Natural beauty comes from within. If you wish to have beautiful and well cared-for skin, you should best be mindful of your diet. Who did not have to live through undesired pimples appearing during puberty after eating excessive amounts of chocolate, crisps and so on? If you wish to perform skin care from within, you should enjoy a lot of fruits and vegetables instead of sweets and fast food. They provide moisture and give our skin essential vitamins, trace elements and minerals. A healthy diet ensures that our skin feels beautiful all over.
A particularly important role in skin care from within is played by antioxidants, which can be found primarily in fruits and vegetables. Carrots provide beta-carotene, a preliminary stage of vitamin A. Vitamin A acts as an antioxidant just like vitamin C and protects our skin from free radicals that enable our skin to age more rapid. Essential providers of vitamin C are citrus fruits, berries, sea buckthorn, paprika, cabbage and acerola cherries. Tomatoes are twice as active in caring for skin – they contain not only vitamin C, but also lycopene in their red colour, which is more of an effective antioxidant than beta-carotene. Lycopene and beta-carotene from tomatoes and carrots are yellow and reddish pigments that not only protect against radicals when consumed abundantly, but also give the skin a respective colour tone. A particularity among skin-protecting vitamins acting as antioxidants is vitamin E, which is found in certain vegetable oil in larger quantities – as a fat-soluble vitamin, it can be incorporated into cell membranes and protect them directly from free radicals. If you desire to "care for your skin from within" beyond a diet rich in vitamins, you can use dietary supplements. Such dietary supplements should contain as few contaminating additives as possible and coordinated to the needs of your skin.
Dry skin requires a lot of skin care. Droopy, chapped or even flaky: dry skin can truly rob you of beauty. With increasing age, the natural regulation of skin moisture and the fat content subsides. Accordingly, dry skin frequently appears particularly in older people. Unfortunately, dry skin also promotes the formation of wrinkles typical with age. Reason enough to be mindful of appropriate skin care for those over 40 years of age.
The long and the short of caring for dry skin is caring for your skin with moisture. First, this means to drink sufficiently. Adults should drink at least 1.5 to 2 litres per day. Athletes must be drink more. Most suitable is non-carbonated water or herbal tea. You will give your skin not only moisture, but you will also flush harmful substances from your body. This is also beneficial to our skin.
To ensure that the skin can properly absorb the water, you need various vitamins, such as vitamin B5, trace elements, minerals and unsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids, as they are found in abundance in cold-water fish. If you do not prefer fish, you can also use fish oil capsules, such as hypo-A salmon oil capsules for dietary supplementation.
From a naturopathic perspective, the intestine can be regarded as an invagination of the skin. We continually observe how intestinal disorders are reflected in the skin. For example, along with foot fungus and vaginal fungi, we regularly find the occurrence of intestinal fungi. Another example is skin rashes that are based on a food intolerance or allergy. Many neurodermatitis patients are all too aware of this. All of this demonstrates how closely the skin and intestine are connected. Thus, intestinal care is part of thorough skin care from within. In this regard, in addition to a healthy diet and dietary supplements with vitamins, trace elements and minerals, this also includes viable bacteria of the intestine. Such viable germs are natural intestinal bacteria, particularly lactic acid bacteria, which is supposed to support the physiological intestinal flora. The products "3 symbiosis" and "3 symbiosis plus" available at hypo-A are central elements of hypo-A ODS 1A and ODS 2, in which ODS respectively signifies "orthomolecular intestinal care".