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3 Best and Worst Food for Your Skin

What should you eat for flawless skin?

If you want a milky perfect complexion, you need to start eating and living right.

The ravages of modern life, from sweating under Singapore’s scorching sun to the late nights spent poring over work will give your skin a harsh beating.

Fortunately for you, there are some foods you can find easily that are incredibly great for your skin.

1. Pumpkin

Researchers from Britain found that taking fruits with increased carotenoid content has a positive impact on your overall skin quality and looks.

Known as the carotenoid Queen, pumpkin has one of the greatest carotene content per gram. Sweet potatoes likewise with a deep orange flesh are great substitutes as well.

Carotenoids reduce skin cell damage and hence promotes a better complexion.

2. Salmon

This delicious slice of pink meat might be expensive, but it's rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega 3s fight inflammation in the body, which helps combat the aging process. These chemicals are also crucial for cell membrane health. Cells are thus able to hold more water that gives off a softer look.

3. Kiwi

We all know Vitamin C is crucial for skin health, but perhaps most of you don't realise that there are other sources of the good ol' C than just oranges.

Vitamin C's role in the making collagen makes it a important for the pursuit of a fetching complexion.

Worst Foods:

1. Chocolate

It's surprising how Willy Wonka doesn't have tonnes of pimples. 

Dutch scientist showed that chocolate consumption can trigger the release of compounds that affect the immune system in a manner that can result in acne.

2. White Bread

The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics showed a relationship between pimple flare-ups and the consumption of high-glycemic-index foods.

A diet rich in these items can cause a nasty spike in blood sugar and insulin, that may influence hormones to stimulate oil production causing a triggering of acne flares. Try opting for more complex carbohydrates like sweet potatoes.

3. Milk

As good as milk is for your bones, it might not be great for your skin. 

George Washington University researchers found that some hormones in dairy may stimulate the excessive oil production in skin cells, which can lead to pimple-causing clogged pores.

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