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When it comes to glowing flawless skin, you may think only creams and lotions can do the trick.

We showcase some foods that literally feed your skin from within, making it healthier and more beautiful.

Oranges

What they do: They are loaded with Vitamin C, which protects your skin from damage from environmental factors like ultraviolet rays.

Vitamin C keeps your gums healthy and helps your skin to make collagen, which is necessary to keep it tight and wrinkle free.

How to consume: You need 200 mg of Vitamin C per day. There's enough in one orange for your entire day's needs.

It's better to consume the whole fruit than just have the juice.

Smoking is a no-no as it decreases the absorption of Vitamin C into the system.

Conditions it helps:

~ Bleeding, tender gums.
~ Healing wounds.
~ Prevents skin from looking dull due exposure to the sun.

Text: Dr Parul Kolhe
Design: Reuben

Dr Parul S Kolhe is an MBBS, DDV and DNB in dermatology. She is the registrar of the dermatology department at Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai. She is a member of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists and the Cosmetological Society of India. She has presented several papers at the national level on cosmetic peelsb and demonstrated live surgery at several workshops.

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