16 June 2012

~ Nutrition important for skin? ~

No amount of beauty products and skincare can rescue bad skin...well to a certain extent depending on how much foundation and concealer you use to cover up really, but even that will make it look worse sometimes. Breakouts, dry patches, redness and dull skin is really not what you want to wake up to basically! Skin can be improved by a good well-balanced intake of a nutrition as well as drinking enough water. During exam time, my skin was horrible due to the snacks, junk food and the high volume of coffee that i was consuming, therefore this just shows how important eating healthily is and i have learnt my lesson. So in simple terms, your diet has direct impact on the way you look and feel so why not try to consume healthier and more nutritious options. This post i am going to go adress some of the essential vitamins that you can obtain easily from very accessible foods and their beneficial effects:

Vitamin A
 This is important for the generation and renewal of new skin cells - obtained from eggs and dairy

Vitamin B
 This increases fatty acids in the skin (yes i know it sounds a bit gross) and it helps with exfoliation and increases the firmness and elasticity of the skin - obtained from yeast, eggs and veggies.

Vitamin C
 Most well known to help improve your immune system, hence intake more vitamin C when you have a cold or you are generally ill. This vitamin is essential for the generation of collagen that is a protein which gives the skin the structure and elasticity - obtained from citrus fruits, broccoli, berries and tomatoes

Vitamin D
 Needed for development of new skin cells. - obtained from Egg yolks, salmon and dairy products. In addition, it has been found that being in sunlight can generate the production of Vitamin D too.

Vitamin E
 Helps build and maintain healthy skin tissue, i think 'The body shop' has a vitamin E range which is based around keeping skin healthy etc. - obtained from wheat, leafy greens, nuts and whole grains.

 The dreaded word. Yes it is important to consume fat because it is an essential nutrient for skin and general health. It promotes soft skin and shiny hair - obtained from Olive oil, avocado, some seeds.

Do you think that it is worth eating healthily for better skin?


  1. Great post! Eating healthy food is the best thing we can do for our skin. I noticed that when I tend to eat more rubbish my skin starts to look horrible.

  2. I love this post, has some really great information. Food can be really important when it comes to your skin, and think it's important to make sure you're getting that balance of nutrition :)


  3. Don't forget omega 3s. Fish oil is so important for your skin! Diet plays a huge role into how your complexion looks. I definitely agree with you, great post!

  4. Yes, I think it's very important for your skin! Excellent post!!


  5. Totally agree, diet is such a major contributor to the health of our skin! I already begin to regret overindulgence on sugary and fatty foods when I start seeing the effects on my face :p But most of the time it doesn't stop me from eating that slice of cake or piece of deep fried chicken, lol.


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