K-drama actress Song Hye Kyo is often lauded for her immacluate complexion. Achieve glowing skin like hers by consuming these foods. By Zarelda Marie Goh
Song Hye Kyo in Descendants Of The Sun. Photo: Viu
Song Hye Kyo has got our attention lately, thanks to her role in hit Korean TV drama Descendants Of The Sun. now available on viu.com and the Viu app. Of course, her A-lister co-star Song Joong Ki, 30, is another reason why we’re glued to our screens. The 34-year-old actress, who is a Laneige ambassador, has an enviable youthful complexion for her age. While skincare and lifestyle habits play a huge role in maintaining your looks, so does what you eat. Here are six foods you should incorporate in your diet if you want that radiant, lit-from-within glow.
The high concentration of lycopene in tomatoes can slow down long-term damage to skin cells and helps to protect skin from the harmful effects of the sun. The body best processes lycopene after tomatoes have been cooked or processed.
Dark coloured berries, like blueberries, are chockfull of antioxidants including vitamin C to help your body fight off blemishes. Vitamin C helps to boost the production of collagen, which keeps skin firm and wrinkle-free.
Eggs contain the nutrients lutein and choline. Lutein protects the elasticity of the skin and prevents skin damage while choline regulates the levels of the B vitamins which are needed to produce the proteins that keep skin taut and smooth.
Green, Leafy Vegetables
These are nutrient-dense and a vital source of antioxidants. Green, leafy vegetables are especially rich in alpha lipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant that fights against free radicals and repairs oxidative damage.
Dark chocolate is rich in polyphenols, which can improve your skin’s natural defences against UV rays. Remember to choose dark chocolate which contains over 70 per cent cocoa.
The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, especially salmon, tuna and sardines, help fortify skin cell membranes and protect against sun damage. These healthy fats may also fight inflammation in ths skin.