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Diet during autumn for healthy skin

Temperature decreases slightly and reminds us that are coming colder days. In the summer we should protect our skin from harmful UV radiation, because the index is high, and in autumn we must protect it from drying out.

healthy skin with mandarin

Nutrition is the most important factor in proper protection from drying out. We should not underestimate the cosmetic products, but vitamins and minerals are primarily responsible for the health of the skin. The skin can not “defend” if there is not enough important nutrients.

Food – skin and autumn

Food in autumn for a healthy skin, you need to be rich:

  • vitamin A
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin E

Vitamin A prevents skin dryness and wrinkles during the cold days. Otherwise, dry skin is the first symptom of the lack of this vitamin, regardless of the season. Therefore, keep your diet in autumn seasonal vegetables contain:

  • pumpkin
  • sweet potato
  • carrots
  • spinach

Vitamin C maintains the elasticity of the skin, which largely means for your skin because the skin’s elasticity is higher, the lower the possibility of cracking and bleeding during colder days. Also, this vitamin will help in dealing with the consequences of harmful UV radiation produced during the summer, such as spots, sagging skin. Your diet shall contain:

  • chestnut
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • cauliflower
  • Brussels sprouts
  • beetroot
  • tangerine

Vitamin E will help prevent the development of free radicals which are responsible for the appearance of tumor cells and will help maintain the natural protective lipid layer. Violation of the equilibrium state of this layer leads to the formation of dry and thickened skin because it is their role to prevent the departure of the moisture from the skin. Your diet shall contain:

  • nuts
  • hazelnuts
  • olives
  • cereals


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