The phrase “beauty comes from the inside” not only sounds nice, but may actually hold true! We all want a healthy glow — after all, clear, healthy-looking skin is an outward signal of inner health.
You may have noticed that many skincare brands these days highlight the various nutrients and vitamins in their products, but there’s an even easier way to reap the skin-boosting benefits of many of these nutrients — your diet!
By nourishing your body with the right foods and supplements, you can achieve a healthy glow from the inside out. Research consistently shows the old saying “you are what you eat” certainly holds true. If you’re looking to help improve the health and appearance of your skin from the inside out, look no further than these nutrients.
There is some research to suggest that B complex vitamins can help improve skin health, including a 2018 study which found that vitamin B could help the body produce healthy new skin cells.
Vitamin B-3, also known as niacinamide, may help reduce the appearance of age spots, while folic acid can help improve signs of skin aging by increasing collagen fibre density within the skin. Vitamin B-5 has been shown to help those dealing with acne, as well as reduce skin inflammation.
Dietary sources of vitamin B include whole grains like rice and barley, eggs and dairy products, legumes, nuts and seeds, and dark leafy vegetables.
Antioxidants & Phytonutrients
Antioxidants and phytonutrients such as lycopene — found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables — not only help to protect skin from free radical damage, there is some evidence to suggest they protect against sunburn and UV damage.
Other botanical antioxidants such as resveratrol, curcumin, and green tea polyphenols have also been shown to reduce inflammation and improve the appearance of skin when used both topically and orally.
Dietary sources of antioxidants and phytonutrients include fruits and vegetables, which is why maintaining a varied, whole foods-based diet is key to overall health, including skin health.
Nurture by Metagenics Multivitamin contains a blend of highly concentrated full-spectrum phytonutrients — including 2 mg of lycopene, 3.3 mg of resveratrol, and 5.5 mg of green tea extract — enhanced with selective bioactive plant compounds, and 20+ essential vitamins and minerals for multidimensional health support.
Vitamin C can be used both topically and orally for skin benefits, most noticeably in stabilizing the collagen structure of your skin. Research has also found the supplementing with vitamin C could help reduce free radical damage caused by sun exposure.
Dietary sources of vitamin C include strawberries, blueberries, citrus fruits, kiwis, papaya, and sweet potatoes.
Nurture by Metagenics Vitamin C contains 500 mg of buffered vitamin C to help you up your antioxidant game. You can also find 40 mg of vitamin C to support your overall good health in Nurture by Metagenics Multi-Vitamin.
Vitamin E works with tandem vitamin C to help fight free radical damage to skin, and can be used orally or topically to help improve the appearance of skin. Vitamin E also helps to stabilize cell membranes, and prevents skin from drying out.
Dietary sources of vitamin E include vegetables, vegetable oils like wheat germ oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil and seeds, corn, soy, and some types of meat.
Nurture by Metagenics Multi-Vitamin contains 22 mg of vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) to help support your overall good health.
Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce the body’s production of inflammatory compounds, which are involved in the aging process. Adequate intake of these “good fats” helps in the appearance of healthier, younger-looking skin.
Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include cold water fish such as tuna and salmon, walnuts, flaxseed, and canola oil.
Nurture by Metagenics Fish Oil contains 1,250 mg fish oil per softgel, providing 430 mg of EPA and 290 mg of DHA to help support healthy development of the brain, eyes, and nerves.
The most plentiful protein in skin, collagen accounts for about 75-80% of your skin’s structure, which is why it’s so important in the appearance of healthy-looking skin. As we age, our body’s collagen levels decrease, which makes getting enough of this important nutrient essential for improving skin health.
Dietary sources of collagen include citrus fruits, eggs, chicken, fish, berries, garlic, and white tea. You can also find collagen in many topical skin care products, as well as stimulate it’s production through vari