The Nutrients You Need For Glowing, Healthy Skin | Natural Skin Care Secrets

Many of us use chemical products to ensure that our skin stays healthy and young all through our lifetime But, we forget that the root cause behind dull skin lies within

If you feed your skin from inside out, the results are going to be nothing short of amazing I’m Dr Geeta Fazalbhoy, a founding member of Skin & You Clinic in Mumbai and today I’ll be unraveling some more secrets behind beautiful, radiant skin So now let’s wrap our heads around the concept of nutrients and why they are important Nutrients are molecules in food that we need to make energy, grow and reproduce

So basically they’re essential for life, as we know it anyway But what role do they have to play when it comes to skin? Let’s delve a little deeper, and start with Iron Iron plays an important part in the formation of haemoglobin, which if you remember science from school, carries oxygen, created by red blood cells, to all parts of the body If you’re not creating enough haemoglobin, you’ll feel weak, and even worse, find that your hair is falling more than usual, your undereye circles are darker and more pronounced, and your skin is looking duller than before So make sure you’re getting enough Iron, so none of that happens and your skin is as radiant as it should be! So how do we get enough iron into our system? Eat some spinach, soya or kidney bean, egg yolk are rich in iron, whole grains such as brown rice, jawar, oats, these are all good, iron rich foods that can make a difference

So now, let’s talk about Zinc You’ll be surprised to find that zinc is one of the essential minerals that nurtures our skin It works as an antioxidant, protects the skin’s fats and improves the production of collagen Now I’ve covered all of this in more detail in the Vitamins video, so I’m not going to through it again here so do watch that video Getting back to Zinc, it basically defends the skin from the sun’s UV light and other pollutants that prematurely age the skin

It can also help with acne by reducing sebum production, sebum if you don’t know increases the production of oil which can clog pores in the skin, causing acne So it really is a super versatile nutrient that has lots and lots of benefits, and so it stands to reason that a Zinc deficiency will be really bad for you Acne, dramatic hair fall are just a couple of the other consequences So make sure you get enough Zinc, by digging into chicken, eggs, treat yourself to oysters occasionally, if you’re vegetarian you can snack on sesame, watermelon or pumpkin seeds, nuts are always good for you, beans, and milk, cheese, butter, they’re all good as well Selenium and Copper are trace minerals – that means that they are nutrients that are only required in very small quantities

However, a little goes a long way Selenium can increase blood flow, protect against heart disease, can reduce the risk of cancer, so it’s really powerful From a skin health perspective, Selenium neutralises free radicals and forms a protective coat around cell membranes, so it protects the skin from sun damage, and slows down the aging process, so skin stays youthful longer We can supplement our bodies with selenium by eating sea foods, mushrooms, eggs, organic potatoes, devouring on cheese, yogurt and strawberries All these are excellent sources of selenium and making them a part of your diet will just make your skin radiant and improve overall health

Now copper, the other partner in this pair, is just as potent It helps develop elastin and collagen, which are both really important for healthy skin, it helps reduce skin roughness, fine lines, wrinkles and other problems caused by exposure to the sun Foods like seafood, meat, cereals, dairy products, garlic, eggs, spinach, nuts and seeds help you maintain appropriate copper levels in the body and can also help get rid of copper deficiencies Hyaluronic acid, apart from being really hard to say, is a natural substance that holds large amounts of moisture in the skin Now, you must have noticed that as we age, the moisture content in our skin starts depleting, which is one of the reasons behind the formation of fine lines and wrinkles

So, here’s where this power packed component comes into picture Just like a sponge has the ability to absorb water, hyaluronic acid too can retain large amounts of moisture below the epidermis that replenishes and rejuvenates the skin as and when the skin loses its moisture It also increases skin’s resistance to wrinkles and fine lines by boosting production of collagen that is responsible for maintaining our skin and hair structure This nutrient is your gateway to a plump, radiant and youthful skin Adding more of spinach, broccoli, soymilk, cheese and starchy root vegetables such as carrots, beetroot, sweet potatoes to your regular diet will improve the hyaluronic acid levels of your skin

You can munch on fruits such as kiwi, strawberries and can also have a glass or two of red wine, (guilt-free) as they too are rich sources of Hyaluronic acid Hopefully this information will set you on your path to naturally gorgeous skin So eat healthy, exercise regularly, get a good night’s sleep and try and always have a positive attitude towards life If you still have questions, do leave them in the comments below and we’ll try and respond to as many as possible Thanks for watching, and until next time, Stay Healthy, Stay Glamrs

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