Nutrients are important for health as well as skin. Beautiful skin relies on good nutrition. When you nourish the body you nourish the skin. Eating well will allow skin to glow with health. Complexion is clearer, and skin is hydrated, appearing less tired and aged.
So what do we consume for a healthy body, both inward and outward?
Vitamins, Antioxidants and Collagen Synthesis
Firstly, an increased intake of vitamins are essential nutrients as these help other bodily processes function. For instance, Vitamin C helps the body produce collagen. Collagen is the very structure that holds skin’s structure and therefore is a key vitamin to consume when looking to achieve firm skin. Vitamins are also natural antioxidants. Antioxidants are the skin’s first line of defence when trying to fight against free radical cell damage caused by external stresses e.g pollution or UV rays. Antioxidants effectively combat such damage which could result in premature ageing or skin damage. Antioxidants also prevent free radical damage within the body which could lead to illness or disease. Therefore, consuming at least the recommended 5 fruits and vegetables a day is essential.
Healthy fats are also necessary nutrients for optimal cellular function within the body. They also feed the skin cells with fatty acids required for hydration. Studies have shown oils high in omegas help improve skin conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis and Dermatitis by helping prevent skin dryness. The best sources are found in oily fish, but if you are not a fan of seafood, omega fatty acids can also be found in nuts and seeds (such as flaxseed, chia seeds, and walnuts), plant oils (such as flaxseed oil, soybean oil, and canola oil) and fortified foods (such as certain brands of eggs, yogurt, juices, milk, soy beverages.
Minerals are essential nutrients for ideal functioning of bodily processes. For instance, Iron is necessary for red blood cells to carry oxygen to every cell of the body. Without it, the body would be in pain. Skin also requires a healthy blood flow in order to heal. Spinach, red meat, liver, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, turkey, broccoli and tofu are all great sources of iron as well as other minerals too.
Protein is the essential building block of muscle and connective tissue within the body. It is therefore essential for helping to maintain skin structure. A great way to help prevent premature skin sagging is to consume protein. It is found in food sources such as eggs, chicken breast, almonds, oats, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, milk and broccoli to name a few.
We now know skin requires antioxidants, collagen and protein to stay supple and healthy. A nutritious, balanced diet is key. But incorporating a skin supplement, packed with essential skin-loving nutrients, will enhance results, allowing skin to look youthful for longer. Jivesse Collagen Capsules contain Peptan Collagen to strengthen skin’s structure, as well as Hyaluronic acid to help support skin’s moisture levels, and vitamins to help invigorate from within and allow the body to manage everyday activities and requirements to its best ability.
It’s true. What you put into your body shows on your skin every day!