The main function of the skin is to protect us against toxins from the environment. It’s made up of two layers: the outer layer (epidermis), which provides the barrier function, and the inner layer (dermis), which ensures strength, elasticity and provides nutritional support to the outer layer.
The skin is also the largest organ in the body and its outward appearance is generally a reflection into what is going on inside. This is why, in order to achieve healthy, glowing skin, it’s important to feed it all the amazing nutrients from the inside! Here are 4 of our favourite ingredients when it comes to achieving clear, radiant skin from the inside out!
Did you know that your skin is the third most Zinc-rich tissue in your body? Zinc can help to relieve acne, pimples and other minor skin eruptions. Zinc deficiency has been reported in some inflammatory skin disorders like dermatitis. As Zinc is deeply involved in regulating the immune system, a deficiency may lead to the development of inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.
The active ingredients in Burdock root have been found to promote blood circulation to the skin’s surface, helping to improve the quality and texture of the skin and relieve skin conditions like eczema. The root and the seeds of Burdock have also been found to contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
The skin contains high levels of Vitamin C, which supports important functions, such as stimulating the production of collagen and antioxidant protection against sun damage.
Vitamin C has also been shown to be lower in those with skin inflammation. Skin inflammation can indicate a number of conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis and acne, with symptoms that include pain, dryness and itching.
This beautiful antioxidant also supports connective tissue health and helps with wound healing.
Turmeric has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Evidence shows that the active component of turmeric, called curcumin, may be used to treat and manage a variety of dermatologic issues involved in inflammatory and infectious conditions of the skin.
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