Vitamins for healthy skin - which are the best?
Start with the most important tips for natural healthy skin,
Then follow with foods for healthy skin.
If it's true that the eyes are the window to the soul, then it's also true that the canvas of the skin that covers the body is the picture of one's health. Many accept wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin as part of the normal aging process, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Sam Graci, a researcher and nutrition health expert states, "Actually, the condition of your skin is a good barometer of what is going on inside your body."
Vitamin A is especially good for those who suffer from dry skin. It promotes new cell growth and is necessary for the health of skin and mucous membranes. It is an antioxidant and plays a role in keeping skin healthy and supple.
Many of the B vitamins are good for the skin and hair:
B vitamins can reduce stress which can weaken skin by playing hormonal havoc.
Vitamin B1, B2, B9 can help with pimples on the ears and eyelids.
Vitamin B3 and zinc for pimples on the mouth, throat or genitals.
Vitamin B6 for dandruff, or dry, cracked lips.
Vitamin C is essentiall for the formation of collagen. It also keeps the capillaries that feed the skin healthy and it is a powerful antioxidant fighting against free radicals.
Vitamin D normalizes cell division and therefore is beneficial in certain skin conditions such as psoriasis. Also it plays a role in the development of new skin cells.
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that helps protect the fats that make up skin cells from being oxidized by UV rays. I have been using vitamin E topically for years. It is essential for reducing scar formation, healing wounds and repairing body tissue.
Selenium works closely with vitamin E and boosts the level of the body's most important antioxidant, glutathione. By boosting the body's antioxidant defense, selenium slows down the rate of skin degradation.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are essential! They strengthen skin membranes, keep skin moist and supple, while reducing inflammation in the skin. They are also important for hormonal balance which affects the quality of skin.
Zinc is a proven anti-inflammatory for the skin. It is good at controlling acne. It helps metabolize fatty acids and releases vitamin A from the liver. Zinc is also a powerful antioxidant.
If you'd like any more information about how to choose the best quality vitamins for healthy skin please feel free to contact me, or book a consultation, I'd be happy to help you.