Foods for glowing skin - Dr. Su Glow x Grow

Foods for glowing skin

Hi there cutie, hope you are doing well and finished with the recent web series you were binge-watching. 

Now that you have clicked on this website, we are assuming that your skin is struggling to shine and glow lately. This is a very mainstream problem to have. And like most people, you must have also tried facemasks, acne creams, and different face washes. But in order to make your skin glow from within you need to track what goes in your body. Yes, every bite that you take decides how the skin will be. 

Later in this blog, we have listed all the nutrients and food to make skin healthy and shine bright.


Vitamins, vitamins, and vitamins there must be a reason behind this hype right?

Vitamins are magic nutrients that work wonders for the skin. Be it vitamin A, B, or C- all of them are good for the skin. You should include all of the three types of vitamins in your diet for the glow that your skin wants. Let’s start with Vitamin A and what it does for the skin. 

  • VITAMIN A: Both the upper and lower layer of skin should be rewarded with Vitamin A. It protects against UV damage by preventing collagen degradation and protecting the skin from sun damage. 

  • VITAMIN B: Vitamin B can help to brighten your skin. Not just this, but hyperpigmentation will also fade with time if you have food rich in it daily. 

  • VITAMIN C: Remember “C” in Vitamin C as Collagen production. It is one of the strongest nutrients for the skin. It assists the skin to heal and produce more collagen. It is also an antioxidant, which means it protects the body from free radical damage.

Veggies to eat to consume more Vitamins:

  • Spinach
  • Moringa
  • Celery
  • Coriander
  • Bottle Gourd
  • Lemon
  • Orange 
  • Amla
  • Carrot
  • Tomato
  • Ashwagandha

Oh yes, vitamins and skin are definitely very good friends. But not to forget, every living cell in the body is made up of minerals. Okay so, let's start with a couple of the roles that minerals accomplish like maintaining hydration levels, boosting the immune system, regulating metabolic activity, and more.

You can get many different mineral pills out there on the market. But preferably you should prioritize improving the diet first in order to get glowing and healthy skin.

Include these food items in your diet that increase the intake of minerals:

  • Spirulina
  • Barley Grass
  • Alfalfa
  • Bottle Gourd
  • Tamarind
  • Beetroot
  • Flax seeds
  • Almonds

Why do you think doctors, derms, and professional dietitians always recommend antioxidants in the diet? There is a reason behind it. In the realm of skincare, things are always changing. But, antioxidants are a type of substance whose advantages will never go out of style. Back-to-back research has proved how beneficial antioxidants are for the skin. They aid in the reduction of free radical damage, as well as the fading of fine wrinkles and dark spots. 

To consume more Antioxidants, add these food items.

  • Mint leaves 
  • Wheatgrass
  • Moringa
  • Seabuckthorn
  • Strawberry 
  • Blueberry
  • Cranberry
  • Gojiberry
  • Acerola Cherry
  • Green tea
  • Turmeric 
  • Ginseng
  • Black salt
  • Rock salt

And the last is fiber. You all know the importance of fiber for the body. But it is also a good approach to getting healthy
 skin. Why?

Well, fiber is beneficial for the gut and your gut is linked to a different part of your body that also includes your skin. Fiber can aid to limit fat absorption in the body, hence preventing oily skin. Fiber boosts a friendly bacteria in our gut known as gut microbiota, which helps the body eliminate toxins and waste. And that’s how fiber makes the skin clear and clean and brings out the glow in it.

These vegetables are rich in fiber:

  • Apple
  • Celery
  • Banana
  • Oats
  • Inulin
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