You have long heard about the creams and potions that can be applied to your skin in an effort to keep it firm and wrinkle free. Although these remedies are wonderful, you should never neglect what you “are” or “are not” putting into your body as well. Remember the age old saying of “what’s on the outside reflects what’s on the inside” and vice versa? Well that is not only true with spirituality. Think of it like this, the creams and potions you put on the outside are like your own little Battalion of “Marines”, otherwise known as your front line defense. The things you do on the inside are more like your “Secret Intelligence”, protecting your well-being before the war starts.
Taking a daily vitamin should not be considered “fluff” or “hype”. There is a good reason why your doctor may be recommending that daily vitamin. What some people may not realize is that a vitamin deficiency not only affects your health and the way you feel, but it also reflects in the way your skin, hair and nails look. In other words – the way your skin, nails and hair look are a dead giveaway to the condition of your health. Vitamins and Minerals are very important to your health and happiness. We do get vitamins from the food we eat but a lot of the nutritious value is lost during the cooking process. That is why it is recommended to eat your veggies raw. Snacking on raw carrots is great for the skin. It boasts beta-carotene, which plumps surface skin cells and helps keep them healthy.
Other Vitamins and Minerals that are great for the skin are:
Vitamin A – Not only does this vitamin aide with anti-aging, it also helps with other skin conditions such as acne, stretch marks and eczema.
Vitamin E – This vitamin is a great antioxidant to combat free radicals and it also helps regulate the vitamin A in the body. Vitamin E is great orally or topically. This wonder vitamin also helps with psoriasis, stretch marks, skin discoloration, loss of skin hydration and aides in the balancing of the skins natural oils.
Fish Oil Capsules (1,000 mg. daily) – This fatty acid destroys free radicals responsible for damaging skin cells.
Alpha Lipoic (300 mg) – This nutrient revs your body’s production of Antioxidants as well as protecting against radical damage and inflammations.
Vitamin C – This vitamin is vital for the connective tissues in the skin making it oh so important for anti-aging. Vitamin C is beneficial orally or topically.
These are just some of the recommendations that have been handed down by Doctors and Skin Care Specialist. In conclusion, it is also great to remember that drinking water is the single most essential thing you can do to protect your health and skin. It is recommended that you drink 8 glasses of water per day. This not only keeps the internal body hydrated but it also keeps the skin hydrated as well, which in turn wards off wrinkles. Water is great for all of your vital organs, however it is important to remember that the skin is your largest organ and the last organ to receive the benefits of what you ingest orally. That is why it is important to hydrate well. A well hydrated mind and body leads to a healthier and happier you.