October 09, 2018
Chances are at some point in your life you have come across at least one skin condition that you would be happy to forget. You’re not alone and we have all been there. Deep breath. Okay, moving on. Skin the human body’s largest organ must be well maintained or like anything it will break down over time. The good news is that there is help and there are many fantastic natural approaches for common skin annoyances. In this article, we are going to attack seven of the biggest offenders.
Wrinkles: The one thing we all dread. The inevitable. Take heart, Vitamin A, which is found in all those beautiful deep leafy greens and even cantaloupe assists in smoothing out fine lines and uneven skin tone.
Sun-Damaged Skin: For all those days spent out in the sun Vitamin C rescues. Found in fruits such as oranges and kiwi, Vitamin C has been known to help reverse some sun damage and prevent wrinkles and sagging. Vitamin C can even brighten skin because of its ability to stimulate collagen production.
Uneven Pigmentation: Vitamin B, which boosts circulation in the body can help ward off any redness in the skin.
Dry Skin: Vitamins A, C, and E are known to encourage cell and tissue growth to help the body repair itself through shedding and growth cycles. To help keep skin’s moisture levels even Vitamin E can do the trick. Found in foods such as broccoli and spinach Vitamin E can work as an antioxidant to help fight free radicals within the body.
Dark Under-Eye Circles: These babies can result from fatigue, dehydration and unfortunately aging. Vitamin K (pumpkin, broccoli, cabbage) aids in blood coagulation and circulation. Both damaged skin and poor circulation can make dark circles appear “darker,” so consuming Vitamin K rich foods can help lighten the circles under your eyes.
Protecting Against Future Sun Damage: Omega-3 fats offer a strong line of defense when it comes to protecting against future sun damage. Omega’s fortify skin cell membranes and protect against sun damage. The fats allow water and nutrients to enter the skin while keeping toxins out.
Dull Skin:Vitamin A found in eggs, carrots and leafy greens can perk up any tired or sad skin. Carrots, for example, can keep your skin healthy and fresh from their high beta-carotene levels, which is an antioxidant and later converted to Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A can also help repair skin tissue and assist by providing added protection from the sun’s powerful rays.
In closing, the good news is that with as much as our skin is up against on a daily basis we have a variety of vitamins that are available to be used as the first line of defense. Achieving healthy, youthful looking skin may be closer than you think.
Medical Daily. 2014. 16 Beauty Hacks Your Skin Will Thank You For. Published July 7, 2014. http://www.medicaldaily.com/16-beauty-hacks-your-skin-will-thank-you-291712
Leaf.TV. 2017. How to Take Vitamin K for Dark Circles. Published unmarked. https://www.leaf.tv/articles/how-to-take-vitamin-k-for-dark-circles/
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