Chances are, you’re on the go a lot. Between work and social activities, eating right just doesn’t seem to be possible. That’s where supplements come in. You might have noticed that as your diet worsens, your skin seems to suffer. This is not a coincidence. Keeping a balanced diet can help your body (and your skin) to stay healthy. But when your diet lacks sufficient nutrients, supplements are a good alternative (I don’t like to say alternative. ”Supplement” would be the best term, albeit a little obvious.).
Getting enough Vitamin A is important as it helps to maintain healthy skin and also helps in the healing process of your skin. It can help to fight acne and reduce dry skin. Vitamin C can help repair damage caused by the sun over the years and is a good supplement to take to maintain the health of your skin. Vitamin E has similar benefits as Vitamin C as it helps to reverse the effects of sun damage, but it has the added benefit of helping to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. You’ll find Vitamin E in many skin care products and this is why.
Certain minerals can help your skin too such as selenium. Selenium works to protect your cells and can help to reduce the effects of free radicals if you get enough of it in your diet. Supplementation of Selenium may be needed if you don’t eat a diet with a high enough Selenium content. The highest concentration of Selenium is in nuts, fish, and whole grains.
Having sufficient amounts of these vitamins and minerals will help keep your skin looking young and healthy. If you’ve recently found that your skin isn’t looking it’s best, vitamin supplementation is a good thing to try. Weather and other factors play a part too, but if your skin doesn’t seem as healthy as it once was and there doesn’t seem to be an external reason, a lack of the necessary vitamins and minerals could be the culprit.