One of the top skin nutrients to make sure you are consuming in abundance is Vitamin C. It is important to be eating some at every meal because Vitamin C is water-soluble and our body has a hard time storing it. The recommended daily intake is 90 mg for men, and 75 mg for women. If you start your day with a glass of lemon water, you are already on the right track!
Here are some reasons to increase our Vitamin C intake:
- Acne - Vitamin C reduces the inflammation and helps clear up the redness in your skin caused by acne. Another benefit for acne with Vitamin C is it helps strengthen the lining of capillaries which bring nutrients and oxygen to the layer of skin where new cells are formed.
- Anti-aging - Vitamin C is an essential component for the production of collagen and elastin in your skin, which keeps it firm and toned. Higher vitamin c intake may lower the likelihood of a wrinkled appearance and dry skin.
- Antioxidant Power - Vitamin C is considered an antioxidant due to the ability to fight off free radicals which can damage the skin. It also plays a role in the body’s immune system by stimulating white blood cell activity.
- Vitamin E Regeneration - Vitamin C helps regenerate Vitamin E in the body, and vitamin E is good for neutralizing free radicals along with keeping skin hydrated and protecting against UVB light.
Some of the top foods containing Vitamin C to consider adding to your diet are: bell peppers (red, orange, yellow), brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale, kiwi, papaya, strawberries, pineapple, lemon, lime, oranges, broccoli, cherries, thyme, parsley, cantaloupe, potatoes and papayas. Try incorporating one of two of those foods daily for maximum skin benefit. While we are taking good care of our skin from the inside out, don’t forget to protect it on the outside too with Dormer211 products!