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Skin Care Secrets that Can Rejuvenate and Revitalize Your Skin

WATER – THE MOST IMPORTANT SKIN NUTRIENT Water is a very low-cost way to improve your skin quality, and the effect is fast. Just one week after increasing your water intake you can see fewer wrinkles and minor blemishes. Water has two functions that lead to better looking skin. First, it helps flush toxins out of your body which can show up as blemishes on the skin. Second, it plumps up the skin so wrinkles don’t form or are less noticeable. Drink plenty of water.

VITAMIN C – THE SUPERSKIN VITAMIN. Vitamin C rich foods such as citrus fruits (oranges), strawberries, tomatoes and cabbage, and this vitamin is critical to the formation of collagen – a key element of the connective tissue that keeps skin firm and prevents it from breaking. This leads to more resilient skin. This is something simple you can try at home – toss in a few sliced pieces of oranges, pears or strawberries in a little lemon juice and sweetener for a refreshing slush. Combine with some yoghurt in a blender and you get the world’s best smoothie!

VITAMIN B3 – NIACIN.- THE SKIN REJUVENATOR Meat, fish, poultry, legumes and grains are rich in Niacin, an essential nutrient for skin. Chicken in particular, provides a complete array of amino acids to fuel the growth of fresh new skin cells.

VITAMIN A FOR A+ SKIN TEXTURE

Papaya’s and yellow-dark green vegetables such as carrots provide a nice beauty boost because vitamin A is one of the vitamins that most directly contribute to keeping skin’s texture youthful. You could say that a carrot a day – loaded with fiber and beta carotene (precursor to vitamin A), plays an important role in maintaining smooth, healthy skin and keeps blemishes away! Try carrot juice, instead of orange, at breakfast once in a while.

FIBER – SUPER SKIN IS ALWAYS STRESS FREE. Studies suggest that oats and some cereals include fiber help to balance blood sugar level and even control stress levels. And any stressors can precipitate skin eruptions. Less stress helps in improving skin tone. Choose oatmeal or oat-based cold cereals for breakfast a few times a week, and wheat / oat enriched breads and muffins. Here is a great tip – Tomatoes are year round skin helpers, because they provide all of the above mentioned nutrients in one easily available source.

MORE FOODS FOR SUPER SKIN.

One cup of low-fat yogurt is enriched with an ample amount of protein, zinc, folacin, B12 (important for healthy blood and skin tone) and riboflavin, important for providing energy to skin cells. A single serving of potatoes (6-8 oz) provides an ample amount of vitamin C, B vitamins, especially folic acid, iron, copper, niacin, and fiber. Whole-grain breads, available at health food shops are rich in fiber, zinc and B vitamins.