How to Hydrate your Skin from Within

by Sam Malone

There are a lot of men and women all over the world who regard their skin woefully and wonder why they cannot have flawless skin as many of the people around them seem to. The answer is usually simple. This is because most of these people are not able to hydrate their skin well from within.

Just like any other part of the body, the skin also needs nutrition. The skin is the largest organ of the body and one which is constantly subjected to a hard physical environment. Caring for the skin, therefore, is not only important, but also a little difficult. However, notwithstanding the pollution and the many other oppressors of the skin, there are ways in which the skin can be taken care of so that it looks younger and more beautiful for a longer time.

Just as your diet is important for the well being of your entire body, the skin also craves the right kind of diet for itself. In order to have hydrated and beautiful skin, both the lipid and hydration levels of the body should be maintained. If the skin does not get the required nutrients, it begins to dry out. Here's what your skin needs the most:

  • Vitamin B: Though all vitamins are essential for the body, vitamin B is most essential for the skin. This is because vitamin B makes collagen and elastin which keep the skin supple. Cereals and whole grains are rich in vitamin B and therefore should be included in every meal.
  • Essential Fatty Acids: Both Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids help to retain moisture in the skin. Olives and olive oil, avocado and avocado oil, fish oils, and nuts are rich in these nutrients.
  • Water and other Fluids: Water is essential for maintaining hydration in the body and regulating temperature. Most of the biochemical reactions in the body also occur in the fluid base. Apart from that, water helps get rid of the toxins which can cause damage to the skin.
  • Vitamins: Vitamin A helps keep the skin radiant by protecting it from damage from ultra violet rays. Eggs, butter, and yellow fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin A. Vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen. The vitamin is also essential in repairing the damage caused to the skin. Parsley, citrus fruits, cabbage, and kiwi are rich in vitamin C. Vitamin E is an excellent antioxidant which protects skin from sun damage and also helps repair the tissues faster. Whole grains, fish oils, and nuts are rich in Vitamin E.

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