Beauty and nutrition

Vitamins and minerals play an important role in skin health. Consuming a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, protein and healthy fats is important to protect and nourish the skin.

Vitamins required by the skin are vitamins A, C, E and D. Vitamin C plays a role in the stability of the structure of collagen, it is a potent antioxidant.

Vitamin E is a free radical scavenger, an antioxidant that helps against collagen cross linking and lipid peroxidation, and prevents anti-aging.

Vitamin A, carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and papaya all contain vitamin A. Vitamin A and its derivatives, retinoids and carotenoids play an important role in the regulation of our skin cells.

Vitamin D is required for regulation of the immune system and inflammation, and is needed for wound healing.

Zinc may protect from photo damage (damage from the sun) and assist with tissue healing.

Fuelling your body with good quality nutrition is an investment in the longevity of your body, health, mind and skin.