Vitamins For A Lovely Face
Does your skin feel dry, excessively oily or lifeless and less than perfect ? The reason for that may not necessarily be aging ... it might just be a lack of the right vitamins in the amounts your skin needs. Vitamins may be essential to great looking skin and lack of vitamins can make the skin look less than perfect. Here is a list of vitamins that may be essential for beautiful and lovely skin.
Vitamin A and beta carotene : Important for adequate growth vision and young cell tissues, this also essential for healthy skin. Too much or too little vitamin A may lead to rough and dry skin.
Natural sources of Vitamin A : Some people opine that vitamin A has no plant sources and carrots and other vegetables contain only beta carotene which the body has to convert to vitamin A. But since the body can convert beta carotene into vitamin A, you may still want to eat carrots and dark green vegetables. Vitamin A is also present in whole milk and butter.
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid : This vitamin plays a great role in healing skin wounds and also helps prevent scurvy. Some people believe vitamin C may actually slow down aging.
Natural sources of vitamin C : Citrus fruits, strawberries, brussel sprouts, melons, cranberry juice and red peppers.
Vitamin D : Considered an antioxidant and an anticarcinogen, vitamin D is produced when the skin is exposed to sun light. Vitamin D is also believed to regulate the growth of skin cells.
Natural sources of vitamin D : The best known source of vitamin D is sun light. 5 to 10 minutes of sun should enable the production of sufficient amounts of vitamin D. However, people with darker skin may require more sunlight. Also, sunscreens may block the skin's ability to produce vitamin D by 95%.
Vitamin E : Since vitamin E is an antioxidant, it prevents damage to the skin caused by free radicals. But that's not all it does - it also helps the bones, muscles, teeth and pancreas retain calcium. It may also help keep the immune system healthy.
Natural sources of vitamin E : Vegetable oil, peanuts, mayonnaise, wheat gram, whole grains, sweet potatoes and sunflower seeds.
The role of vitamins in skin care is possibly underestimated by most people. Vitamins may be essential not just for a healthy body but for maintaining a beautiful complexion as well. And all you may need to do is eat a variety of raw vegetables and fresh fruits everyday ... and get a little sun every now and then :-)
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