Eat your vitamins

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While a multivitamin can be beneficial if your diet is not very healthy, eating correctly to give your body and skin the proper nutrients and vitamins is always best.  Here are a list of vitamins the skin needs and some foods that contain them that are easy to add to your diet.

VITAMIN A – maintains healthy skin and helps to help heal the skin and prevent acne.  Eat egg yolks, milk, carrots, mozzarella cheese, spinach, and cantaloupe.

VITAMIN B – the B vitamins contain enzymes to help skin maintain its normal function.  Eat red meat, tuna, poultry, bananas, oats, and potatoes.

VITAMIN C – helps to maintain collagen in the skin which reduces wrinkling and sagging of the skin.  Also helps to protect skin against sun exposure and environmental damage.  Eat citrus fruits, tomatoes, and strawberries.

VITAMIN E –  also helps to protect skin against environmental damage as well as slowing the aging process of the skin.  Eat salmon, almonds, leafy veggies, oils, and legumes.

SELENIUM –  helps greatly with the skins antioxidant levels – keeping it fresh and healthy.  Eat tuna, whole grains and seeds.

ZINC – works to maintain collagen and elastin fiber in the skin and helps your skin heal faster after it is wounded.  Eat turkey, mushrooms, seafood and soybeans.

As you have probably noticed – a lot of these foods contain more than one vitamin so adding a few foods every couple of days will be pretty easy and make a huge difference.


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