Skin plays a very important role in not only how we look, but also how we feel. Having healthy skin maintains a proper barrier between your internal organs and the environment, keeping pathogens and other toxins out. Other factors such as hygiene, lifestyle and genetics can contribute to your skin; however, poor nutrition has a big effect on your skin.
The food you eat can have an impact on different factors of your skin; there are many links between nutrition and your skin aging, drying and getting wrinkles. So here are some tips from ProSkin to help you on your journey to healthy skin.
Vitamins are essential nutrients that your body needs.
Vitamin C and E protect your skin cells from sun damage, as well as produce collagen and proteins, which are important in your skin’s structure. Vitamin D helps to maintain healthy skin by controlling the growth and development of the cells in deep layers of your skin, which can protect you from the sun.
Similar to vitamins, taking the right minerals can have a huge effect on your skin.
A zinc deficiency can cause problematic skin, as normal zinc levels help support healthy skin cells turnover. Having a good level of calcium and iron is also very important to keep your body and skin healthy.
Fat is an important component of your diet, as your skin uses fats to create a healthy waterproof barrier. Essential fatty acids such as omega 6, contributes to the growth of healthy skin and omega 3 helps to prevent dry skin. Getting the right fat into your diet is essential otherwise you might start to notice skin and hair problems.
What should I eat for my skin to be healthy?
In order to keep your skin healthy you must maintain a well-balanced diet, you can get your essential vitamins from fruits and vegetables.
Dairy can give you a boost of vitamin D and fatty fish, such as salmon, is a great source of omega 3. Nuts are a healthy snack, that are very high in zinc.
However some skin problems such as acne may not get better though diet alone, in which case it would be a good idea to consult a professional. At ProSkin we offer a variety of skin treatments which are all completed by professional aestheticians.
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