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Keep Your Skin Healthy This Summer with these ‘Water Rich Foods’

Summers aren’t very polite to the skin and all it brings for the skin is trouble. The hot and harsh sun rays suck out all the water from your body pretty quickly, leaving the skin all sweaty. This, in turn, results in increased activity of the sebaceous glands, leaving the oily skin oiler and dry skin more patchy, rough and itchy.  The massive loss of water from the body causes your skin to become dull, causes acne, opens up pores of the skin further opening a gateway for oil and dirt, resulting in blemishes.

Apart from following a natural beauty care regimen in your early 20s and early 30s, you need an ample supply of water, especially during the summers and what better way than to include a few water-rich foods in your day to day diet that are also rich in nutrients like Vitamin C, E and other essentials.

Now without wasting any further time, let’s look at some water-rich foods that can’t be overlooked this summer, to promise yourself a healthy and glowing skin.

7 Water Rich Foods for healthy skin:

  • Watermelon:

The summers are here and so are the watermelons. Watermelons are a summer favourite for many and are made up of 91% water. Moreover, they are low in sugar and therefore good for people who have high-sugar issues. They are a rich source of Vitamin A that stimulates the growth of new cells. Additionally, watermelons are good for the eyes as well as the immune system and therefore can’t be missed during the summers.

  • Chia Seeds:

Chia seeds are enriched with essential nutrients like Omega-3 and Vitamin E. Omega-3 boosts the skin’s moisture retention ability and Vitamin E acts as an anti-aging nutrient, owing to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, thereby keeping the skin wrinkle-free. 

  • Cucumber:

Cucumbers are very easy to include in your diet since they are one of the best salads you can accompany your meals. With 96% water content they are low in calories and a very rich source of  Vitamin K, potassium and magnesium that aid the skin in normalizing the hormonal balances, keeping the skin acne-free.

You can even use them to get rid of dark circles, by just placing them raw over the eyes.

  • Oranges:

Everyone loves these vitamin C and potassium-rich fruits that have antioxidant properties that help the skin in reducing irritation and getting rid of the impurities from the body, thereby preventing skin cell damage.

  • Apples:

‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’. This is a very old saying and true in all sense since these delicious fruits are rich in water(85%), Vitamin A, D, Calcium and fibre. Apples are known for their antioxidant properties and should always be a part of your daily diet plan.

  • Tomatoes:

Often confused as vegetables, tomatoes are fruits that are very versatile. You can include them in your salad or can use them while cooking to add an extra flavour to your dish. They are rich in Vitamin A and have 95% water content that keeps the skin hydrated as well as protect it against impurities since they display antioxidant properties too. 

  • Strawberries:

Sweet flavoured accompanied with 91% water content, displaying antioxidants properties and a rich source of vitamins, and minerals, they serve as the perfect dessert that is also healthy for your skin and keeps it hydrated all day long. 

Tip of the Day:

No matter how many water-rich foods you include in your diet, they won’t do much good if you avoid drinking plenty of water. Therefore, include water-rich foods but don’t compromise on drinking plenty of water.