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Vitamins and Nutrients for your skin

By Charles Hopkins Published 07/6/2006 | Nutrition

Can you bear with rough and dull skin? No, you cannot. Like everyone else you also want to be beautiful. You also want people to appreciate your glowing and smooth skin. Dont you? It will make no sense whatever you wear or whatever ornaments you use to appear beautiful, if your skin is not healthy. Similarly, if you have a healthy and glowing skin you do not need to depend on the external ornamentation to look beautiful.

Do not get baffled by the tall claims of the supplements; there is no easy way out to obtain a healthy and glowing skin. The secret behind a beautiful skin is a healthy and balanced diet loaded with vitamins and essential minerals. If the helpful vitamins and minerals are absorbed into your body at a regular basis for a long stretch of time, your system will be clean from inside and functioning properly. And that will be reflected on your skin. So, instead of consuming expensive supplements, you should educate yourself on the basics of healthy and nutritious diet, rich in vitamins and minerals.
Rather than taking the expensive chemical beauty products like lotions and creams, you should rely on the more natural ways. Various vitamins, minerals and nutrient are there that can really give your skin the radiance and the youthful glow you are longing for. It is an established fact that your skin condition is very much a reflection of the internal functions of your body. The acne, the aging wrinkle and even the psoriasis are evidence of the internal needs of your body. There may be additional need for nutrients, minerals or even the necessary vitamins. A proper amount of the right vitamins can give you not only a good and healthy skin but also a younger looking glowing skin.

Now you should be aware of the vitamins and minerals which are good for your skin and adjust your diet on the basis of that knowledge. All the vitamins C, E, A, K and the Vitamin B complex are known to be the helpful ingredients for your skin. Vitamin C protects your skin from the harmful effects of the sun light, smoke and pollution. It also reduces the damages like wrinkles and other aging sings that are caused by the free radicals. So you need to add some fruits and vegetables containing a lot of vitamin C. All citrus fruits and green vegetables are full of vitamin C. Vitamin E is also an anti oxidant that saves your skin from the sun. This vitamin helps to reduce the wrinkles and make your skin smother. On the other hand if the level of vitamin A in your body is not up to the mark, you may face some skin problems like, dry and flaky complexion. Fruits and certain vegetables are good food supplements for vitamin A.

Along with these vitamins another important element is the vitamin B complex. Among all the vitamin B members, the most important vitamin B for your skin is Biotin. It is a nutrient that forms the basis of your skin. If you are not having this enough, you may face dermatitis and even hair loss. You will get high levels of biotin from eggs, bananas, oatmeal, rice etc.

Above information will help you to make a healthy diet chart. Still, if you are a perfectionist, consult a professional nutrition expert who can guide you to prepare the impeccable diet chart high on fruits and vegetables to give your skin the perfect radiance that you always wanted to have.