Skin is the organ that often shows the first signs that there is something wrong with your diet.
The lack of different vitamins and minerals can lead to dry skin, loss of elasticity, discoloration, acne and pimples, oily skin and numerous other side effects.
Anyone who wants to have a healthy and young-looking skin needs to enter nutrients:
This mineral is an important nutrient for healthy skin, especially for individuals who suffer from acne. In fact, acne can occur as a lack of zinc. This mineral controls the production of oil in the skin. It also affects some hormones that affect acne. The lack of this mineral can cause a variety of other skin changes (erosion, freckles).
What food is rich in zinc?
Food rich in zinc are oysters, beef and chicken liver, sesame and pumpkin seeds and almonds and peanuts.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega 3 fatty acids protect the skin from ultraviolet rays’ negative effects. People who get enough omega-3 fats are resistant to burns caused by sunbathing. If you do not eat fish regularly then you have probably lack of these irreplaceable fats.
Beta carotene is a pigment in vegetables with orange color, such as carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupe etc. After digestion our organism turns beta carotene into vitamin A. Health and skin protection is one of the numerous benefits that this compound possesses. A scientific study showed that eating carrots during 10 weeks will protect the skin from burns caused by excessive sun exposure.
The vitamin has many functions in the body, one of which is connected to the skin. Vitamin C is necessary for the production if collagen, which is a key protein in the skin structure.
Therefore, vitamin C slows down aging of the skin because it plays a role as it was an antioxidant that prevents damage caused by oxidation. It also prevents oxidative damage in the body.
Foods rich in vitamin C are: oranges, kiwi, lemons, peppers, strawberries and lots of others.
Tomatoes contain lycopene, a substance that protects the skin from the sun. This antioxidant also makes the skin soft. An interesting fact is that thermal processed tomatoes (in the form of ketchup) contain more lycopene.
Even though little bit of sunshine is a good thing for producing vitamin D, as well as for a good mood, do not be too exposed to strong sunlight for a long period of time.