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Getting a healthy and glowing skin may be more difficult than it seems to be. 

Getting a healthy and glowing skin may be more difficult than it seems to be. 

Sometimes, you might have tried and tested every possible remedy for a younger-looking skin, but still achieved no results. Well, poor weather, hot and humid climate, pollution, dust and dirt may be responsible for this. Apart from following a healthy diet, avoiding processed, deep-fried and junk food, and even dairy products (for lesser acne), you can topically apply a few foods on your skin to heal them naturally and revive its natural glow. Talking about such foods is nutritionist Nmami Aggarwal on Instagram.

In her IGTV, Nmami says that your diet might not always be responsible for skin damage. Poor weather and pollution can also be contributing factors to skin conditions like sunburn and rashes. Incorporating the following foods in your diet can help you achieve the desired skin texture:
 
1. Tomatoes: Tomatoes are capable of reducing damaged caused by harmful UV rays on the skin. It can also reduce spots and blemished on skin. All you need to do is simply take a tomato slice and massage it gently on your skin. Repeat twice or thrice a week until you get desired results. Tomato is a natural source of Vitamin C and antioxidants. You can also eat raw tomatoes or include them in your salads to reap maximum benefits from them.
 
2. Kiwi: Kiwi is also a good source of Vitamin C. It plays a major role in collagen synthesis. Include kiwi in your daily diet to get a naturally young and vibrant-looking skin, says Nmami. 
 
3. Papaya: Papaya contains natural enzymes that can help you have a naturally glowing complexion. Prepare a face mask with mashed papaya (1/2 cup), honey (1 tsp) and whipped egg white (1). Enzymes in papaya can act as a natural exfoliator that can scrape off dead skin cells.
 
4. Banana: Vitamin A-rich bananas can help in treating acne. Bananas can help the pores of the skin stay clean. You can apply mashed banana on face or make a banana face pack with 1 mashed banana, 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder.
 
5. Cucumber: Cucumber is a hydrating food which is cooling in nature. It can reduce redness and also make your skin feel fresh. You can create a cucumber scrub by pureeing 1/2 cucumber. Add 1/4 cup milk, 1 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp brown sugar. Scrub it gently on your face. It will help you have a soft and glowing skin with regular use. Using this scrub once or twice a week can give you good results.
 
Cucumber can have a refreshing effect on your skin