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Avocados are not just for eating, however can be applied topically too. They are very good sources of biotin and therefore help in preventing dry skin. On topical application, they hydrate the parched or dry skin.
Green tea is a storehouse of polyphenols and it is on the top list of skin friendly drinks. Sipping in 4 cups of tea everyday is a right way to healthy skin.
One of the German studies revealed that lycopene present in tomato helps to prevent sunburns when combined with olive oil and applied for 10 weeks. Besides lycopene, tomatoes also contain high carotenoids, which help in slowing down the cellular damage of free radicals.
Salmon contains astaxanthin, a carotenoid which is very effective in slowing down the aging. This carotenoid improves the elasticity of the skin and therefore reduces the fine lines on the skin that develop with age.
Proteins help to repair the cells that undergo free radical damage. Eggs are very high sources of proteins and moreover contain biotin and vitamins which protect the skin from drying.
On topical application, pomegranate helps the skin produce more collagen, aiding in speedy healing. The antioxidants present in this fruit helps in this process.
Omega-3 fatty acids are very important for skin and hair. They are present abundantly in walnuts other than fish. Adding them to your diet makes your skin look younger and smoother.
Legumes are other good sources of proteins which help to repair skin cells that underwent free radical damage. During digestion process, the proteins break down into aminoacids which in turn speed up the repair and regeneration of skin cells and collagen.
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