The importance of proper nutrition for skin rejuvenation

Perfect skin is smooth, without marks, spots, pimples or wrinkles, and it is firm and velvety to the touch. Perfect skin is a sign of youth and health. Women and many men are willing to spend hundreds and thousands of dollars annually to attain this dream.

Interestingly, almost everyone has this type of skin at birth (think of the pink, elastic and smooth cheeks of infants). Nature rewards us an optimal ratio of fibroblasts, collagen, elastin and other attributes of the connective tissue that are responsible for the health and beauty of our skin. But the trouble is that over time skin grows old…

What is aging skin?

There are many factors that accelerate the aging of skin: poor ecology, alcohol, caffeine, ultraviolet light, poor nutrition, a lack of vitamins and minerals, not getting enough sleep, heredity… Not everything can be controlled. But some things still depend on us!

What does our skin need?

Our skin requires constant care. Expensive creams, lotions, and masks to help keep skin healthy give it an attractive appearance. But these are not crucial in the fight for youthful skin. Recent research by specialist nutritionists argues persuasively that our skin is directly dependent on what we eat.

Every organ in our body, including skin, needs a balanced diet, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other micronutrients and nutrients. Everything your body needs, it gets from food and supplements, or produces it itself. And no cream can compensate for the deficiency of any component. Even if it’s a very expensive cream!

How to "feed" your skin?

Poor ecology, solar radiation, smoking — all these inevitably leads to the appearance of free radicals in the body. These have a negative effect on fibroblasts, collagen and elastin, causing skin aging, the appearance of spots, wrinkles, and a changing complexion. The harmful effects of the free radicals can be neutralized by a powerful antioxidant — vitamin C, which is deservedly called the "beauty vitamin"!

Make sure your diet contains foods rich in vitamin C. Broccoli, greens, tomatoes, strawberries, fruit — especially citrus fruits will help your skin look younger and more attractive. The recommended daily dose of vitamin C is from 70 to 150 mg.

Vitamin E is another antioxidant, an indispensable tool in combating the negative effects of sunlight. The "Youth Vitamin", as it is often called, vitamin E reduces the number of cells that cause cancer, slows the aging process, reduces wrinkles in the skin, making it smooth and elastic. By the way, vitamin E and vitamin C enhance the effects of each other. The recommended daily dose of vitamin E is 10 mg. Nuts, olives, liver, whole grains, vegetable oil are rich in it.

Vitamin A is an antioxidant, much needed by skin, nails and hair. It nourishes the skin, protects it, keeps it healthy and accelerates the healing process. Dry, peeling skin is a clear sign of a lack of vitamin A. Large amounts of vitamin A can be found in carrots, cabbage, broccoli, pumpkin, tomatoes, apricots, dates, cheese. The recommended daily dose of vitamin A (1 mg) is contained in 100–200 g of these products.

The B Group of vitamins contains a very important trace element for the skin — biotin. It forms the basis of nails, skin and hair. A lack of biotin can cause alopecia and certain skin diseases such as dermatitis. Our bodies can produce vitamin B complex, but not enough for our normal functioning. Vitamin B can be found in soybeans, peas, beans, cereals, millet, liver, bread, cheese, walnuts, hazelnuts and many others.

Scientists believe that selenium is a mineral that is able to fight skin cancer. It has long been known that the properties of selenium help neutralize the harmful effects of sunlight. Selenium can be found in marine fish, shellfish, eggs, chicken, red meat, garlic. The recommended daily dose of selenium is 0.04–0.07 mg.

Copper helps the skin to produce elastin, while zinc helps cleanse the skin and controls the allocation of fat. Copper is contained in walnuts, cashews, seafood. Zinc is in solid cheese, cereals and beans, bananas, oatmeal, buckwheat. The recommended daily dose of copper is from 1.5 to 3 mg, and the daily dose of zinc is 15 mg.

Essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega-6 normalize lipid levels and help the functioning of the skin to preserve its health. But here it is important to strike a balance between the two fatty acids. Omega-3 is in marine fish (sardines, tuna, mackerel, etc.) and in linseed oil, and Omega 6 is in vegetable oil, poultry and baked products.

A lack of protein can have a devastating effect on skin. Protein is the basic building material of our body, therefore, if you are deprived of protein you are more likely to undermine your health and your skin will lose its attractiveness.

How to "water" your skin?

Do not forget that our body needs plenty of water. With a lack of fluid, the skin loses elasticity and becomes thinner, dryer and aging. Dry skin is prone to early formation of wrinkles. Drink non-carbonated water and your skin (and your whole body) will "thank you"!

What is a correct diet?

The complete set of vitamins, minerals and nutrients essential for your body can be found in food with a total caloric content of about 6000 kcal per day. Few modern people can afford to eat so much. 2500–3000 kcal is sufficient for Healthy people with a physical lifestyle. What can we say about people leading a sedentary life! But some women seeking to lose weight are generally restricted to 1500 kcal. This represents a serious deficiency of vitamins and minerals, fats, proteins and carbohydrates. The result is that the body suffers, and the skin fades and deteriorates.

If you want to preserve your beauty and health for many years, Eat well!

It is easy to say but unfortunately, it is not so easy to do. The problem of proper nutrition can be addressed with high-quality ISIFFitness product line Feel Well Now which has a high protein content. ISIFFitness soups, smoothies and desserts have a great taste and are ready in seconds. But most importantly, they provide the ideal balance of protein, carbohydrate and fat and are full of vitamins and minerals and other micronutrients necessary for a healthy diet to maintain the tone of the whole body and control weight.

Do not let yourself age prematurely — eat well!