Skincare is a MULTI BILLION euro industry. Face it, we’ve all spent a fortune on the creams, lotions, potions. Did you know that 300 new antiagin products came into play this year alone? (Thank you embarrassing bodies for the tidbit.)
Did you also know none of these are worth a damn if you are not taking the right foods and nutrition for your body
The skin is an excretory organ,meaning everything you don’t need comes out. It protects. That is it two primary functions.
Feed and it well and it will treat you well.
Proper nutrition and diet can do wonders for the appearance of your skin, especially when it comes to vitamins.
Vitamins nourish your body and help it function properly. You can get vitamins through a healthy and balanced diet, but you can also supplement your diet with vitamins if you don’t think you’re getting enough of a certain nutrient.
When it comes to your skin, several vitamins play an important role, including vitamins A, B complex, C, E and K. Most of these vitamins can be found in a healthy diet or in supplement form.
ACNE AND ANTIAGING – Vitamin A is necessary for skin maintenance and repair — a healthy amount will show a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and it will help prevent acne and dry skin. Most people receive enough vitamin A from their diets and supplements aren’t necessary — vitamin A can be found in eggs, milk, liver and fortified cereals.
STRENGTHEN – Biotin, a type of vitamin B, is a nutrient that forms the basis of skin, nail and hair cells, and a biotin deficiency can result in dermatitis and itchy skin. Your body supplies a lot of vitamin B on its own, but it can also be found in bananas, eggs, oatmeal and rice.
BRIGHTENER – Vitamin C helps reduce the effects of sun damage on the skin, and it helps tissue repair itself. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits and many vegetables, but you can also take an additional supplement to help your overall health — vitamin C is thought to bolster the immune system.
REPAIRS – Vitamin E helps fight the effects of sun damage on the skin, and it also helps keep skin smooth and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. That is why you’ll find vitamin E in many anti-aging lotions, but you can also find it in foods like nuts, eggs and green vegetables
STRENGTHEN CELL WALLS – Finally, vitamin K isn’t as useful internally as the vitamins above, but when found in creams, it can be helpful in reducing under-eye circles and bruising.