Hello, Micronutrients!

We all know how essential micronutrients are for our diet, but do we know they can play a huge role in keeping our skin healthy. The right amount of nutrition can make you look flawless and will help in maintaining an attractive complexion. We need nutrients to flourish our skin. We can get them from a healthy diet and through a wide range of supplements available in the market. By consuming fruits, vegetables, multigrain, dry fruits and nuts, we can enhance the wellbeing and beauty of our skin. Scientific studies have shown that consuming the right amount of micronutrients in your diet can help you slow down the ageing of your skin and reduces wrinkles. 

Micronutrients- for flawless skin!

We all are well aware of the toxic pollutants in the air these days and the harmful chemicals used in everyday products. But worry not, we have listed below some amazing vitamins and minerals to help you improve your skin health.

Vitamin A

Your skin gets photo damaged due to overexposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun. Photo damage can result in premature ageing and loss of skin elasticity. 

Vitamin A protects your skin against photo damage. It promotes the growth of collagen, which helps in fighting sunburn and keeps your skin firm and wrinkle-free.

Intake yellow fruits and green leafy vegetables to boost your vitamin A levels. Also, you can apply creams containing Vitamin A to enhance skin health.

Vitamin B Complex

Biotin, also known as Vitamin B complex is one most important vitamin needed for your skin. Its deficiency can cause dermatitis. Your body can make some biotin of its own.

Also, Biotin is present in many foods including bananas, eggs, rice and oatmeal.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is necessary to maintain collagen in your body. Collagen and elastin are the main components that support the structure of the skin. Therefore, one should get enough Vitamin C to maintain healthy skin.

Citrus fruits and vegetables such as lemon, oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, green peas, bell peppers and leafy vegetables are rich in Vitamin C.

Copper

Copper in the presence of vitamin C and Zinc helps in promoting elastin growth. Researchers have shown that regular application of copper-rich creams can make the skin firm and help restore its elasticity.

Zinc

Zinc is a mineral that helps in maintaining collagen and elastin fibres, thereby preventing skin sagging and wrinkles. Regular intake of zinc through diet or supplements helps in clearing skin by taming oil production which helps in controlling acne.

Food rich in zinc are eggs, seafood, turkey, whole grains, nuts, lean meat and poultry.

Healthy skin is an indicator of inner health. Using expensive creams, lotions and treatments on the outside of your body can not eliminate nutritional deficiencies inside your body. Consuming healthy foods and avoiding junk can promote beautiful, youthful-looking skin without incurring the high costs of expensive cosmetics.

Written By –

Miss. Tanisha
Masters in Political Science
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