Hello beautiful people! In this edition of skin care, we would be looking at how to nourish our beautiful skin in simple natural ways, with special attention to vitamin. Skin can be nourished both from the inside and outside. Internal nourishment is the most important. Let’s quickly look at some skin nourishing practices.
- Drink lots of water: our body requires a daily dose of at least 8 glasses a day. So, keep drinking water all day. From when you wake up in the morning (before brushing your teeth) to before you sleep at night, keep drinking glasses of water that will help hydrate your beautiful skin. You will feel healthier and your skin will have this natural glow to it. You will also feel less stressed out and irritable.
Useful Tip: squeeze the juice of a lemon into a glass of water. This should help to keep oily skin, blemish free.
- Vitamin supplements: I’m going to be sounding more like a chemist on this one. Truth is, every beautiful skin depends largely on vitamin rich foods and supplements.
Vitamin A: as an antioxidant, it helps prevent skin breakdown, promotes new cell growth, aids in repair of skin tissue and prevents some skin disorders including acne. Eat green and yellow fruits, vegetables, liver and cod liver oil for a good dose of vitamin A.
Vitamin B complex:
B1(Thiamine): also an antioxidant. Eat brown rice, egg yolk, fish, legumes, liver, peanuts, peas, poultry, rice bran, wheat germ and whole grains.
B2 (Riboflavin): facilitates skin tissues’ use of oxygen. Also eat brown rice, egg yolks, fish, legumes, liver, peanuts, poultry, rice bran, wheat germ and whole grains.
B3 (Niacin): helps in maintaining healthy skin. Eat beef liver, brewers yeast, broccoli, carrots, cheese, corn flour, wheat germ, dates, eggs, fish, tomatoes, pork, potatoes and whole wheat products.
B6 (Pyridoxine): promotes red blood cell formation and normal cellular growth. Also aids in the absorption of B12. Eat brewers yeast, carrots, chicken, eggs, fish, meat, spinach, walnuts and wheat germ.
B12 (Cyanocobalamin): for proper digestion and food absorption. Eat brewers yeast, clams, eggs, herring, kidney, liver, mackerel, dairy products and sea food.
Biotin: maintains healthy skin and aids in cell growth. Eat brewers yeast, egg yolks, meat, milk, poultry, salt water fish, soybeans and whole grains.
Vitamin C: is an antioxidant that aids in tissue growth and repair, is essential for the formation of collagen and promotes the healing of wounds, burns and bruises. Eat berries, citrus fruits and green vegetables.
Vitamin E: is an antioxidant necessary for tissues’ repair, promotes healing, reduces scarring from some abrasions and promotes healthy skin. Eat cold pressed vegetable oils, dark leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains.
- Get enough sleep: 7 hours of sleep, a few nights a week is healthy enough for your skin. Also remember to use the right night moisturizer for your beautiful skin.
- 4. Eat right and Exercise: eat fruits and vegetables. Eat balanced diet. Walk instead of drive or take the stairs instead of the lift. Little bits of exercise can greatly help your beautiful skin. It will actually give you what we call monotoned skin.
Useful Tip: Cabbage is an anti-aging vegetable and so is banana.
Stay beautiful, feel beautiful and keep nourishing that beautiful skin of yours. Cheers!