs of aging from forming early on by making sure that you eat apples regularly. Not only can you eat apples to improve your complexion from within, but you can also apply apple juice directly to your skin. Apple juice provides your skin with malic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid. It aids in quick dead cell removal and that means dark spots and skin imperfections are on their way out. Welcome clear skin!
Allow fresh apple juice to sit for about 10 minutes on your skin. Wash with lukewarm water and apply serum and lotion right away. (Apsara ROOP Saffron Bright Skin Potion is enriched with high-quality apple seed extract.) Use 1-2 times a week.
"I’m really satisfied with the Acne Care Routine I’m using daily, and [my acne] has disappeared...I’ve got a lovely glow on my skin."
If you are really looking for a shortcut to clear and glowing skin, it might be time that you gave beetroot a try. This might not be high on your favorite foods list, but it can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. It is a food that is jam-packed with antioxidants, which are known for making your skin glow by reducing free radical damage. Since beetroot can stain your skin, it is best to eat it rather than apply it on your skin directly, unless you want to smear a drop on your lips to give them a natural pink color!
Carrots better be a part of your diet because they are full of Vitamin A. If you do not want wrinkles to be noticeable on your face, it is time to add carrots to your skin care routine too. Vitamin A is known to help fibroblasts function optimally. Fibroblasts are skin cells that keep your skin firm and youthful. No wonder then, carrot seed oil is very well known for its anti-aging properties. Choose a serum and lotion that has carrot seed essential oil in it and you are well on your way to glowing and youthful skin that is clear and spotless too. Apsara Carrot Seed Lotion has high-grade carrot seed essential oil in it and can be a wonderful choice for clear and youthful skin.
Not only can you add carrots to your salads and soups, but you can also apply carrot juice to your skin too.
Apply some carrot juice to your skin and wash in about 20 minutes. Then follow with serum and lotion.
skin glow. Lemons can be a big help in the fight against dull skin. It is because lemons are a source of Vitamin C as well as citric acid. One is an antioxidant and the other is a natural alpha hydroxy acid. That is quite some power right there in this unassuming citrus fruit. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning is well known in Ayurveda to detoxify your body.
As a face mask, you can add 15 drops of fresh lemon juice to 2 tsp. of oat flour. Add rosewater to thin this mix and then apply on your skin. Wash in 15 minutes and apply serum and lotion. A high-quality natural serum for pigmented skin and dark spots must have citrus oils in it. Citrus essential oils stimulate the removal of blemishes and pigmentation while encouraging healthier cells to form and come to surface quickly.
acne, pigmentation, age spots etc. leaving your skin clear and bright. While eating strawberries is an awesome choice, you can apply some directly to your skin too. And guess what, it is easy!
Mash up a strawberry and add some powdered brown sugar to thicken it up. Mix very well and apply on your skin. Wash in 15 minutes and follow with your serum and lotion. You could notice a difference in the look and feel of your skin right away. Use 1-2 times a week as a supplement to your daily skin care routine.
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