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Healthy Skin Nutrition And Vitamin A

Jan 11, 2008
If you have a skin ailment, or any physical ailment for that matter, you should evaluate your diet to find a solution. Often times those that suffer from acne or dry/flaky skin also lack vitamin A in their diet, something a quick nutrition evaluation will reveal. In order to rebuild cells, which is necessary in maintaining healthy skin, vitamin A is critical.

Vitamin A is created from retinol and beta-carotene, which are considered pre-vitamin A. With enough pre-vitamin A the body can manufacture its own supply of vitamin A. Consuming the right vegetables and animal products you are giving your body what it needs. However, you can try taking a vitamin A supplement of no more than 25,000 international units a day (more than this can be toxic) for optimal consumption.

Below is a list of vitamin A rich foods:

Spinach

Sweet potatoes

Carrots

Cantaloupe

Mangoes

Liver

Beef

Egg yolks

Milk

Mozzarella cheese

With the right amounts in your system, the benefits of vitamin A are plentiful including hydrated skin with no flaking and quickly healed pimples and lesions. Also, studies prove that there is a link between those with low levels of vitamin A and severe acne. To benefit from vitamin A, acne sufferers should take a supplement, modify their diet, and use topical skin care products that contain vitamin A, or retinol.

Once your skin is under control you'll be happy to know that vitamin A is also an antioxidant and good for your eyesight, immune system, bone strength, and digestive system. All in all, vitamin A is an excellent part of your overall fitness, especially your skin fitness.
About the Author
Author Sara Musfeldt developed SkinFitnessFacts.com to help people achieve fit skin. Her website has info on removing acne scars, acne dieting tips, acne rosacea, and laser acne treatment.
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