Date: Dec 2017
Feeding Your Skin
Which Nutrients Does Your Skin Need?
- Vitamin C is particularly important for healthy skin and healing. It is found at high levels in oranges, blueberries, blackcurrants and broccoli.
- Vitamin E is another important nutrient for skin growth and repair. Eating avocado, almonds, pine nuts and sunflower oil can all help you to get enough of this vitamin as well as the healthy fats that can keep your skin supple and hydrated.
- Selenium is an antioxidant that is important for your immune system and is believed to help protect your skin against sun damage. Brazil nuts are a particularly good source of selenium, but it is also found in eggs, tomatoes, broccoli, seeds and other kinds of nuts.
- Zinc is essential for the sebaceous glands that produce oil in your skin. Good sources of zinc include wholegrains, nuts and seeds.
Did you know?
Most moles are not a cause for concern and present a purely cosmetic problem. However, moles can occasionally undergo changes that lead to them becoming cancerous.
Acne is a common condition characterised by blackheads, whiteheads and cysts. It affects the greasy and hair-bearing areas such as the face, chest and back.