Your skin craves vitamins, and each one supplies essential nutrients to help your skin perform its hard job day in and day out every day! Food sources of nutraceuticals are best, but if your diet has restrictions, consider a multivitamin.
Vitamin A comes in two types: retinoids, which promote new skin cells, and carotenoids, which prevent cell damage (premature aging). To increase vitamin A with these foods:
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that fights aging and boosts the production of collagen. You can find Vitamin C in:
Vitamin D Your body relies on your skin and your diet for an adequate supply of vitamin D, which regulates calcium absorption and fuels your immune system. Your skin helps increase vitamin D when it’s exposed to sunlight. You can also get this nutrient from:
Vitamin E Your skin needs vitamin E to counteract UV damage and keep it soft and supple. You can find vitamin E in:
When it comes to your skin, there's one thing we know for sure - What You Eat can have a direct impact on How You Look!
Oh, and don't forget to hydrate with plenty of water
Cindy Fehr RN(NP)
Cindy is an experienced RN(NP) residing in Southern Manitoba, Canada, with a passion to support her patients looking and feeling their best at every age. This blog is to support patients in gaining knowledge about skincare, medical aesthetics procedures, and health & wellness practices. It is her goal to share the knowledge she gains from continuous reading of research, and regular continuing professional development sessions. Pursuit of personal and professional growth is paramount to Cindy and she loves to share this learning with her patients.