5 Essential Nutrients for Beautiful Skin

5 Essential Nutrients for Beautiful Skin

Women (and men, of course) spend hundreds of dollars trying out all the latest creams and beauty trends in the pursuit of beautiful skin. It is only natural to want to look and feel our best but genetics and lifestyle aside, what you eat plays a huge role in the health and beauty of your skin. Eating the right foods will not only enhance the natural beauty of your skin but will also help to minimize inflammation, acne and even wrinkles. Facetite wasting money on chemical-ridden products and hit the grocery store to not only improve your skin but also your health. Make sure to include these essential vitamins in your diet for skin that shines from within.

Vitamin C

A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C is a key component in the process of collagen synthesis, highly important for keeping the skin supple and youthful.

Food Sources: think dark greens and citrus. Brussel sprouts, broccoli, kale, parsley, bell peppers, grapefruit, oranges, strawberries (to name a few).

Vitamin E

Like vitamin C, vitamin E is also a powerful antioxidant and is very important for the health of the skin. Fighting free radicals (these nasties cause premature skin aging) caused by sun exposure, pollution, smoking and processed foods, vitamin E is like the superhero nutrient that combats all the bad that we throw at our bodies and has even been proved effective at preventing some skin cancers!

Food Sources: Avocados, pine nuts, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, spinach, eggs, oats, olives and asparagus.

Selenium

Other than sounding like a long lost planet, selenium is yet another anti-oxidant responsible for the maintenance of elastic and firm skin. This mineral not only aids in skin cancer prevention (like vitamin E) but also prevents acne. When combined with vitamin E, selenium drastically helps the skin to absorb it. The results of increased intake are glowing skin and reducing the deterioration of collagen.

Food Sources: Seafood, tuna, herring, walnuts, brazil nuts, onion, brown rice, whole grains, and poultry.

Omega 3

Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid that helps to manage the cortisol levels in the body, this helps guard the skin against wrinkle formation and helps to keep it supple. These essential fatty acids are also responsible for skin repair, moisture, and elasticity. They aren’t called “essential” for no reason, the body does not actually produce any by itself and therefore must be obtained through diet.

Food Sources: Salmon, mackerel, sardines, walnuts, chia, and flaxseeds. If you aren’t getting enough of these foods you can consider supplementing with a fish oil pill.

Vitamin A & Beta Carotene

Suffering from dry or flaky skin? You should be getting more vitamin A in your diet. Flaky and dry skin is a tell-tale sign that you are deficient in vitamin A. This antioxidant specializes in combatting free radical damage caused by sun exposure. Beta-carotene is the grandfather of vitamin A (so to speak) and is found in brightly colored, mainly orange, foods.

Food Sources: The orange: Peaches, sweet potato, cantaloupe (melon), carrots, red peppers and the greens; kale, spinach, collard greens and asparagus.

By eating foods high in these nutrients we guarantee that you will see a difference in your skin. Better yet, if you combine a skin tightening regime using an anti-wrinkle device such as the Silk’n Facetite with an improoved diet, there will be no denying your skin’s youthful glow.  Silk’n Facetite works by increasing the metabolism of collagen in the skin and essentially working with the body to smooth the skin and keep wrinkles at bay.

Say goodbye to all those lotions and creams and help your body from the inside out!

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