What can be done to keep your skin healthy, especially during the summer months?
We all know that during the summer months we should moisturise more, cover up in the heat of the day, and always wear a sun cream to protect our skin from burning and from harmful UV rays. But summer skincare doesn’t just lie in the products we put on our skin – with hydration and our diet also playing a major part in ascertaining just how healthy our skin is.
All year round, our skin presents a very clear window into our state of health. Dry skin indicates that we may be dehydrated, dark circles can imply we are lacking certain nutrients, and lacklustre skin can instantly tell us that we need more vitamins.
Here at Inspired Health, we are committed to making health and wellbeing as accessible and convenient as possible – with this blog post designed to highlight what might be missing from your diet and lifestyle, and how best to top up your vitamin and nutrient levels for all-round health and wellness.
The power of the omegas
The omegas are a group of the three essential fatty acids which are integral in presenting the best version of yourself to the outside world. More often than not, the word ‘fat’ is presented with negative connotations, however when it comes to beauty from the inside, essential fatty acids contribute to the structural integrity of your skin, hair and nails.
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Omegas for dry skin
Omegas 3, 6, and 9 all boast a range of properties which make them just as good for the brain and the joints as for your hair and skin. If you suffer from a skin conditions a change in diet and the integration of more fatty acids will often be recommended as an early intervention point – followed by or prescribed alongside rich moisturisers .
How to give your skin what it needs during the summer months
One of the easiest ways to top up your body and skin with what it needs all year round, but particularly during the summer, is with vitamins and supplements.
Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of fat the body cannot make on its own. They are an essential fat, which means they are needed to survive. This meeans you have to consume them through the foods you eat.A
A vitamin which is found in a number of everyday ingredients and foods including cheese, eggs, carrots, and sweet potato, Vitamin A is also known as retinol – which skincare lovers will know is great for maintaining youthful and healthy skin all year round. An antioxidant which protects the skin from the stress of oxidation - which is caused by the sun - this vitamin contributes to the protection of normal skin which looks and feels healthy.
Vitamin C boasts so many benefits that it’s one you should factor into your diet and lifestyle even without the need for great skin. Contributing to the development of collagen in the body, Vitamin C is all about giving skin that plump glow that we strive for in summer.
Biotin converts good into energy and supports the growth of healthy hair and skin – as well as supporting the brain and psychological function.
Last but not least, Vitamin E is an antioxidant which is often a key ingredient in skin creams and moisturisers. This is because as an emollient, it provides the skin with an intense nourishing layer which moisturises and reduces the appearance of fine lines – not to mention it reduces the appearance of ageing when used regularly and for extended periods of time.
All of these can be accessed individually, or you can seek a multivitamin to top up your diet and ensure you are getting the recommended daily amounts of these essential vitamins and minerals.
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