Minerals For Good Skin

Aug 05, 10 Minerals For Good Skin

minerals for good skin It seems that mothers are self-made beauty experts. They know every property every food item has, exactly what it’s good for and how much of it you should eat. My mami always tells me to eat avocados because they’re rich in vitamin E and great for the skin. She also encourages me to eat salmon (the omega-3s give hair shine) and carrots (tons of vitamin A – good for the eyes, she says). But it’s not all about the vitamins. Do you know which minerals you should be getting more of in order to maintain your Latina hotness intact?

  • Zinc, for starters. It helps regenerate skin cells thus promoting wound healing. It also has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent acne. Additionally, zinc is an active ingredient in many anti-dandruff shampoos and is a natural insect repellent and sunscreen. Those are plenty of good reasons to increase your zinc intake! Foods that contain this miraculous mineral include oysters, wheat germ, dark chocolate (yes!) and peanuts.
  • Copper is already recognized as crucial to skin care as it is an ingredient in many cosmetic products. It stimulates collagen production, increases elasticity, stimulates circulation, protects from free radicals, reduces fine lines and gives skin a healthy glow. Copper can be found in potatoes, beans, peas, nuts and grains.
  • The last mineral in your arsenal should be selenium. It helps prevent acne and delay premature aging. It is an excellent antioxidant that protects from free radicals and skin cancer. Selenium is great for fighting wrinkles and refreshing the appearance of your hair. Foods rich in selenium are Brazil nuts, shellfish and whole grains.

All these minerals are good for your health as well as your looks. Kill two birds with one stone and get fit and bella!

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