Micronutrients: Your Anti-Ageing Weapon

Micronutrients: Your Anti-Ageing Weapon

Nutrition plays an important role in the maintenance of healthy skin. Macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) work together to maintain the barrier function of the skin. Micronutrients also play an important role in keeping our skin healthy by preventing oxidative damage caused by free radicals.

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Two types of ageing

Skin ageing consists of two distinct processes; the first is intrinsic skin ageing – chronological (natural) ageing which affects skin in the same way that it affects all our internal organs.

The second is extrinsic skin ageing. This is the result of external and environmental factors such as sun and UV exposure, smoking, pollution, stress, sleep deprivation and poor nutrition. These harmful influences can lead to an excess of free radical production, oxidative stress, inflammation, and ultimately damage to our cells (and result in premature wrinkles, grey hair and even hair loss).

Anti-ageing with micronutrients

Prevention is the best and most effective way to work against extrinsic skin ageing effects. The best prevention strategy against the harmful effects of free radicals is a well-regulated lifestyle (e.g. physical exercise and sufficient sleep), low-stress conditions and a balanced nutritional diet, including antioxidant-rich food. Antioxidants, naturally occurring phytochemicals in foods such as fruits and vegetables, neutralise damaging free radicals and help prevent damage to cells.

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Antioxidants such as carotenoids and flavonoids and vitamins A, C and E, essential omega-3-fatty acids, some proteins and probiotics have all been shown to promote skin health and beauty (and of course - you’ll find all of these in Beauty Greens®).

In addition to the clinically proven beauty benefits offered by our protein-rich collagen peptides, Beauty Greens® is powered with a rainbow of nutrition! Loaded with 50 organic superfoods, each different coloured superfood carries its own set of unique health-promoting, disease-fighting phytochemicals.

50 organic superfoods, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants – these micronutrients are your best prevention strategy against the daily effects of living on your skin.