The vitamins that will make women look even more beautiful

October 1, 2012

Vitamins in your diet supplement and reinforce the properties provided by the various beauty creams and make your skin shine. Women all over the world use various beauty creams to protect their skin and face and at the same time look fresher, younger, beautiful and attractive.

Vitamins: Necessary in any form

Your skin is continually exposed to chemicals and other environmental factors which affect its healthy condition and appearance. These factors include smoking, excessive temperatures and ultraviolet solar radiation. Apart from external factors, there are various processes carried out within our body causing signs of aging. The main cause is the oxidation caused by free radicals. They are present in polluted environments, tobacco smoke, and burned fried foods, refined cooking oils, solar radiation and in the gases from the combustion of oxygen. Just as the oxygen makes the iron rust, in the same way oxidation can cause the damage of our body cells.

Cosmetology can do wonders in preserving our youth. However, the foods we eat play a crucial role not only in our health but also in our beauty. Do not wonder, therefore, if you owe your shinny face to the consumption of oranges and spinach. Strengthen your beauty from the inside and enrich your diet with the most important vitamins that will enable you to preserve the youthfulness of your skin.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A in our body protects us from the ultraviolet radiation. It also helps in the renewal of the cells and contributes to the production of collagen which aids in the growth and preservation of healthy skin and hair.

Sources of Vitamin A: Liver, carrots, eggs, spinach and sweet potatoes.

Vitamin C

A good number of researches have proven that the antioxidant vitamins protect our body against oxidation. They also contribute to the firmness of the skin, the composition of collagen (the most important structural protein of the skin), and they slowdown aging. Vitamin C is one those antioxidant vitamins.

Sources of Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, kiwi, tomatoes, strawberries and peppers

Vitamin B5

You have certainly come across it in many cosmetics under the name panthenol. Vitamin B5 has mild emollient properties and helps cell renewal, helping to maintain the firmness of the skin.

Sources of Vitamin B5: Liver, Legumes, sunflower seeds and peanuts.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E has strong antioxidant properties, slows the aging of skin, combats dryness or irritation of the skin, helps to maintain healthy skin tissue and enables the skin to have a uniform and vigorous appearance.

Sources of Vitamin E: Olive oil, sunflower seeds, coconut, hazelnut, peanuts and cereal.

Coenzyme Q10 or Ubiquinone.

CoQ10 is not classified as a vitamin because it is produced by our body. However, it is a potent antioxidant since it protects cells from oxidation and contributes to the recycling of vitamin E. This enzyme controls the circulation of oxygen during the generation of the cells, making this process more efficient.

Sources of CoQ10: The external sources of CoQ10 are meat, fish and especially sardine, eggs, spinach, broccoli, potatoes, rice, legumes and wheat.

Zinc and Selenium

These two minerals are essential for the activation of the main antioxidant enzymes in the body. A French study has shown that both Zinc and selenium protect the DNA from oxidation. Zinc maintains the collagen quantities in the body and preserves elasticity of the skin while the selenium works in synergy with vitamin E and has a strong antioxidant activity.

Sources of Zinc and selenium: seeds, seafood

So if you want to prevent the aging of your skin do not just use those beauty creams. Live a healthy life and consume the right food which contains those vitamins necessary to keep you young and beautiful.

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