Foods to eat to look young

“Aging is not an option, not for anyone. It is how gracefully we handle the process and how lucky we are, as the process handles us.”

– Cindy McDonald

We believe that you can fight aging from within by eating the right kinds of nutrients and foods. We have compiled a list of 5 nutrients you should include in your daily diet.

Vitamin C

Foods with vitamin C like oranges, capsicum, broccoli, pomegranates, and tomatoes, help produce collagen, which in turn makes your skin soft and supple. Oranges especially contain 87% water, which hydrates your skin.

Omega Fatty Acids

Omega fatty acids – be it -3, -6, or -9 also keeps the skin free from wrinkles. Some important sources include walnuts, salmon, flaxseeds, avocado, coconut oil, chia seeds (tulsi seeds), and berries.

Amino Acids

Amino acids are found in protein sources and help repair the collagen and elasticity in the skin. Some sources of amino acids include eggs, meat, lentils, pulses, nuts, and seeds.

Antioxidants

The more antioxidants, the better for your skin! Vegetables like spinach, kale, and other green, leafy vegetables contain beta-carotene and lutein, which improve skin elasticity. Additionally, blueberries provide your skin with extra protection from emotional stress and harmful sun exposure.

Fermented Foods

Probiotics that are present in fermented foods put the good bacteria into the gut, which makes the skin healthier. Some fermented foods include yogurt, kimchi, kefir, dosa, and idli.

Seborrheic Dermatitis 101

“I can’t wear this black shirt – my dandruff will show up like crazy!” Ever had this thought?? Well, you are not alone. Seborrheic dermatitis, also known as seborrheic eczema, is a serious skin condition that involves the inflammation of the skin – especially parts of the body that contain a lot of sebaceous glands. The most common places you can have seborrheic dermatitis are on the scalp, face, chest, and back. When seborrheic dermatitis is found on the scalp, it is more commonly known as dandruff.  Though it is more common in adults, it is possible for babies to have this condition, where it is known as cradle cap.

There can be multiple reasons for seborrheic dermatitis, but the main cause is the over-development of the yeast Malassezia, which is generally present on the skin. Some other causes of this condition include:

  • Stress
  • Change in weather (to colder weather)
  • Oily skin
  • Family history
  • Fatigue
  • Hormonal problems

 

Some common signs that you may have seborrheic dermatitis are:

  • Skin flakes on the scalp, hair, eyebrows, beard, or mustache
  • Red patches on the skin
  • Red patches on the scalp
  • Itchy scalp
  • Scalp lesions
  • Patches of greasy skin covered with flakes on different parts of the body
  • Redness of eyelids

 

Some don’t’s while you have this condition:

  • Don’t use the medication if not prescribed by a doctor
  • Don’t scratch or pick at the affected areas as it may cause infection

Seborrheic dermatitis is a serious condition that can affect anyone. Lack of proper care can take toll on your beautiful skin and hair that you have always dreamt of. Visit your nearest doctor to get it treated!