Is Your Bad Diet Harming Your Skin?

Doctors and nutritionists agree that diet plays a critical role in skin health, and new research is continually supporting that conclusion. Every time you look in the mirror, you might see the effects of diet on your skin, the body’s most visible organ.

Oxygen in our environment combines with other processes in our skin at the cellular level to produce free radicals, which become the enemy of our skin tissue. This natural process is just like the effects of oxygen on metal, which causes oxidation and eventually rust. Except in your body, this process causes inflammation, enlarging your pores and making your skin look dull, discolored, or aged.

To minimize these effects, you have to fight free radicals with antioxidants and other nutrients. Consider this…

  • Vitamins A, C, and E are antioxidant rich adversaries of the free radicals that hide in our cells and attack our skin.
  • Selenium is a mineral is critical to the production of glutathione, another enemy of free radicals.
  • Thiamine is a B vitamin that helps skin cells function normally.
  • Zinc assists epidermal cell growth,
  • Protein is essential for skin repair
  • Vitamin C helps the body naturally manufacture collagen, a protein that keeps the skin supple and tight.

Your diet is in your control, and the more you know about nutrition, the more you can influence the natural processes that have the potential to cause premature aging.

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