What you eat and the vitamins and minerals you absorb, play a large role in the health of your skin. Foods and supplements containing the following vitamins and minerals will help you on the way to healthy skin.
Remember one important thing, the body does not get old but it’s the deterioration of our cells due to the toxins in our bodies and us becoming malnourished (lack of nutrients).
is a powerful antioxidant. it’s also essential for synthesis of collagen, which is needed for supple, healthy skin. It can be found in foods such as organic broccoli, kale, strawberries, peppers, parsley and oranges.
is famous for its part in maintaining healthy skin. Like Vitamin C, it’s also a great antioxidant, fighting free radicals, to help prevent premature aging. Foods containing vitamin E include avocados, eggs, almonds, olives, asparagus and sunflower seeds.
is another antioxidant which helps defend the skin from free radical attack, especially sun damage. It can be found in high concentration in carrots, red peppers, liver, asparagus and peaches.
You can thank selenium for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. It also helps prevent acne and many types of cancers such as skin cancer. Without selenium, vitamin E absorption is not as effective. The foods to eat for your daily dose of selenium include walnuts, brazil nuts, liver, tuna, chicken and brown rice.
Omega 3 is important on many fronts. It helps your body heal inflammatory issues such as eczema and psoriasis. It also helps keep cortisol levels down, keeping skin supple. Omega 3 is found in walnuts, flaxseeds and chia seeds.
Zinc is known for its assistance in wound healing and repairing damaged skin tissue. It also protects the skin from the sun, delaying those wrinkles. It has been used for many years to help people with acne. Zinc can be found in oysters, pumpkin seeds, ginger and mushrooms.
It is important that all foods that we should eat must be organic.
If you do suffer from acne then you must stop eating wheat/gluten foods.
I will be producing my own organic skin moisturising cream soon, but for now in 2 weeks I will follow on with skin cleansing.