The beauty of skin is that it can be treated both topically and fed from within. By using high quality products with vitamins and with the proper nutrition, you can optimize your skin’s potential. Vitamins keep skin healthy by repairing skin damage from sun exposure, protect you at the cellular level from free radicals, improve collagen production to reduce wrinkles, and overall skin health.
Here are some of my top picks for maintaining and improving skin health and some good food sources.
Vitamin A is needed for the maintenance and repair of skin tissue. Good sources include liver, milk, organic cod liver oil, sweet potatoes, yams, canteloupe, spinach, carrots, and butter nut squash.
Vitamin E helps to reduce the risk of sun damage. Good sources include sunflower seeds, almonds, pine nuts, dried apricots, spinach, green olives, and red bell peppers.
B-Complex Vitamins are the foundation for skin, hair, and nails. Good sources include whole grains, fortified grains, fortified breads, fortified cereals, and meat.
Essential Fatty Acid (Omega 3 ) is an essential fatty acid that your body does not produce so you have to consume it. You can find it in salmon, tuna, sardines, edamame, walnuts, and flax seed.
Vitamin C reduces free radicals. Good sources include peaches, papaya, strawberries, cranberries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, peppers, and broccoli.