Your Skin Needs Extra Nutrients in the Summertime

There are a lot of methods available to protect and treat your skin from the outside environment, and this is considerably more important in the summertime when the sun is hot and your skin can get easily dehydrated. Nourishing your body from the inside can hugely improve the health of your skin, hair, and nails.

The following vitamins are important for keeping your skin, hair, and nails healthy all year long, but especially during the summer months.

  • A Vitamins– Vitamin A is indispensable for skin maintenance and repair. It can help reduce wrinkles and dryness and is provided in abundance in sweet potatoes, carrots, and dark leafy greens.
  • C– Vitamin C can improve hair growth and diameter, and also helps to improve collagen production in the skin, thus protecting it from sun damage. Bell peppers, cauliflower, dark leafy green veggies and citrus fruits are all rich in Vitamin C and should be consumed.
  • E– Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce skin damage from free radicals and to keep the skin smooth. Eating a variety of vitamin E-rich foods like avocados, nuts, olives and spinach will help your skin!
  • B– A type of vitamin B called biotin forms the basis of your skin, hair, and nail cells and helps support your metabolism, nerve condition, and nutrient absorption. You can introduce vitamin B into your diet with bananas, oatmeal, and eggs which can also prevent hair loss and skin conditions.

Many of your skin problems can be alleviated by incorporating these essential vitamins into your diet. As always, any painful or chronic conditions should be brought the attention of your skin care professional. Dr. Juan Vaillant of Old Bridge Dermatology has been treating patients for hair, skin, and nail problems for over 30 years, and has the extensive background needed to help address a variety of dermatological issues. Dr. Vaillant has successfully treated acne, eczema, dandruff, hair loss, psoriasis, and nail fungus. If you are looking for an amiable, highly skilled dermatologist, call our office in Old Bridge, NJ at (732) 679-0222 and make an appointment.