In the modern days, we tend to forget how important it is to maintain your body and skin, while juggling full-time work and also taking care of your children, in case you have them. Besides a skincare routine, you also need vitamins for your body and skin, often these vitamins are found in your food and also your supplements. But do not worry, here we have listed several important vitamins to maintain your beautiful skin, make sure that you read this article to find out more.
Vitamin c is the most famous vitamin to maintain your skin, it is found in foods such as oranges, kales, broccoli, and papaya. Besides using a serum for your face, you can also add up your vitamin c intake by taking the foods we mentioned before. Vitamin c will help with brightening your skin, fighting off acne, and provides you with sun defense.
Tip: in case you don’t have any time to prepare food that contains vitamin c, consider getting a vitamin c supplement that you can take every day. 500 mg is a safe dosage to take for your body and skin.
Mushrooms, spinach, chicken, cashews and cocoa powder are a good source of Zinc. The vitamin itself can help to fight off acne, boosting your eye health and also promoting heart health. The lack of Zinc is called zinc deficiency, which can affect more than just your skin and body, symptoms of zinc deficiency are weak immunity, diarrhea, digestive problems, skin rashes, acne, and many more.
Tip: although we mentioned that cocoa powder is an excellent source of zinc, make sure that you get the pure cocoa powder as processed cocoa powder might be a poor choice for your body.
We’ve talked about how vitamin c and zinc can help with acne, and perhaps acne is not your problem, and maybe it’s dry skin. Vitamin d can help with your dry skin while also helping you to fight certain diseases such as flu and heart disease. Food sources of vitamin d can include salmon, sardines, shrimps, egg yolks and milk. The safe IU (international unit) of vitamin D to take are 600 IU for children, teens, and adults, While seniors need around 800 IU for them to take.
Tip: in case you need vitamin D, and you do not have any foods or supplement for your intake, you can opt for a sunbath in the morning, not more than twenty minutes though.