Top 3 Essential Nutrients for Beautiful Skin

Skin problems including wrinkles, Rosacea, acne and dry skin, among others, are a concern for many women who are deciding to improve their skin and achieve its best glow and health. Many of them are looking for the right anti-aging cream for a young-looking complexion without these skin issues. If you’re in the same situation and finding for the best nutrients your skin needs, then keep reading the following for the top skincare ingredients to look for your skin cream.

Vitamin A

Also called retinol, vitamin A is one of the most recognized skin nutrients needed for healthy skin, and it can found in a face wrinkle cream. In fact, there are several synthetic versions on the market now that are being used in treating severe acne as well as psoriasis since the 80s, showing how useful Vitamin A could be in dealing with skin problems. It works by influencing the physiology of the skin through modulating dermal growth factors, suppressing androgen formation and controlling sebaceous gland activity.

If your skin lacks this nutrient, it will become scaly and keratinized. It will also feel rough and your arms’ back will have raised bumps.

So when buying an anti aging cream, you must find one with vitamin A.

In your diet, you must also consume cod liver oil or liver oil. Additionally, some other sources include egg yolks, pastured cows’ butter and cream as well as kidney.

Vitamin C

For many years, vitamin C is one of the best ingredients in many face creams that fight antioxidants. It is known to have a potent power in terms of regulating collagen, which is the skin’s extra-cellular stability.  When your skin is vitamin C deficient, it will be rough.

To improve skin health, you must increase your body’s vitamin C supply. And aside from getting it from face creams, you can derive it from your diet. In fact, studies had it that those with great skin appearance have high levels of vitamin C in their body. It also helps in preventing wrinkles as well as treating sun damage. With high levels of it, you can also prevent dry skin and be able to heal wound faster.

Some of the best sources of vitamin C are guava, bell peppers, broccoli, kiwi, strawberries and citrus fruits.  Herbs including chives, cilantro, basil and thyme are also potent sources of this skin nutrient.


This mineral is an important component for the control of gene expression, playing a role in protein synthesis, healing of wounds, DNA synthesis and cell division.

For the skin, the mineral works in assisting in the correct structure of cell membranes and proteins as well as it has anti-inflammatory effects. The nutrient also improves wound healing and it protects the skin versus UV radiation. So if you could find a skincare product, such as face cream with zinc, it would be useful especially in reducing acne and getting rid of bacteria.

In food, zinc can be found in many plant sources and certain organs, including liver and kidney. It is also in red meat of lamb and beef as well as in seafood, including scallops and oysters, among other shellfish, which are taunted to contain the highest level of zinc. To derive more zinc from your diet, you may want to get it from nuts and pumpkin seeds.

Taking care of your skin and improving its health makes it more beautiful and younger-looking. When looking for wrinkle cream, you may want to check out on these nutrients for the best results in your skincare regimen.

Rex Melville MBBS FRCP is an experienced Genito-Urinary (Sexual Health) Physician, and is delighted to be a new member of the London Dermatology CentreTM team.He is fully accredited with the GMC, having graduated with Honours as MBBS from Monash University (Australia), and gained Fellowship of the Australasian chapter of Sexual Health Medicine. After arrival in the UK, in 1994 he took up the post of Lead Consultant Physician in Sexual Health and HIV at Whipps Cross Hospital, London, where he continues to work.
Rex will offer patients high quality consultations, testing and treatments for a wide variety of STDs (Sexually Transmitted Infections). He also has experience in advising those with various sexual concerns and symptoms, whether they have erectile difficulties, skin problems affecting the genitals or chronic pain or discharge. And of course confidentiality is assured. He is also highly qualified to fully manage HIV infection, and offer testing for this and other infections such as Hepatitis B.

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