It's easy to take our skin for granted. Famously the largest organ in the body, our skin protects us from many factors in the outside world. It retains moisture, regulates body temperature, and keeps us looking and feeling good. While many of us focus on what supplements to take and food to eat to keep our insides healthy, we can't forget to keep our outsides healthy too!†
Skincare for men is becoming more popular and accessible. With specialty products and services aimed at men's skin and hair, it's easier than ever to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy.
Skin appearance is linked to overall health and well-being. Our daily food choices (like choosing fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants), lifestyle habits (limiting smoking and alcohol), how we manage our stress, and getting enough sleep can all contribute to skin health and appearance. It's so important to incorporate skin-healthy food choices high in antioxidants and to supplement when our diets are lacking these nutrients.†
Skin-Healthy Foods: You Are What You Eat!
A diet rich in certain foods can positively impact your skin and hair appearance! Antioxidants are the skin's best defense against free radicals (byproducts of environmental factors). Also look for Beta-Carotene and Vitamin A. Beta-Carotene is a precursor to Vitamin A, which is a skin health nutrient essential for healthy skin.†
What are free radicals? Free radicals are unstable molecules that are linked to cellular aging and changes with your skin. Free radicals can build up in cells and negatively impact other molecules, such as DNA, lipids, and proteins.
Antioxidant-rich foods can help neutralize free radicals in the body and protect from oxidative stress. Good choices include vibrant-colored fresh fruits and vegetables such as berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries), dark green vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli), and bright yellow, red, and orange fruits and vegetables such as carrots, cantaloupe, oranges, red peppers, and winter squash. Strive for at least 5-9 servings of these antioxidant powerhouses daily.
Incorporating all of these foods into your daily diet can be challenging. Nutritional supplements can help provide these vital nutrients to promote skin health. Nature Made® Men's Multivitamin Tablets are an excellent foundation for a daily vitamin regimen for healthy skin, including your daily recommended value of antioxidants Vitamin C and E. Another option to consider is Nature Made® Hair-Skin-Nails‡ Gummies, which provide 2500 mcg of Biotin per 2 gummies, a vitamin that helps support healthy hair, skin and nails.†
Another effective way to protect your skin is to use a daily sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply 20 minutes before going outdoors to ensure the best protection. Remember to drink water! Staying hydrated is essential for providing moisture to the skin.
Follow these tips to help keep your skin looking and feeling healthy! Men's skin health is more accessible than ever, so be sure to treat yourself to the care you deserve.
‡Supports healthy hair, skin & nails.†
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Graham has a degree in film with a focus on screenwriting from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He enjoys learning new things and finding the best, most engaging way to communicate them to a wide audience. Graham appreciates simplicity in life and nutrition, and wants to find the easiest, no-stress ways to stay healthy.
As a member of the Medical and Scientific Communications team, Sandra educates healthcare professionals and consumers on nutrition, supplements, and related health concerns. Prior to joining Pharmavite, Sandra worked as a clinical dietitian at University of Chicago Medicine in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Sandra received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science, with minors in Spanish and Chemistry from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. She earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from RUSH University in Chicago, IL. As part of her Master’s program, Sandra performed research on physical activity participation and correlates in urban Hispanic women.