How do you eat your way to good skin? It’s well known that beautiful skin comes from within, with a bit of help from our environment and the food we place in our bodies.
Aside from wearing sunscreen daily and taking make-up off before bed, it’s important to know which foods provide the balanced diet and nutrients that our skin craves.
A healthy balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients is imperative to help our bodies function normally. When we take in goodness on the inside, it shows on the outside.
Here are some of our top tips:
Ensure You Eat Enough Vitamin C
Vitamin C contributes to the normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin, helping us remain strong and healthy. Sometimes known as L-ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is water soluble, so it cannot be stored in the body and therefore needs replacing daily.
Fear not, though. Vitamin C is found in a myriad of food products, including all the B’s: bell peppers, broccoli and brussels sprouts. You can also find Vitamin C in kiwi fruit and kale, making it a perfect reminder of summer as you prepare your salads for lunch.
As an Australian business, we’re always willing to promote locally grown produce, so look out for the Kakadu plum in your local health food store – a native Australian fruit packed with Vitamin C!
Eat More Vitamin E
The NHS suggest “Vitamin E helps [to] maintain healthy skin and eyes, and [works to] strengthen the body's natural defence against illness and infection”.1
As Vitamin E is stored in your body rather than being water soluble, you do not need to consume Vitamin E products daily, unlike Vitamin C.
Due to the abundance of food items featuring Vitamin E, you should be able to get your daily intake through your normal routine when practicing a healthy and balanced diet.
Vitamin E is most often included in plant oils, nuts and seeds and wheatgerm, which is commonly found in breakfast cereals.
Other food sources include peanuts; peanut butter; sunflower seeds; mango; avocado and spinach, which can all be easily found in your local supermarket.
It’s always a good idea to ensure you live a healthy lifestyle, making changes accordingly in your life will ensure you receive the recommended daily amount of Vitamin E.
Shout Out to Selenium
You may not have heard of selenium before, but it’s a key component of our new VÖOST Collagen Effervescent.
Selenium contributes to the normal function of the immune system, while contributing to the protection of our cells from oxidative stress, keeping us healthy.
If you’re looking for sources of selenium, you’re in luck! Selenium can be found in seafood such as shrimp, crab and salmon, alongside beef and eggs.
For vegetarians and vegans, brazil nuts provide a source of selenium, with a single nut providing almost double the daily minimum allowance.
Our VÖOST Collagen Effervescent contains 500mg of hydrolysed marine collagen; 100mg of vitamin C, Biotin and Selenium. Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and skin, while Selenium helps contribute to the maintenance of normal hair and nails – a perfect mix.
Unfortunately, VÖOST Collagen Effervescent is not suitable for vegetarians due to the inclusion of fish products.
If you want to get your hands on our new VÖOST Collagen Effervescent, it’s available in store and online at Superdrug.
The VÖOST range of effervescent vitamin and minerals can provide support if you struggle to achieve your daily recommended intake. Supplements should not replace a balanced diet and active lifestyle.