Summer Nutrition and Supplement Tips for Healthy Skin

Summer Nutrition and Supplement Tips for Healthy Skin

June 01, 2022

Our skin, the largest organ of the body, has a huge physiological need for nourishment and protection. It is in a constant state of renewal and repair. In fact, skin cells turn over every 4-6 weeks. To maintain healthy skin, you need to protect it inside and out!

Wear Sunscreen

One of the most important things to practice for healthy skin is, wearing sunscreen. Sunscreen helps prevent UV damage and potentially the development of skin cancer. 90% of skin-related aging is a result of UV exposure. Never walk out the door without your sunscreen. 

Stay Hydrated

Staying well-hydrated is one of the best habits for your skin. This includes drinking plenty of fluids (regular water is best) and enjoying foods high in water content like watermelons, cucumbers, and tomatoes. 

Eat Your Greens

Consuming leafy greens regularly provides essential nutrients to support skin health. 

Manage Stress

Stress can cause imbalances in hormones which may contribute to blemishes and breakouts. Find ways to reduce and manage stress. 

Take Supplements 

A balanced diet high in nutrients is essential for healthy skin, but specific supplements may also be beneficial: 

  • Biotin supports fat metabolism, which is vital for healthy skin.
  • Collagen helps support skin health by improving elasticity, reducing age spots, decreasing stretch marks, and maintaining a youthful appearance. 
  • Vitamin C is required for collagen production and is vital for overall skin health. You can get vitamin C from foods - citrus, bell peppers, and strawberries - and supplements. You can also apply it topically.
  • Vitamin D helps rejuvenate and replenish the skin. 
  • Vitamin E protects against free radical damage.
  • Vitamin K helps skin repair. 
  • Zinc is a vital antioxidant that promotes wound healing.
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids support a healthy inflammatory response in the skin, hydration and a healthy skin barrier. 
  • Probiotics support a balanced microbiome and healthy gut, which are linked to healthy skin.

Contact FitLife for a personalized nutrition plan for better skin and overall health!

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