Sometimes, we tend to forget how much a nutritional diet can give to our skin. By nutritional, we mean a diet that is balanced and also rich and adequate in necessary nutrients.
When talking about a balanced diet, although I am not an expert, I think we mean a diet that contains a variety of foods taken from different food groups which our body needs to develop and perform properly.
So, now we come to the part that one might ask:”What does a nutritional diet contain?”
One of the most important nutrients it should contain is of course the well known to all of us vitamins.
From the time we were kids, we might have memories of mothers chasing us to drink our fresh orange juice or eat our egg which would make us stronger and bigger.
Our mothers and grandmothers might have forgotten to say that those foods could give us also a healthy skin although chances are we would not have paid any attention to that because who thinks about skin when they are five years old.
After that long introduction, all I want to say is how important an adequate intake of vitamins is to our skin’s health and beauty. A deficiency in vitamins can make our skin more prone to blemishes, dryness and even premature wrinkles.
So, what are those vitamins we need to keep safe in our skin’s health closet? I think we all know that taking vitamins from foods is always the best but that can’t always be possible. So, when you are looking for skin or other health supplements, always take an expert’s advice.
Below, I will be sharing few things I have learned about vitamins and their role to skin health.
Vitamin A is tremendously good for our skin, it helps to clear out free radicals, repairs any damage that has been caused and restores dry skin. This results in healthier, younger and softer skin, both to the feel and to the look.
If we are lacking in this vitamin, we could suffer with dry skin, irritable skin and even hair loss.
However, if we have the required amounts, we can expect an eradication of all of those. Vitamin B also harbours excellent anti-inflammatory benefits which help to reduce any itchiness or irritation.
Vitamin C helps to keep our immune system strong whilst also aiding the circulation of blood to both our skin and scalp. This gives our skin, nails and hair complete healthiness. Vitamin C is also that vitamin which can promote collagen’s production and we all know how important collagen is to our skin’s staying young and elastic for a longer period.
A more cost effective solution is to make your own homemade vitamin C serum by using vitamin C powder.
A natural sun cream in many ways, vitamin E can protect our skin from the ultra violet rays from the sun. It is also a powerful anti-oxidant which helps complexion be more resistant to aging and healthy looking.
Lately, I have been using a vitamin E capsule almost every night. It helps a lot restore skin, improving its texture and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It also makes my skin feel so soft the next day I wake up, you can’t imagine!
Still, using a natural and organic vitamin E oil is more easily applicable and absorbed into the skin. You can find out more in our natural vitamin E oil review.
Finally, I would like to mention that it is not just vitamins that are needed in an effective skincare routine. Minerals such as selenium and zinc are both excellent natural sun blocks whilst zinc can also heal our skin and repair the skins cells. Fatty acids also play a strong role in maintaining our skin, with the more common ones found in omega 3s.