6 Skin-Nourishing Nutrients

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

It may come as no surprise that your skin, just like your body’s other organs, craves vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to support its health and well-being. But do you know the best nutrients to nourish your skin? Restore moisture? Diminish wrinkle appearance? Let’s take a quick look at 7 nutrients and what they can do for your skin.

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  1. Vitamin C: This popular vitamin is a major player in the production of collagen, the skin’s supportive protein. Increasing collagen synthesis through topical application of vitamin C can help smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, giving skin a younger appearance. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant, and may help protect the skin from free radical damage.*
  2. Vitamin K: Although it is found in foods such as soybeans and leafy green veggies, this vitamin may do its best work for your skin when applied topically. Many under-eye creams and gels contain vitamin K because of its potential ability to diminish the appearance of dark circles, discolorations and wrinkles.*
  3. B vitamins: If you haven’t heard of biotin, it’s an important B vitamin that plays a major role in the growth and health of skin, nail and hair. Another B vitamin, niacin, can help skin retain moisture.*
  4. Zinc: As an antioxidant, zinc may play a role in protecting skin from UV radiation and other free radicals.*
  5. Hyaluronic acid: This substance occurs naturally in the body and is probably most well known for helping to support healthy joint function. But it can also contribute to healthy, younger looking skin by retaining moisture and binding skin cells closely together. Hyaluronic acid is found in creams and supplements.*
  6. DMAE: There’s a good reason this nutrient is commonly found in topical skin creams. DMAE, also known as dimethylethanolamine, is a powerful antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals, curbing potential damage to healthy skin cells and protecting them from future attacks. DMAE may also help reduce the appearance of age spots.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.