Everybody has a different diet, routines and not the same metabolism. Every step in our life can react in our superficial skin layer. Except people suffering from acne, rosacea, concerns which need special treatment.
Having healthy skin may be tough. Skin functions properly depending on your nutrition. Fortunately, there are some vitamins and supplements which could improve your skin a lot. The skin protects the body against heat, light, injury, and infection. It regulates body temperature and stores water, fat, and Vitamin D.
Vitamin E and Vitamin C
According to a study of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, Supplementation with Vitamin C and Vitamin E protects the skin. It has been found a reduction in the number of sunburn cells after irradiation.
Additionally, Vitamin C has benefits for the body such as collagen formation, healthy strong blood vessels, joint health level, infection resistance.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble which has anti-inflammatory properties, defending your skin from pollution, support the immune system, cell function.
However, studies shown that supplementation with vitamin E has to be combined with Vitamin C. Vitamin E by itself does not protect against sunburn.
Beta Carotene has been the most important quantitative contribution to human nutrition.
Supplementation before and during sunlight exposure provides protection against sunburn.
Beta Carotene has benefits such as antioxidant properties, which can reduce and prevent free radical damage, maintaining healthy skin.
Moreover, it can help people with photosensitive diseases and psoriasis.
It has been considered a significant antioxidant. Selenium protects cell membranes, prevents free radical generation, maintains tissue elasticity and ageing prevention.
Studies have shown that dietary intake of selenium may reduce the risk of various cancers including skin, breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer. Also, It has shown patients with psoriasis and eczema identified with low selenium levels.
Healthy nutrition is essential for your whole body.
These are essential ingredients that have been shown to have a protective effect on the health of the skin. In contrast, topical sunscreens act only locally and have to be applied regularly.
Definitely, dietary supplementation with vitamins, carotenoids, selenium may protect not just your skin, but also your whole body against UV irradiation, decreasing damage.
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American Society for Clinical Nutrition (2001) - "Nutritional skin care-
health effects of micronutrients and fatty acids1–3"
U.S Patent (2003) - "Dietary supplement composition and method for improving and maintaining healthy skin"