The most beautiful dress is your skin. Protect it with tips from JMF

10/22/2020

The skin is an organ that performs numerous functions, for example it protects us from infections, ultraviolet rays and external agents. That is precisely why it is essential that the skin is as healthy, flexible, hydrated and nourished as possible.

Protect skin health

To protect the health of the skin, nutrients are very important. Nutrients are essential substances for the body and are divided into macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat and protein) and micronutrients. Micronutrients are essential for many vital processes; they are introduced through food (or alternatively through correct integration) because our body is unable to synthesize them.

Micronutrients

Micronutrients are vitamins and trace elements (including mineral salts). Vitamins that are essential for life and their deficiency causes significant ailments up to major pathologies. To keep skin young, healthy and flexible, hydrated and nourished, it is essential to introduce some vitamins daily.

Vitamins B, C and E

Vitamins B, C and E are powerful antioxidants, protective and anti-aging. Vitamin A is essential for cell regeneration processes. Vitamin D contributes to keep skin components healthy. Vegetables are foods higher in vitamins, although eggs, dairy products, meat and fish also contain a good amount. Alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, glutathione, polyphenols and resveratrol are other micronutrients that collaborate with vitamin C and E in reducing skin oxidation and, therefore, slowing down aging.

Omega 3, 6 and 9

The well-known Omega 3, 6 and 9 are essential to maintain the structure of the skin; they are often associated with other micronutrients such as zinc, selenium, and manganese. It is good to remember that a healthy and balanced gut is one of the secrets for a radiant and youthful skin: prebiotics and probiotics, glutamine, quercetin and zinc are the necessary supplement for this purpose.

A balanced diet

All foods contain different micronutrients for quality and quantity depending on the food, but no food contains all micronutrients together. The color of a food (especially fruit and vegetables) indicates a different content of micronutrients and antioxidants (polyphenols, flavonoids, lycopene, resveratrol, anthocyanins). That is precisely why it is important to have as varied a diet as possible.