• The SKIN Vitamins

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    You need to provide your skin with the proper nourishment and vitamins and minerals are the main promoters of healthy, radiant skin. But which ones are your skin’s favorites?

    • Vitamin A is also known as the “skin vitamin” as it is essential for the body cells turnover and regeneration; it is the main “repairing” element your skin needs and its deficiency causes acne, dehydration of skin & hair, infections, eye problems etc.

      Sources: liver, carrots, broccoli leaves, sweet potatoes, apricots, spinach, cantaloupe, butter, eggs, mango, collard greens

    • Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and has multiple benefits: besides being a boost for the immune system, it is very effective for healing burns or dry skin and reduces wrinkles; combined with vitamin A, it prevents certain forms of skin cancer.

      Sources: avocado, olives, vegetable oils, nuts, almonds, wheat germs, seeds, spinach, cabbage, tomatoes

    • Vitamin C is a very popular and beneficial antioxidant and it is essential for cell regeneration and the reduction of free radical damage caused by sun exposure or pollution; free radical damage is often translated into a dull complexion with wrinkles and premature aging

      Sources: parsley, broccoli, kiwi, guava, papaya, strawberry, orange, lemon, red & green bell peppers, melons, potatoes, spinach

    • Silica is a mineral necessary for the body’s tissues and the formation of collagen therefore it is very helpful in maintaining you skin’s elasticity, youthfulness and wound healing.

      Sources: green beans, strawberries, cucumber, mango, celery, asparagus, beer, bell peppers, seafood, whole grains, leafy green vegetables

    • Selenium is another mineral beneficial for the elasticity of all your tissues and a necessary antioxidant in your body’s fight against free radicals and UV damage

      Sources: tuna, salmon, crab, lobster, kidney, garlic, nuts (especially Brazil nuts), eggs, brown rice, and wheat germ.

    • Zinc is a vital mineral for healthy skin and especially for acne-prone complexions. It supports the functions of your immune system and controls sebum production. Its deficiency causes acne, oily skin, infections.

      Sources: oysters, beans, ginger, nuts and seeds, almonds, eggs, whole grains

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