We are always told how important vitamins are for the body, but did you know they also are great for the skin, from improving skin elasticity to Moisturising and even protecting from UV radiation.
So here are some of the benefits.
Prevents dry scaly skin
Helps skin retain moisture
Helps strengthen connective tissue of the skin
Improves skin elasticity and thickness
Reverses signs of photo-ageing in the skin
Good sources of vitamin A include: cheese, eggs, oily fish, fortified low-fat spreads, milk and yogurt .
The main food sources of beta-carotene are: yellow, red and green (leafy) vegetables, such as spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes and red peppers
yellow fruits, such as mango, papaya and apricots
Promotes normal function of the skin
Encourages cell regeneration and wound healing
Helps in the synthesis of collagen
Helps strengthen capillaries
Photo-protective function against UV radiation
Maintaining healthy skin
It is found in a wide variety of fruit and vegetables such as – oranges and orange juice, red and green peppers, strawberries, blackcurrants, broccoli, brussels sprouts and potatoes.
Promotes the healing of the skin
You can get it from foods such as , oily fish – such as salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel and fresh tuna, red meat, liver and egg yolks and also the sun about late March/early April to the end of September, most people should be able to get all the vitamin D they need from sunlight, p.s make sure to apply sunscreen 20+ when out in the sun.
Promotes tissue growth
Protects against sun damage (anti-inflammatory)
Relieves skin dryness, promotes smoothness
Enhances UV blockers in sun care products
Slows down conversion of soluble collagen into insoluble collagen.
Maintains healthy skin
You can get it from, plant oils – such as soya, corn, olive oil, nuts, seeds and wheatgerm
Restores the skins natural barrier function
Maintains moisture levels in skin, reduces dryness.