Sunday, August 30, 2020

The most important vitamins and minerals for your skin

It is best to get these vitamins and minerals daily in your diet from vegetables, fruits, and nuts.  They are antioxidants meaning they can fight and fix harmful oxidizing changes in the skin from sun damage, pollution, and aging.  The immune system of our skin depends on these vitamins, and will better protect use from infection and cancer with these nutrients.

Vitamin A is an antioxidant that helps with skin cell function and turnover.  

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is very effective at cleaning up sun damage, important for healthy skin collagen, skin wound healing, skin hydration and moisture content, and the skin immune system.

Vitamin D is important for skin wound healing and a healthy skin immune system.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that is important for a healthy skin immune system, as well as controlling skin inflammation and damage.

Important minerals for skin health: zinc, calcium, 

Zinc protects from sun damage, and helps fight skin infection.  

Copper is an antioxidant, and helps form new collagen to fight aging changes in the skin.

Selenium help antioxidants to function to prevent skin cancer, and is good for controlling psoriasis.

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