How Vitamins that Can Help You Look 10 Years Younger

clean eating detox functional medicine non-toxic skin care Apr 10, 2022
vitamins and food

Your skin has a lot of products used on it daily, so sometimes it needs a good detoxing. Aside from drinking water, the next best thing you can do for it is taking plenty of vitamins. The following vitamins are essential for healthy skin. Here's the rundown on what to take and why--

Vitamin A

You will notice that a lot of skin care products boast about the vitamin A in the ingredients. This is because vitamin A is one of the top nutrients for your skin. This is not a single vitamin, but instead a collection of organic compounds that are good for your body, and yes, your skin! Vitamin A includes retinol, carotenoids, and retinal, but it is the retinoids that you really want for your skin. These help with anti-aging and to smooth out your fine lines and wrinkles. Try to get more vitamin A into your diet and use products that have retinoids in them.

Vitamin B Complex

Like vitamin A, the B complex vitamins contain multiple nutrients and of course, many different health benefits. B complex vitamins primarily have biotin, which is wonderful for your skin, hair, and nails. It helps generate healthy cells in your skin to improve your complexion, give you a nice glow, and reduce inflammation that is known to cause acne and redness. You can take a B complex vitamin every day as a very simple solution to getting more of this nutrient. You will also find it in foods like eggs and oatmeal.

Vitamin C

Who doesn’t love a little vitamin C? You can of course get more vitamin C from citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits, but it is also found in cauliflower, leafy green vegetables like spinach and kale, and bell peppers. Vitamin C is not only good for fighting colds and other illnesses, but can help produce more natural collagen in your skin. This is good for anti-aging and tightening up your skin more naturally, plus reducing those fine lines and wrinkles you want to cover up.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is another top nutrient for your skin, helping to create healthy cell generation to give you a youthful appearance. The simplest way to get vitamin D is by going outside, since sunlight can be absorbed into your skin. Of course, you need to make sure you wear sunscreen as the UV rays can be damaging. You can also get more vitamin D through foods and drinks, including milk, yogurt, breakfast cereal, orange juice, tuna, salmon, and fortified foods.

As always a food-first approach is best, and supplement are there for what you can't get in your diet. 

In health,
Sarah 

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