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Women’s Day Special: Keep Your Skin Radiant with a Vegan Diet

We live in a world where fast foods like burgers, pizza are available 24×7 unlike healthy food. The typical Indian diet is rich in carbohydrates coming from roti, rice, potatoes, etc. Our entire day’s meal also cannot provide the required amount of protein, antioxidants, fibre etc.

The skin is the largest organ of our body. And it does rely for its health on the food you eat.  Many studies have confirmed that a vegan diet can become the secret to your healthy glowing skin. In this article, we would be sharing 4 main reasons to switch to a vegan diet and why a vegan antioxidant supplement should be part of your women’s day celebration kit rather than focusing on moisturizers or creams!

Skin Friendly:

Vegan skin care products are made purely from plants and they are free of any chemical or synthetic ingredients. Thus, it is skin friendly and can cause no harm.

Controls Acne:

Organic natural ingredients like amla, pomegranate, Vitamin E, Lycopene can add energising value to the vegan products. Lycopene is an important antioxidant which can help improve collagen levels in the skin and thus can delay skin discolouration and wrinkles. Punicalagins are active component found in pomegranates and pomegranate juice. They have multiple anti-acne capacities, including anti-bacterial, anti-keratinocyte proliferation, and anti-inflammatory actions. Many studies have confirmed positive outcomes of being on a vegan diet as compared to an animal diet.

Prevents Skin Inflammation:

We cannot stress much on this one point. We have all read and spoken about how skin inflammation can affect the texture and health of the skin. There are enough evidences that vegan diets are high in antioxidants and thus work great against inflammatory skin conditions like acne, eczema. Research has confirmed that polyphenols and flavonoids present in vegan diet can help reduce inflammation and thus enhance skin immunity against infections.

Clearer Skin:

A healthy vegan diet is the one made completely from plant based, whole foods and this can alone help reduce inflammation and acne. It is noted that whole foods may help prevent ageing of DNA and lengthen the telomeres, thus protecting skin from ageing.

India is one of the largest producers and a net importer of many fruits and vegetables. It is advisable to consume minimum 5 servings of fruits and vegetables to allow antioxidants to do its work. But, as per the report shared by ICMR, the average intake of fruits and vegetables is 3.5 servings per day, which comprises 1.5 servings of fruits and 2 servings of vegetables. The average intake of the younger generation is even lower—for 18-25 years it is 2.97 servings per day and for 18-35 years it is 3.3 servings per day. 

It is important to improve your vegetable and fruit intake. Supplements can help bridge the gap between the intake and the requirement. If you are struggling with skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, it’s time to switch to whole-plant-based foods. And this may help you get clearer and glowing skin.

This Women’s Day, pamper yourself, love your skin by adding Jollywell’s Glow Young antioxidant which has goodness of 5+ organic and vegan antioxidants and phytonutrients that help keep the skin youthful and protect it from further damage by limiting free radical production.