Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vitamins for Healthy Skin



Apart from using makeup for looking good, a healthy diet is also essential. A nutritious, full of vitamins, balanced diet is not only a delicious way to eat - it can work wonders for your skin. A healthy diet means diet contains lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, fibre rich, low in fats and low in added sugar and salts that provides your skin all the required vitamins and minerals for proper functioning.
Vitamins Checklist for Healthy Skin

Vitamin A
Vitamin A is essential for growth and repair of certain skin tissues. Its deficiency can cause dryness, itching and loss of skin elasticity. Foods like carrots, spinach, broccoli and apricots are good sources of vitamin A.
Eating for a Beautiful Healthy Skin

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is need for collagen production to help keep the skin firm. It is found in strawberries, citrus fruits, cabbage and tomatoes.

Vitamin E
It is an anti-oxidant vitamin that neutralizes free radicals - highly reactive molecules that can cause ageing. Vitamin E is found in foods like almonds, hazelnuts and wheat germ.

Vitamin B Complex
This vitamin is necessary to maintain a healthy skin tone and helpful in treatment of stress and acne. Wholegrain cereals including bread are an excellent source of B vitamins and also provide fibre needed by skin to stay healthy.

Zinc
Zinc works with vitamin A in the making of collagen and elastin which are the fibres that give your skin its strength, elasticity and firmness. Shellfish, wholegrains, milk and cheese are some good sources of zinc.

These are some of the essentials that your skin needs to keep your skin in healthy tip-top condition. However, the most important element is water. You should drink atleast two litres of water a day to keep your body healthy and skin clear.

1 comment:

  1. swallow's nest in an edible gel form is supposed be good for the skin too. it gives that clear and pasty skin that we all love.

    it's mad expensive. my brother and i bought some for my mom for her birthday. it was like 400 bucks for like a 6-8 oz jar. Luckily we finally found the one of popular brand online (hongkong-bird-nest.50webs.com/index_e.htm and http://www.euyansang.com/)

    dad said it's really popular in indonesia. that a guy has to climb a high mountain to get the nest. that's why it's so expensive.

    i mean why doesn't the dude just look for the fabled korean swallow king, capture it and let it lay eggs full of gold! then, he wouldn't have to work so hard and climb them high mountains.

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