We spend a lot of time on our appearance, looking for the next quick fix to make us gorgeous.

But have you ever looked at someone, and instinctively been able to tell that their diet is completely out of whack.

Beauty really is an inside job. How often do you stop to consider that your outer layer is merely a reflection of your inner processes, Your skin is a dynamic organ completely reliant on the health of the 50 trillion cells you are made of, and the health of those cells is influenced by the food you eat and the nutrients present or missing from the blood, to the hormones and blood your body makes. We are just cellular energy and we need to feed and nourish the cells in our body, not only on our face.

Through my own personal journey with my skin conditions, I realised the profound effect the correct nutrition had on helping to heal my own skin concerns, I began to realise that when you’re healthy you’re skin repairs faster.

Through this new mini series I hope to encourage you to explore within and discover what your whether your body is encouraging you to eat or drink more of, many of the skincare appear in topical applications soit makes sense that we turn to these internally as well, supplying all your bodies cells with nutrients, so they can be distributed wheere they need to be, in order to bring your skin back to a healthy, youthful, glow.

NUTRITIONAL BEAUTY TEASERS

Vitamin A
This is a vital part of any healthy skin program.

Did you know that a build up of dry, rough skin on the body or on the soles of your feet can be a sign that you aren’t getting enough vitamin A? Or if your suffering from rough patches or tiny bumps on the back, upper arms, cheeks or thighs, chances are you have keratosis pilaris, a harmless skin condition that could be caused by a lack of Vitamin A.

Vitamin B12
This essential vitamin becomes increasingly poorly absorbed with age, it is vital for protecting your DNA, and as a result, helps to slow down skin ageing.

Vitamin C
A very important vitamin for the skin, it helps with the formation of collagen in the dermis; the dense network of collagen, elastin, nerves, muscles, water carriers and sweat glands found within your skin, essential because these skin structures are created when vitamin C converts the amino acid proline into hydroxyproline.  Simply put without vitamin C you’ll have no collagen.

One reason that our collagen and elastin fibres become less flexible and breakdown with age, is due to damage caused by free radicals, such as those generated by UV and pollution. This damage can be greatly reduced by antioxidants, especially vitamins A and C.

Vitamin D
A vital anti-ageing vitamin that most of us don’t get enough of. It is made by the action of sunlight on the skin and needs the cholesterol found there to do it. So unless your getting enough sun be sure to top up regularly.

Magnesium
This is referred to as the beauty mineral in China, it has over 300 different metabolic processes in the body; it balances electrolytes and is essential for hydration and beautiful skin.

I have had my own experience with a severe lack of magnesium in the body, which led to severe neurologica imbalances and poor skin, so this is one essential beauty nutrient i supplement with daily.

Zinc
Your skin is not going to look as good as it could without this all important mineral, that is required for the accurate production of new skin cells. Without it you may suffer from stretch marks and poor wound healing. as well as a wide variety of skin problems, ranging from eczema to acne.

Iron is essential for transporting oxygen to the skin cells.

Copper
This is also another essential part of collagen synthesis by building strong cross links in the collagen.

Vitamin E
This is one of the most important antioxidants, working to maintain the integrity of cell membranes.

THE NAKED TRUTH

Because of my love of nutrition and my own personal healing journey topically and through nutrition, I am really excited to share this information with you in this next series:

So together were going to decipher the correlation between nutrition and skin health like never before.

We are going to explore your inner world and the effect proper nutrition has on the way you look, feel and think. I’ll guide you on a journey, into the beauty nutrients to take, for beautiful skin, hair and nails.

Making it easy for you to make the right choices; whether that is through supplementation, a vitamin required to treat a skin condition, or what the cleanest plant protein is, to help you live a balanced life, So you can become the best version of yourself, both inside out.

So you can begin today and celebrate feeling great, taking the necessary steps to achieve natural beauty, and become the best versions of yourself both inside and out.

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