How to take care of your skin so that it is beautiful and healthy

“Tell me, please, how to choose a diet for beautiful skin and if there are beauty vitamins.”

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Vika R., Oshmyany

The skin is a beautiful, large and very important organ. Women often try to find this very magical process or injection that could rejuvenate them for a dozen years, and the beauty begins with the overall health of the whole body. In addition, globally, when people evaluate us, the first thing they see is our skin and, based on its condition, they draw a conclusion about attractiveness and age.

How to start working for beautiful and healthy skin? Maybe in the first place it will not be a difficult vitamin or complex, but a protein. It is the protein that is the building material for the skin itself, a carrier of vitamins and micronutrients and a catalyst for processes. All signal molecules for skin immunity are created from it. And, of course, do not forget that hair and nails are also made of protein. Therefore, with a lack of protein, the first thing we do is to worsen the condition of our hair and skin, because the body has to store them for internal organs. By the way, this is why it is so important to properly calculate protein when you lose weight. Do not forget about food, both animal (meat, poultry, fish, seafood) and vegetable (legumes, cereals and nuts).

And now let’s move on to the most important vitamins for the skin, the so-called female program for maintaining beauty, maintaining tone and harmony. Men also need to maintain a balanced diet and vitamins to maintain strength and youth. Let’s start with vitamin D, which is synthesized in the skin itself and is essential, as it is responsible for its protection and immunity. Sunlight is very important for this vitamin, so in the spring its production is enhanced.

Vitamin E is often called the vitamin of youth: a sufficient amount in the body can resist aging and prevent the premature formation of wrinkles.

Vitamin A – the most important for skin renewal and cell division, affects the proper regulation of the secretion of sebaceous and sweat glands. Vitamin C is essential for the elasticity of the skin, as it is involved in the synthesis of collagen. B vitamins are also extremely useful, each in its own way. For example, with vitamin B2 deficiency, the skin suffers so much that seizures occur. If there is not enough vitamin B5 (panthenol), then we see inflammation and dryness in the skin, hair does not grow badly and is also useful for acne (acne on the face). Vitamin B7 (biotin) has been found by many in hair growth complexes and is also very important for skin elasticity. Vitamin B9 (folic acid) is found in large quantities in green vegetation, it is essential for the normal condition of the skin, hair and nails. Therefore, do not forget about the daily use of grass.

Vitamin B12 and trace element iron are essential for hematopoietic function. They provide the skin with oxygen, which gives energy to the cells. Vitamin complexes for women, sold in pharmacies, contain all the vitamins and minerals in sufficient quantities. Above all, however, a healthy diet helps to saturate the body with the necessary substances, including those for our skin.

In addition to vitamins, micronutrients also affect the condition of the skin. For example, zinc is important worldwide for all parts of the skin. Especially its disadvantage should be paid attention to people with acne and rosacea (red spots) on the face. Unfortunately, sources of zinc are rarely found in large quantities in the daily diet. Selenium is also often deficient in our diet. But selenium is the basis of skin health, it is essential for the function of many enzymes and antioxidant protection. The good elasticity of the skin tissue is associated with copper. It is difficult to name a vitamin or micronutrient that would not be involved in the life of the skin. It is part of the body, so it is important that all vitamins and minerals enter the skin cells in sufficient quantities. The determinants of skin condition are seafood, berries, herbs and nuts.

Olga PERESADA, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic of BelMAPO, Doctor of Medical Sciences.

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