During school we have been learning about all of the vitamins and minerals and their functions. I have come across a few interesting ones that may benefit and interest a lot of you! I mean, who doesn’t want to have 20 year old skin for as long as possible!
I have made a little poster below for you if you just want to know the good stuff all at once & possibly take a picture of it so you have it next time you hit the store. But if you want to know more in depth about the vitamins and minerals I will have short write ups below as well 🙂
Vitamin C is found in bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, leafy greens, oranges and more.
L-Ascorbic Acid is a form of Vitamin C that actually penetrates the skins layers and reduces damage from free radicals coming from smoke, pollution, chemicals ect. These free radicals destroy collagen and elastin which are fibres supporting skins structure. Therefore, we want to keep the collagen and elastin as strong as possible.
Zinc is particularly beneficial for people with oily and acne prone skin. This lovely mineral helps kill acne causing bacteria and tames oil production. In fact, in my research I have also learned that acne may actually be cause by a zinc deficiency.
Selenium is a mineral that will help prevent sun damage. This is a good mineral to look for when buying a sunscreen.When you include selenium rich foods in your diet, such as: garlic and whole grains, it will reduce sunburn cells making it harder to get sun damage.
In creams …. Copper + Zinc + Vitamin C = elastin development!!!! weeooow. Just in creams though! Ingesting copper supplements can be dangerous.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid has 100 times more potent than Vitamin C or E. It has the ability to penetrate through oil and water which then means it can nourish your skin from the inside AND out. Whereas, other antioxidants can only penetrate through one or the other. Available in supplements and creams.
Hyaluronic-Acid has the ability to up to 1000 times its weight which means it retains the water in the cell and keeps skin moisturized/hydrated. This acts like a glue holding skin cells together keeping the skin tight and youthful. Made by the body but also can be found in creams.
Vitamin A (aka retinol) is needed for repair and care of skin tissues. Reduces and helps prevent wrinkles & lines and also aids with breakouts/acne prone skin. Studies have show that Vitamin C and retinol used in a cream has shown noticeably reversed affects of aging!! Think like a bunny…eat carrots. Loooooads of Vitamin A! Helps with eye sight as well.
Please Note: By no means am I a doctor or anywhere near one. This information is all based on my schooling and long, long research.
I hope you have gained some knowledge for keeping that pretty skin of yours youthful and glowing. Let me know if you have any tips as well!
Stay healthy, xx