The skin is the largest and heaviest external organ of the body, something that is susceptible to damage because of the many harsh elements. Because of this, it is only important that we take care of it as much and as often as possible through healthy food, regular exercise, and gentle but effective skin care products. Moreover, our skin care should have the nutrients that would deeply feed our skin with the sustenance it needs to maintain a healthy state.
Here are 5 nutrients you need for a healthy skin:
Vitamin E – one of the basic vitamins needed to make the skin healthy especially when combined with Vitamin A since they become effective in preventing certain types of skin cancers. The antioxidant properties present in Vitamin E help in fighting free radicals, caused by pollution and sun exposure, which prompt premature skin aging. Some sources of this vitamin include almonds, eggs, walnuts, avocados, asparagus, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, spinach, oatmeal, and olives.
*Pure Actives Emu Oil, Tsubaki Oil, Sacha Inchi Oil, Argan Oil, and Hazelnut Oil, as well as Bikini Bomb, Exfobomb and our Ultra Nourishing Tonics have Vitamin E
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – an essential moisturizer, since it retains water and contributes to skin elasticity. It has the ability to decrease wrinkles, enhance hydration, and improve firmness. Due to its humectant property, it strengthens the skin’s protective barrier to prevent infections. HA also supports healing, while giving the skin an antioxidant defense against UV damage.
*Total Potion, Eternal Pearl, and Naked Truth have HA
Rosemary – have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties making it good for treating acne, reducing undereye puffiness and improving circulation for a glowing skin. It also helps in fighting sun and free radical damage. This component can tighten the skin to prevent early signs of aging.
*Clear Y Rosy, Shades of Shave and our Ultra Nourishing Tonics have Rosemary
Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant that is part of collagen synthesis and an important protein for making the skin supple. This can also even out skin tone, protect it from pollution, improve hydration and keep the skin younger-looking. Food sources rich in Vitamin C include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, bell peppers, guava, grapefruit, strawberries, red and green bell peppers, parsley, and turnip greens.
*Keep Safe, Cucumber Toner, Witch Hazel Toner and CPC + G Oil have Vitamin C
Selenium – a powerful antioxidant trace mineral responsible for maintaining skin firmness and elasticity. It is able to prevent acne and aid in skin cancer prevention. It promotes absorption of vitamin E, which results in a glowing skin and less deterioration to its collagen. Food sources high in selenium are walnuts, red snapper, tuna, liver, herring, onion, seafood, whole grains, brown rice and poultry.
*Shades Of Shave has Selenium
This world is filled with nutrients that could feed our bodies and skin, ensuring they are always healthy. It is really just a matter of creativity in making things that would help us utilize them even better.
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