What You Eat Matters
Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants is good for your whole body, including your skin.
Antioxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamins C, E, and A can curb the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. These molecules can harm skin cells and cause signs of aging.
One of the best ways to get more antioxidants is to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
4 essential nutrients for glowing skin & how to include them into your daily diet!
1. VITAMIN A
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for the skin as it helps support collagen production & it helps keep skin strong. Vitamin A is readily available in a wide range of food sources including pumpkin, sweet potato, eggs and leafy greens.
2. VITAMIN C
Vitamin C is essential for supporting collagen production & wound healing in the skin and it is also an antioxidant that is responsible for fighting against free radical damage.
You can found vintamin C in a number of fresh fruits and vegetables, including berries, oranges, lemons, broccoli and cauliflower.
3. ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
Essential Fatty Acids, or EFA’s, are exactly that, ESSENTIAL for skin (& brain) health! The skin needs EFA’s to be able to create an effective barrier to keep out different microbes & bacteria & keep your skin healthy, strong & hydrated
Essential fatty acids can be found in nuts, avocados & oily fish.
4. VITAMIN E
This antioxidant and anti-inflammatory can also absorb the energy from UV light, which damages skin and leads to wrinkles, sagging, and skin cancer. It works with vitamin C to strengthen cell walls.
Vitamin E can be found in almonds, peanuts and green leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli.