There is no substitute for gorgeous, glowing skin. It takes time, effort, patience, a workout regimen, a diet to be followed, great skincare products to be used (natural or otherwise, ahem, Kiehl’s are you listening?) and much more. In short, it takes a village and there is no shortcut. But healthy, supple, beaming skin is SO rewarding. Not only do you look better, but also feel better.

Did someone say anti-aging? Yes, that too can be achieved by following a religious skincare regimen. But what you put into your body is just as important as what you put on your skin. To achieve a long-lasting glow, you’ve got to optimise the inside as much as the outside. Because, at the end of the day, you are what you eat. Here are some tips you can incorporate to get healthy skin that has that #glow.

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1. Hydrate
Your skin’s bae is water. Whether it’s to boost its suppleness or battle those under eye bags, water is essential for your skin’s health. It flushes toxins out of your body and enhances the overall health of your skin (and body).

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2. Dairy
Your body and dairy are like frenemies. You need it for calcium, but try substitutes, because your skin is not too fond of it as it disrupts bowel function, which eventually will show up on your skin.

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3. Omega-3
Omega-3 is the fatty acid that’s good for you. Found in abundance in foods like salmon, mackerel, walnuts, cod liver oil, etc., it nourishes your skin making it radiant and helps slow down aging. Look Ma, no crow’s feet!

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4. Sugar
“White poison”, inflames your skin, which is a great contributor to “early signs of aging”. It also aggravate acne, and truly, ain’t nobody got time for that.

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5. Juicing
You need a juice that has all the food items that are known to hydrate your skin, leaving it glowing. A concoction of cucumber, aloe vera, coconut juice, lemongrass and pineapple that’s all good and no bad for your skin, is a must-incorporate-in-glowing-skin-ritual, in our opinion. The properties of each of these ingredients are line a spa for your insides, the effects of which result in healthy, luminous skin.

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