Who is not busy with her or his skin every day? You want to be radiant for the day and you do a lot for it. The easiest but also the most unhealthy solution is to hide all imperfections and spots under a layer of make-up so that nobody can see them. But that is not good for your skin and you do not want to have radiant skin without makeup? That saves a lot of time and money and if you look in the mirror in the morning, you also see a radiant and healthy skin that you can be proud of.
Your skin forms the largest organ of your body and is the only organ that is on the outside of your body. Did you know that your skin absorbs 60 percent of what you put on it? The average woman uses twelve beauty products per day , representing a total of no less than 168 different ingredients!
Different substances in your body are responsible for the condition of your skin. We will discuss this later in this article. Your skin cells renew once a month and are made up of proteins. How can you treat these skin cells as good as possible for as healthy and radiant skin as possible? One thing is certain: treatment from the inside is far more effective than treatment from the outside. So do not focus too much on all creams and skin care providers.
Which nutrients are important for your skin?
There are many different vitamins, minerals, fats, enzymes and hormones. But which cares exactly for healthy skin? The most important thing is that an overall healthy lifestyle is important. Only a high dose of stimulants for healthy skin is not enough. Below you will find the most important (nutritional) substances that are responsible for the condition of your skin:
Our skin consists of 70% of collagen. Collagen is often associated with the following nutrients and is always involved in good or bad skin. Mainly the subcutaneous skin (the layer directly under the epidermis) consists largely of collagen. Collagen literally means “bind together” and is a type of protein that is an important part of the connective tissue in our body. Collagen, among other things, ensures firmness and elasticity of your skin. Until you 25 e years your body makes ample collagen thus most have no wrinkles at that age. After your 25 e collagen production decreases and increases its share in the dermis causing less wrinkles. More collagen means fewer wrinkles!
Vitamin C and E
Both vitamins act as an antioxidant in your body and eliminate free radicals that affect collagen, among other things. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that your body can not create itself and which you should get through food. Vitamin E also fixes the connective tissue in your body which is important for healthy skin. Vitamin C can be found in, among other things, cabbage, citrus fruit, blueberries and strawberries.
Silicon, sulfur, and zinc
Silicon creates a natural shine and a tight skin and is a mineral that occurs most frequently in the earth after oxygen. Have you ever wondered why a mud bath or a clay mask is good for you? It is rich in silicon! Sulfur is a mineral that is abundantly present in your body and is responsible for the production of collagen that keeps your skin supple and soft. In addition, sulfur helps to eliminate dead skin cells that block pores and give bacteria the chance to accumulate and eventually develop acne, eczema or psoriasis.
Finally, zinc is an important mineral for healthy skin. Zinc works together with vitamin A that stimulates the production of new skin cells. Thanks to zinc, vitamin A is well absorbed in the blood which eventually reaches the skin. Zinc also ensures healthy cell division, cell repair, cell growth, the production of white blood cells and cleanses your liver and repairs the tissues.
acids Amino acids are essential for your skin: they repair the skin and stimulate new skin growth. The eight essential amino acids: isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. These amino acids only do their work if they are all in the right proportion in your body. If this is the case, they enable, among other things, the production of collagen. A shortage of amino acids ensures that the skin can not retain moisture and dry out.
Omega 3 and 6
The fatty acids omega 3 and 6 ensure that your skin does not lose unnecessary moisture but instead holds it correctly so that your skin is hydrated in a natural way and does not dry out.
What should you eat for healthy skin?
Of course, those names of difficult substances do not encourage immediate action, but they do ensure that you understand what you are doing and why you are doing something in favor of your skin. The substances described above occur in food. Which diet can best be added to your diet to give as much natural impulse as possible to healthy skin?
No less than 60% of our body consists of water, which means that our skin is also largely dependent on water. In the night you dry out so that you have to drink at least one large glass of water in the morning for a good start of the day. Drink at least eight glasses of water and herbal tea during the day to ensure proper hydration of your body.