Sleep and eat well for glowing skin this summer

The summer may have been delayed in large parts of the country but is here finally and so are skin problems such as acne, rashes, sunburn and tanning. But all it takes to deal with them is a little hygiene, good sleep, lots of water and a healthy diet plan, say experts.

Healthy skin reflects overall health and so it is important to take care of it rather than relying on expensive cosmetics, says clinical nutritionist Ishi Khosla.

`A clear and glowing skin reflects overall health. This requires a well-balanced fibre-rich diet, plenty of fluids, regular exercise, no smoking and avoiding excessive exposure to sun,` said Khosla.

Khosla, who is the director at Whole Foods India and founder-president of Celiac Society for Delhi, also suggests specific nutrients for good skin.

`The important nutrients for skin include proteins, essential fats, vitamin A, E, C, B complex, selenium, zinc and copper,` she said.

A regular, sound sleep pattern is also a must, says homeopath Kalyan Banerjee.

`Including natural foods in diet, such as fruits, veggies and a lot of water in one’s daily diet, along with uninterrupted sleep automatically brings a glow on the face,` Banerjee said.

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