Nutrients to Nourish the Skin
We spend lots of money and time perfecting our skin routines, but too often forget to consider diet and its impact on skin health! Your skin is your largest organ in your body, so it only makes sense that what you put in your body has influence over the health of your skin.
In this blog I'll be discussing the top nutrients you should be including for your skin health and where to find them.
Top Nutrients for Skin Health
1. Essential Fatty Acids
Avocado, oily fish, extra virgin olive oil, walnuts, flaxseeds, chia seeds
The body can’t create these on its own so they are essential to get through diet. EFA’s are essential for skin hydration, reducing inflammation and to create an effective barrier to keep out different microbes & bacteria.
Red meat, oysters & shellfish, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds
Supports wound healing & fights bacteria
3. Vitamin C
Broccoli, citrus fruits, kiwifruit, capsicum, berries
Stimulates collagen production and wound healing.
4. Vitamin A
Pumpkin seeds, pumpkin, eggs, papaya, beef liver
Important for formation of new skin cells and skin repair.
5. Vitamin E
Sunflower seeds, almonds, pine nuts, red capsicum, mango, pumpkin
Combats free radical damage, which contributes to ageing of the skin.
Cultured yoghurt, fermented foods (sauerkraut, miso, tempeh, kefir)
Probiotics are needed for gut health and healthy gut functioning = healthy skin!
Time to get your glow on!
Try Our Skin Loving Collagen Smoothie
Here’s what you will need:
- ¼ cup natural yoghurt, or can use coconut yoghurt if DF (probiotics)
- ¾ cup fresh orange juice (vitamin C)
- ½ tsp of turmeric (anti-inflammatory)
- 1 cup frozen mango (vitamin E)
- 1 tsp chia seeds (essential fatty acids)
- 5 almonds (vitamin E)
- 1 serve of NH Pure Collagen
- Extra yoghurt to decorate glass
Here’s how to make it:
- Add all ingredients to a blender
- Line inside of the glass with yoghurt
- Pour smoothie into cup
One last thing:
I promise you won’t taste the turmeric - it’s definitely worth the addition. Curcumin is the compound found in turmeric that helps the spice work its anti-inflammatory magic. Curcumin has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body, as well as on the skin (think wound healing, acne, eczema etc.)
Our Collagen Beauty Elixir enriches your body's collagen supply, and will create a healthy glow from the inside out! Formulated with pure hydrolysed bovine collagen peptides to help your body absorb collagen faster. Say hello to healthy skin, nails & hair!