Wax lyrical about the magic of oils (skin care oils?), well beauty comes from within. There is no better way of taking care of our skin than through what we eat. Here we list out some commonly found “food” for skin:
Collagen: Wondering why collagen is the best thing to feed our skin and body? These are why:
• It is ubiquitous, literally exist throughout body tissue
• It helps joints, bones, hair and nail health as well
• 80% of the collagen in our skin is of Type I collagen which supports skin strength
• Collagen production declines as early as 20 years of age (which the signs of ageing appears!!!)
• High sugar (hidden sugar) consumption, smoking, exposure to UV light will affect our body’s collagen production
There are at least 16 types of different collagen within the human body including the majority being type I, II and III. Marine fish collagen is the common source of type I collagen which is easier to absorb. Hydroxyproline in fish collagen is vital to stabilize the collagen chain with the help from Vitamin C. Thus, it is important to look out for Vitamin C in a collagen supplement. The role of Vitamin C as an antioxidant and aids in collagen synthesis make it impeccable for skin health.
Tomato has vast benefits on our skin as a good source of Vitamin A, C, E, K, folate and dietary fiber, tomato has vast benefits on our skin. Some of the flavonoid antioxidants in tomato, especially lycopene may protect our skin from free radicals’ damage. Lycopene is a fat-soluble nutrients that we can get the most out of it by adding heat and healthy fats in cooking. Its beauty benefits are gaining popularity with days including brightening our skin, protecting our skin from harsh UV rays and maintaining youthfulness of our skin.
This bright, yellow-orange spice is known for its healing properties. It is primarily because of the active component in it, curcumin which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These characteristics may retain the natural glow of our skin and aids in other skin-related conditions, apart from providing immune support and exhibit excellent antibacterial properties against various type of bacteria. Turmeric may also improves blood circulation, which in turn assist in pain management.
As a fat-soluble vitamin, Vitamin E is needed for general immune health. It also acts as an antioxidant which protects our body tissue from free radicals damage. It is often touted as a natural remedy to cope with oxidative stress. People on a very low-fat diet are also at risk of Vitamin E deficiency. Vitamin E benefits skin by strengthening the capillary walls and improving elasticity and moisture content in our skin and thus maintaining a youthful appearance. Taking Vitamin E with Vitamin C may protect the skin from UV radiation, besides assisting in skin healing.
Vitamin E is also important in protecting the red blood cells from lipid peroxidation and it helps the body to use Vitamin K. Hence, Vitamin E may help to widen our blood vessels and refrain blood from clotting inside. Vitamin E also has positive impact on cardiovascular health, especially the natural form (d-alpha Tocopherol). Vitamin E is especially critical at very young age but most parents often don’t worry their kids don’t get enough of Vitamin E. The best way to get Vitamin E is by eating a variety of food. It can be found in nuts, seeds, dark leafy greens and vegetable oils.
JR Life Sciences Youth Booster Skin Collagen contains the natural benefits of Marine Fish Collagen together with high antioxidant ingredients. This unique formulation may help boost up the skin’s antioxidant level and promote the maintenance of healthy skin complexion. Vitamin C present within may play an integral role in the formation of collagen which is important to maintain healthy skin integrity and appearance. On the other hand, JR Life Sciences Cold Pressed Natural Source Vitamin E400 is sourced from Vitamin E (d-alpha Tocopherol), which is twice as bioavailable as synthetic Vitamin E (dl-alpha Tocopherol). Vitamin E is essential to support healthy hair, skin and eyes. This fat-soluble Vitamin may help in cardiovascular health and circulation, apart from maintaining healthy lipid level and promote overall health.
Prepared by Nutritionist Jen, 5th May 2018