Nutrition & Skin

Nutrition & Skin

The skin is a fingerprint of what is going on inside our body. Therefore, the focus lies not only on the external use of creams and lotions but also on what we consume. Today, in the beauty industry, the power of vitamins, minerals and nutrients for a more healthy and youthful glow is paramount.

Find below some key nutritional elements and their significance in our diets.

Vitamin C and E

  • They counter the effect of sun damage (photo protection).
  • Reduce damage caused by free radicals (smoke, pollution).
  • They help in the formation of building blocks that support skin structure and prevent formation of wrinkles.

    Sources of Vitamin C – Citrus fruits, amla, broccoli, bell pepper, tomato. A daily intake of 500-1000mg/day

    Sources of Vitamin E – Vegetable oil, nuts, sunflower seeds, olives, flax seeds, soyabean.
    A daily intake of 400IU/day

Vitamin A

  • Prevents aging by reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps in the repair and maintenance of skin tissue
  • If deficient, it can lead to a dry, flaky complexion
  • High doses of Vitamin A also control acne

    Sources – Eggs, meat, fortified milk, cheese, carrots, spinach, mango, papaya

    Note – Vitamin A should only be used when prescribed by a doctor and for short periods of time.

Vitamin B

  • A deficiency in Vitamin B2 can lead to a sore burning tongue and peeling of lips.
  • A deficiency in Vitamin B3 can lead to a painful fissured tongue and dry irritated skin.
  • A deficiency in Vitamin B6 can lead to Seborrheic dermatitis.
  • A deficiency in Vitamin B7 can lead to hair loss, brittle nails and dry scaly skin.

    Sources – Fish, chicken, eggs, bananas, wheat germ, oats

Vitamin K

  • It helps reduce dark circles and bruise marks

    Sources – Lettuce, broccoli, coriander, spinach, prunes

Iron

  • Essential in the formation of haemoglobin
  • Low iron levels result in hair loss and dark circles

    Sources – Spinach, soya bean, kidney bean, egg yolk, whole grain, sesame seeds

Zinc

  • A deficiency in zinc may lead to acne, ridges on the nails or hair loss
  • Zinc helps in clearing skin of acne by reducing the sebum production

    Sources – Oysters, meat, poultry products, sesame seeds, watermelon seeds, pumpkin seeds, nuts, beans, dairy products

Selenium and copper

  • Selenium is a good antioxidant that prevents damage caused by free radicals
  • Selenium and copper help in reducing sun damage
  • Copper help develop elastin and collagen, the building blocks of skin structure
  • Copper helps reduce skin roughness, fine lines, wrinkling and other photo damage
  • Copper helps improve skin elasticity and thickness

    Sources – Seafood, meat, cereals, dairy products, garlic, eggs

Alpha lipoic acid, DMAE and coenzyme q10

  • Alpha lipoic acid helps smoothen skin and reduces signs of aging
  • DMAE and Coenzyme q10 are powerful antioxidants that protect against free radical damage

    Sources – Shell fish, spinach, nuts

Hyaluronic acid

  • Hyaluronic acid helps give skin elasticity and suppleness
  • It holds onto the moisture, thus providing fullness and radiance to the skin

What are free radicals?

These are highly-charged oxygen molecules generated when food is oxidized to create energy. Excessive production of free radicals is harmful to the skin and body resulting in skin damage, often seen in the form
of wrinkling. Antioxidants like Vitamin C and E are helpful in neutralising their effects. The most common causes of free radical damage are the sun, smoking, stress and obesity.

Glutathione

Super Antioxidant and Whitening Agent

A Very Simple Antioxidant produced naturally in our Body. It is formed by 3 Simple Proteions/Amino Acids Cysteine, Glycine and Glutamine. Glutathione decreases the Oxidative stress in the body Caused by Sun, Pollution, Stress, Smoking to mention a few. Glutathione works on the damaged cells which cause the skin to darken and lighten your Skin, Safely, Evenly, giving you a Natural Luminous Complexion. In many places like Canada Intravenous Infusion’s are given but not common in India.

High Dose Glutahione with Vitamin C combination works magic on pigmentation and gives the needed flawless complexion through internal cell renewal of the body