Essential Skin Nutrients

“Balance, consistency and quantity ultimately affect one’s nutritional status and state of health”.

Your skin is a mirror image of how well you treat your body. Obtaining nutrients is key to a healthy you. Among 80% of the population worldwide suffers from nutrient deficiencies, including vitamins A, C, E and the minerals zinc, iron and iodine.

With regard to your skin, specific macro and micronutrient deficiencies have been correlated to skin signs and dermal manifestations of the face and the body. Along with maintaining a proper nutrient balance, staying hydrated is essential to healthy and glowing skin.

According to the Linus Pauling institute on Micronutrient Research for Optimum Health, “Much of the role of nutrition in skin health focuses on the effects of deficiency, since the structural components of the skin are supported by a variety of nutritive factors such as pep-tides, minerals and vitamins, which serve as enzyme co-factors, activators or inhibitors. Support of the skin is dependent on these four factors:”

1. Collagen, elastin, and connective tissue.

2. Adequate vascular circulation

3. Cellular hydration

4. Skin immune response

Listed below is a chart suggesting what you may be lacking depending on what your body is showing.

*Please note, check with your physician before changing any diet, as this is chart is only recommendations based on informational purposes.

Skin Deficiency Symptoms

It is important to maintain a balanced nutrition in order to improve your skins health. Make a list or a promise to yourself to drink 3 bottles of water a day instead of 1, or incorporate vegetables at least once a day into your meal. Be aware about your health, as this is the key ingredient for being ageless.