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So… you’re on a journey to naturally transform your skin health – you’ve come to the right place.
Having naturally beautiful skin is actually a lot easier than you might think. And the secret to achieving a fresh face and a gorgeous glow doesn’t come from a beauty supply store. It comes from what you eat!
In addition to staying hydrated and always wearing SPF, eating the right balance of nutrient-rich foods will give your skin what it needs to thrive.
Read on to discover the 5 best vitamins for your skin and how to easily sneak them into your daily routine.
5 Vitamins For Skin Health
If you love spending time in the great outdoors and spend your days basking under the sun’s warm light, you probably have a stunning sunkissed glow, but unfortunately that glow comes at a cost.
Harmful rays from the sun cause collagen to break down which can result in wrinkles, fine lines, and dry skin.
But fear not, sun-bather! Adding Vitamin E to your daily routine can help repair your skin by neutralizing the oxidant effect of free radicals that damage collagen.
Foods like avocado, spinach, almonds, and mangos are great sources of vitamin E. (Delicious and nutritious? Yes please!) You can find mango in our Gut Restore Mix, which can easily be added to water or your favorite smoothie.
Vitamin C is known for its cold-fighting power but it’s so much more than just an immune booster.
It works as a powerful antioxidant as well as increases natural collagen – both of which are important to preserving and maintaining skin’s youthful appearance.
This essential nutrient cannot be produced by the body and therefore has to be obtained through diet.
While most people reach for supplements to get a healthy dose of vitamin C, you can lean on vitamin C-rich foods like oranges, kiwi, red peppers, broccoli, strawberries, and brussel sprouts.
Forever Beautiful, also contain vitamin C-rich superfoods like açai and can easily be added to your favorite smoothie recipe or plant-based yogurt.
Just like E and C, Vitamin A is also an antioxidant that prevents and reverses the aging of the skin.
It encourages cell and tissue growth, helping the body to repair itself. Vitamin A forces your skin cells to “turn over” - that means fresh new cells are pushed to the surface, leaving your skin rejuvenated.
Carrots, sweet potatoes, leafy greens, and açai (found in our Forever Beautiful Mix) are great sources of vitamin A.
Zinc is an essential mineral that helps the body in a variety of ways. From immunity to metabolism, zinc positively affects many aspects of your health including your skin.
Zinc is a vital antioxidant that helps structure proteins and cell membranes to keep skin firm. It also helps heal skin after injury (think acne scars).
It is known for having anti-inflammatory benefits which makes it essential for those struggling with acne and rosacea.
Beans, nuts, and whole grains are great sources of zinc. But, did you know that cacao (and yes, dark chocolate) has lots of zinc? You can find 100% organic cacao in our Magic Mushroom Mix.
Biotin, also called vitamin B7, is needed to maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails. It is known to help treat thinning, splitting, and brittle hair, or dermatitis that results in dry, irritated skin.
Fermented foods like kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi are rich in vitamin B7, as well as almonds and legumes.
While many of these foods can be added to your diet, taking a daily supplement or adding superfood mixes to your daily routine can be helpful in ensuring you’re getting the nutrients your skin needs to thrive.
Now go get your glow on!