You can create radiant and youthful skin if you pay as much attention to what goes INTO your body as well as what goes ONTO your skin.
As Dr. Georgiana Donadio, founder of the National Institute of Whole Health says, “Your skin is the fingerprint of what is going on inside your body, and all skin conditions, from psoriasis to acne to aging, are the manifestations of your body’s internal needs, including its nutritional needs.”
TOP 10 NUTRIENTS FOR RADIANT, GLOWING, WRINKLE FREE SKIN
This vitamin helps maintain smooth, soft, disease-free skin. One symptom of a vitamin A deficiency is rough, dry, scaly or prematurely aged skin.
VITAMIN B COMPLEX
Acne or other skin troubles indicate a lack of B vitamins. The most important thing to remember when supplementing is that the B vitamins should be taken together.
VITAMIN C (as calcium ascorbate with bioflavanoids)
Why spend hundreds of dollars on collagen products when you can support your body to make its own collagen with an adequate supply of vitamin C? With daily doses of Vitamin C you can prevent, minimize and even reverse wrinkling.
Note: The amount of vitamin C required to maintain collagen production increases with age.
Vitamin C with bioflavanoids can also prevent cuticles from tearing, bloating and puffiness in your face, and your skin from bruising easily.
VITAMIN E (d-alpha tocopherol – NEVER synthetic dl-)
What Do Free Radicals and Antioxidants Have To Do With Healthy Skin?
Excess free radical damage is another cause of wrinkles! Antioxidants protect your cells from free radical damage and if taken regularly can actually reverse cell damage.
To get a visual about what antioxidants can do for you, think about cutting an apple in half. On one half squeeze lemon juice and don’t put any on the other half. In a few hours the side of the apple that doesn’t have lemon juice will have turned brown. The side with the lemon juice will be only slightly brown or not brown at all. The lemon to the apple is like an antioxidant to your body, it will slow down the aging process.
So you definitely want to take antioxidants.
Vitamin E is one of the more potent antioxidants, which is part of the team that neutralizes free radical damage. And it increases cellular regeneration and repair and keeps skin supple.
GREEN TEA EXTRACT
There are many other nutrients that you can choose for antioxidant protection as well. My preference is Green Tea Extract because of its PROVEN track record in:
- Breast Health (for more information go HERE)
- Lowering Cholesterol (for more information go HERE)
- Weight Loss (for more information go HERE)
This nutrient is a naturally occurring sulfur. Sulfur is an important substance in the creation and regeneration of all your body tissues. It helps you look young by keeping your skin soft and elastic with fewer wrinkles, flakiness and stretch marks.
Your body requires a constant supply of natural sulfur to build the healthy cells needed for the maintenance of healthy skin, hair and nails 24 hours a day.
Omega 3 fats play a significant role in reducing inflammation in our bodies, and this is also extremely beneficial to the skin. Specific skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis can benefit from the anti-inflammatory qualities of fish oil.
Studies have shown a lessening of wrinkles and an improvement in skin firmness after several months of Omega 3 fish oil supplementation.
Fish oil helps replenish fats lost in the skin that cause skin dryness or excessive flaking.
All minerals are needed for your vitamins to function properly, however only two have been studied for their effect on your skin; zinc and selenium.
Zinc accelerates the renewal of the skin cells so is very important for healing wounds. It has anti-inflammatory effects and protects against UV radiation. Zinc has also proven effective in treating acne as well as having a positive effect on psoriasis.
Selenium is an antioxidant mineral that helps protect the skin from sun damage; it also helps the skin maintain firmness and elasticity.
Purified water is needed to keep your cells hydrated. Think about how wilted a plant looks when deprived of water. My rule of thumb is to drink ½ ounce of water per pound of body weight every day.
There are times when you should be applying the right kind of topical creams/lotions/oils to help protect against the elements, but you must also hydrate your skin from the inside out.
Besides water, the best way to maintain moist, beautiful skin is to supplement with hyaluronic acid (HA).
HA is one of the skin’s most important components for hydration and moisture retention. And without the proper levels of HA in the upper layers of the epidermis, your skin appears dull and wrinkled.
How does HA work?
The surface layers of the skin are supported from below by columns of fibers made up mostly of collagen and elastin. This network of fibers forms the molecular sponge known as connective tissue.
The spaces within this ‘sponge’ are filled with a composition of water, protein complexes, and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid also holds water, which is what plumps up your skin so that wrinkles and lines are less visible.
Youth and Estrogen
When you are young your body makes an abundant amount of HA. Estrogen stimulates the production of HA, which explains why some women transitioning into menopause notice dry or premature aging of the skin. As their estrogen wanes, so does their supply of HA which in turn effects the quality of their skin.
But menopausal women (or any woman needing to moisturize their skin) need not suffer. They can simply add an HA supplement to their daily vitamin regime.
A bonus of taking HA is that it keeps the cartilage that cushions joints strong and flexible, and it increases supplies of joint-lubricating synovial fluid thereby preventing such issues as osteoarthritis.
So, with an abundant supply of HA you can expect to curb premature wrinkling, keep skin moist and smooth, and support healthier joint function.
SIMPLIFYING YOUR SKIN CARE REGIME
Are you feeling overwhelmed right now? Don’t worry, it is easy to get all the above nutrients in a balanced, high quality supplement regime that is convenient and economical to take.
My Daily Essential Nutrients (Total Health Pack) outlined in my book “Get Off the PMS and Perimenopausal Roller Coaster, Learn 9 Natural Fast Track Solutions to Balanced Hormones” contains most of the nutrients you need for healthy looking skin all in individually sealed ready-to-go packets.
Vitamins A, B complex, C with bioflavanoids, E and MSM, Omega 3, Green Tea Extract, macro and micro minerals including selenium and zinc. The only thing you need to do is TAKE THEM DAILY with your full quota of purified water. They are available at our online store HERE.
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