5 NUTRIENTS FOR HEALTHY SKIN


Get Glowing skin from the inside out…

Does winter leave your skin a little dry, red and flaky? Using natural products and moisturizing daily can be very helpful, but your skincare routine is only half the battle. When it comes to flaunting radiant skin it’s what inside that counts.

Here are the top 5 nutrients for healthy skin and a healthy glow.


OMEGA-3’S

These fatty acids are needed for healthy cell membranes, helping your skin remove waste and lock in moisture. They lower inflammation and can reduce signs of aging.

Food Sources

Walnuts, seeds such as chia, fax and hemp, salmon, trout, arctic char

Supplement Tips:

If you don’t like fish or have certain health conditions you may need a supplement. Choose capsules that have been verified to be low in mercury and PCB.

VITAMIN C

This powerful antioxidant produces collagen, which promotes skin elasticity and healing.

Food Sources

Bell peppers, citrus, strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, cauliflower

Supplement Tips:

Have five serving of fruits and vegetable daily and you’ll get more then double the amount of vitamin c most people need for good health. If you cant meet this goal ascorbic acid is the best for of supplement for vitamin c

VITAMIN E

This vitamin protects the skin from free-radical damage slowing aging. It helps widen blood vessels and bring oxygen and nutrients to the skin.

Food Sources

Avocado, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, almonds, spinach,

Supplement Tips:

Vitamin E supplements often contain at least 1000IU, four times the amount we need each day. Be sure to stay below 200IU daily.

ZINC

Zinc helps regulate our oil glands, which is important for keeping the skin clear and healthy. It may also help repair skin damage.

Food Sources

Seafood such as oysters, poultry, whole grains, nuts and seeds

Supplement Tips:

Zinc is found in most multivitamins/mineral supplements.

SELENIUM

This mineral helps protect skin cells from damage that can lead to skin cancer.

Food Sources

Brazilian nuts, whole grains, poultry, seafood, eggs, dairy products

Supplement Tips:

Selenium works with Vitamin E to prevent free-radical damage.

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