Bridal Beauty Diet: An expert guide on what foods to eat and avoid for glowing skin and healthy hair
Your big day is around the corner and if you are wondering what you need to do to get a glowing skin and better hair, then we’ve got you covered! Our hair and skin are representations of our overall health. Healthier and fitter people usually have healthier skin and hair too. While it’s common for brides to diet before the big day, the diet can also harm your skin and health. Most extreme diets ignore the core aspects of better health which directly translates to the way you look on your D-Day. Also, hormonal lifestyle challenges like PCOS and thyroid can get in the way too. To achieve a radiant glowing clear skin and healthy hair, one must remember that it starts from within and one has to maintain a good lifestyle to achieve it.
Do you know that our skin regenerates every 28 days? How it looks and feels depends on what we feed or nourish it with. We chatted with Simrun Chopra, Lifestyle and Transformation Coach who talked about the foods to avoid and to add in a daily routine. Here’s a look at top foods one must reduce or remove from the diet:
Foods high in sugar: Food high in free sugars acne and breakouts when over consumed. These products are usually accompanied by refined carbohydrates and fats, which can deteriorate the skin health. One should also avoid bakery products like doughnuts, puffs, biscuits or the more commonly eaten cookies and cakes. Moderating these foods to provide your skin with the break it needs.
Extremely oily or high-fat food: Naturally occurring fats in nuts, fruits, dairy etc are great for our health, skin and hair and provide us with the nourishment we need. However, foods made with refined oil can have the opposite effect. Deep-fried food and extremely oily foods are the most common skin aggravators and can also make the scalp extra greasy. Try limiting foods with excess fat to once a week and eliminate as you approach your big day.
Don’t experiment with supplements: “No one juice, drink or supplement will help to achieve good skin and hair, says Simrun. Avoid trying supplements or new products before your big day as it can lead to an allergic reaction and breakout, which can take time to heal.
Once you remove the things that aggravate skin conditions, one needs to add healthy and nutritious foods that will help rejuvenate and repair. Here’s a list of food, a bride-to-be must add to her daily routine at least one to three months before the wedding day.
Fresh fruits & vegetables: If you are looking for a superfood mix to add for healthy skin and hair, it is fruits and vegetables. Nature has packaged these multivitamins in the right dosage for us to be able to digest and absorb. Unlike synthetic supplements the nutrients in natural food always better for absorption. One should try to include all the seasonal vegetables. Focus on locally available produce and aim for at least 2 portions for fruits and 2 portions of vegetables a day to see significant changes. “My secret tip: start including dark leafy greens at least 4 times a week,” says Simrun.