Those of you who have been following my blog from the beginning know that one of the reasons I started this blog was because I wanted to share my skin and health & wellness journey. I’ve been dealing with a few breakouts here and there for almost a year now. What I’ve learned along the way is that your skin is a reflection of your inner health. It tells you so much about your hydration, stress levels, how much sleep you get, digestion, and so much more.
For a radiant, beautiful, timeless, glowing complexion, it’s is vital that you nourish yourself from within. Your skin needs a vast supply of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and probiotics. If your diet lacks those, or you have poor digestion, your skin, and even your nails, will definitely show it. If you have stubborn skin, it is trying to tell you something! Pay attention! Do your best to cut out items such as excess sugar, processed foods, and alcohol (don’t worry, an occasional glass of wine is okay). Fuel your body with beauty-boosting foods like I said before… antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and probiotics. They are essential for cellular repair and rejuvenation. Skin health begins below the surface.
First, I’m going to briefly talk about antioxidants…
Daily, our skin is exposed to UV radiation, pollution, toxins, etc. These cause free radicals, and free radicals cause inflammation, a breakdown of collagen aka wrinkles, and speeds up aging. Antioxidants eliminate those free radicals and prevent further damage to your skin. Berries, tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, sweet potatoes, kale, broccoli, grapes, and wild caught salmon are a few examples of foods high in antioxidants. Take the time to do your own research and find foods you like that have high amounts. I’m always always always researching, which is how I’m able to share all these health gems with you. Remember, taking vitamins aren’t necessary if you eat vitamin and mineral rich foods daily. These are natural sources of all the vitamins I’ll be listing. Also, if you’d like to purchase them, and I believe that you should, there are links provided for each.
Okay, so what are the best vitamins for glowing skin?
A potent antioxidant that fights free radicals, promotes growth of healthy new skin cell, strengthens skin, and regulates sebum. A good source of vitamin A can be found in cod liver oil and egg yolks.
Keeps your skin soft, healthy and glowing, and aids in cell metabolism.
Supports new skin cell growth, wound healing. It helps regulate your body’s production of stress hormones. Stress, as we all know, can wreak havoc on your skin.
Helps protect skin cells from water loss (helping to keep the skin hydrated) and damage. It also helps with dandruff, hair loss, brittle nails, fatigue, and inflammation. If you suffer form any of those, that is a sign that your aren’t getting enough biotin. Sources of biotin are egg yolks, salmon, avocados, almonds, and whole grains.
Crucial for collagen synthesis, wound healing, and healthy glowing skin. It helps protect the skin from free radical and sun damage. Check out my post Glowing Skin Juice Recipe | Drink this juice for a captivating glow! for a vitamin C packed juice recipe.
This is another free radical fighter. It helps prevent inflammation and helps to protect the skin’s surface.
An anti-aging powerhouse that helps to keep skin healthy and plump.
Let me know what you’re favorite skin-nourishing vitamins are in the comments!
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