Karachi summers have officially begun with rising temperatures in the metropolis. To keep a healthy glow inside and out this season, eating well and hydrating correctly is what you must do. Diet influences skin, which is our largest organ, and eating a mix of essential foods this summer will help you keep your glow intact even when it’s scorching hot outside!
Here’s a list of foods that will help you look and feel your best all summer long:
This symbol of summer is around 90%, which hydrates the body. It’s loaded with Vitamin C and has antioxidant properties. Enjoy watermelon chunks as a snack, or a chilled glass of watermelon juice on a hot summer day is all you need to cool yourself down!
For those that breakout often, you should consider adding beets to your diet as it contains anti-inflammatory properties. Beetroot also makes your skin naturally soft and turns the lips pink-ish. It helps get rid of dark spots and also helps with reducing a tan.
Beetroots can be added to any other fruits if to make smoothies, juices, or can be eaten in salads as well!
3. Citrus Fruits
Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, are all good for your skin. Their vitamin C and amino acids, like proline and lysine, play a role in collagen production, which keeps the skin looking young.
Cucumbers are always used to relieve puffy eyes. However, did you know they can be used for healthy skin too? Add cucumbers to your daily salads as they are made up of mostly water, so they hydrate and replenish the body and skin.
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene and beta-carotene. A diet rich in vegetables will boost the skin’s natural defense against sun damage and improve its overall appearance. Tomatoes are also a good source of vitamin C.
6. Coconut Water
Coconut water, aka naryal pani, is loaded with electrolytes, keeping in mind the Karachi heat; this is all you need on a hot day to keep you hydrated and going all day long.
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