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Want glowing skin? You can’t miss out on this skincare trio

Glowing skin is not all about using skincare products. It has a lot to do with what you consume. Don't compromise on these three elements!
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Give your skin some care and attention. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock
Dr Rashi Soni Published: 22 Feb 2023, 04:15 pm IST
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Skincare is important, but following multiple steps in the pursuit of flawless skin can be tiresome. This is due to the fact that we frequently overlook the overall aspect of the skincare routine and instead only focus on the external applications for skincare products. Choosing a proper diet and ingredients in our beauty regime is equally essential. Here, we’ll discuss natural things for glowing skin that you must have in your skincare routine.

3 essentials for glowing skin

1. Plant protein

Plant-based proteins have multiple benefits since they offer nutrient-rich, heart-healthy options for vegans and vegetarians alike. It provides structural support to skin and hair and works excellently for the skin by balancing hormones. It ensures your sleep-wake cycle is well-regulated, which in turn has a direct impact on both skin and hair health.

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Non-vegetarian is not the only source of protein! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

We can get plant protein by consuming protein-rich foods that contain the amino acids that boost your body’s natural keratin production and the specific vitamins and minerals that support this process. These include biotin (found in nuts, beans, cauliflower, and mushrooms), vitamin A found in pumpkin, sweet potatoes, legumes, and raw carrots, etc., as well as sulfurous foods like kale and Brussels sprouts. You can consume plant-based protein even through supplements from trusted brands.

2. Collagen

Known as the most abundant protein found in the body, collagen is popularly known for its anti-ageing benefits these days. It is synthesised in the skin by dermal fibroblasts. A loss of balance between the production and destruction of collagen results in reduced tensile strength and the formation of wrinkles. The collagen degradation process is triggered by poor diet and excessive sun exposure.

Collagen helps in improving skin integrity and modulating skin ageing. As the amount of collagen in our body degrades with age, it is crucial to outsourcing it through various sources. Collagen today is available in multiple consumption forms like effervescent tablets, powder, gels, etc. It is also found in plant-based, vegan, and marine forms.

Also read: Niacinamide: Know the benefits of this skincare ingredient and how to use it right

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3. Glutathione

Glutathione is, at present, one of the most spoken skin-brightening agents. Its low molecular weight thiol-tripeptide plays a prominent role in maintaining intracellular redox balance. In addition to its remarkable antioxidant properties, its ability to promote the process of skin lightening and brightening is an essential factor for its popularity and use.

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Glutathione fights off melanin and brightens your skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Glutathione is found in multiple skincare products. These products can be for external application like serums and masks or can be consumed in supplement form orally. Common edibles like avocados, walnuts, oranges, asparagus, and tomatoes edibles help to increase levels of glutathione in the body.


Try to include these three elements in your skincare routine. They can help your skin and make it glow internally and externally. Avoid using too many chemical-based products on your skin as this can harm the health of your skin.

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Dr Rashi Soni, Consulting Dermatologist at Chicnutrix  ...Read More

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