Skincare Nutrition

  • By Christine Newheart
  • 25 Feb, 2016

Good Nutrition is Not Just For Weight Management

Nutrition is often considered an essential component of maintaining a healthy weight, but is often forgotten when it concerns the skin. Yet, the skin is not only the largest organ of the human body, but one that can directly reflect the internal health of a person. Surprisingly, people neglect this organ despite the great number of skin illnesses and diseases that can occur on the skin. Skincare nutrition can help the skin to maintain a healthy balance, and even clear out problematic inflammation. 

When examining whether the skin is healthy, one must consider what nutrients the skin is obtaining from internal and external compounds. The skin can benefit from a diet that contains all the essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that it needs. Externally, the skin can benefit from lotions and creams.  

If your skin has acne, eczema, psoriasis or is aging, these changes are directly reflecting what is happening inside your body as well. These can be considered warnings that you need to focus on your nutrition. Even food allergies can manifest themselves on the skin. In fact, this is one example where you really need to pay attention to what you skin is telling you, as allergies are nothing to be trifled with.

So, how do you obtain great skin nutrition? It begins with food and nutrition. If you feel that you don’t get enough from your food, you can take dietary supplements. This is only a temporary solution until you can cut fat and sugar out of your diet, and start eating more fruits, vegetables, and protein. 

When choosing supplements to benefit the skin, Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K are the best. Vitamin E has been beneficial in preventing wrinkles, and making the skin smoother, and softer.

Vitamins have also been known to counteract the adverse effects of sun damage. You’re giving your skin a boost in healing if you do get a bad sunburn when outdoors. Recent studies have even suggested that a topical application of Vitamin C to a sunburn can speed healing.

If you’re one who prefers to eat healthier, you can obtain these beneficial vitamins by eating extra citrus fruit, and dark green vegetables. These foods also prevent the loss of the vitamin through the skin, which can happen more commonly with just taking a supplement.

For the best surface skin care nutrition, you need to source out a great lotion and moisturizer. There is controversy over some of the more common ingredients such as dimethicone, parabens, mineral oil, and other petroleum products. There are numerous studies suggesting that these chemicals aren’t entirely safe for the skin.

Before purchasing your skin care nutritive product, read the labels. Are there only a few ingredients listed? Do you understand what they are? Look for coconut oil, shea nut oil, aloe vera gel, or other products organically-derived. If you can eat it, it’s likely safe for your skin.

If you need a boost in your skin care nutrition, start by changing your diet, taking supplements, and finding an effective skin care lotion.


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