We have touched on the importance of exercise and increased metabolism in the process of getting your skin ready for summer. We alluded to the fact that beauty is not only skin deep and mentioned water and vitamin intake briefly. So let’s have a closer look at the vitamins that are good for your skin.
Everyone knows that Vitamin A, C and E are important for your skin; but there’s more.I have often marveled at the many (and often differing) opinions on what is good for you and what isn’t. For example, some people are vehemently opposed to sun exposure of any sort, while others swear that butter is bad for you; and while I would never question a person’s right to their opinion, I wonder about the “all or nothing” approach, and the potential problems that this may lead to.
These are only two examples, but I mention them because both are crucial to our health. Why? Because there is a much neglected vitamin that we desperately need, and it is derived from both of these controversial elements. Sun exposure and butter.
Regular sun exposure encourages the production of Vitamin D in the skin. Butter too, is an excellent source of Vitamin D. As with red wine (mentioned in last week’s article), all things in moderation. Too much sun exposure may cause the skin to burn, become dehydrated, or in some sad cases, become prone to skin cancer. A good sunscreen, as well as an awareness of the amount of time spent in the sun, is always recommended, and ensuring that your skin is well moisturized after being in the sun will go a long way towards adding to how beautiful your skin can look, with a lovely sun-kissed glow and a good application of one of MatsiMela Home Spa’s various body butters (more on these and their beneficial ingredients in the next article).
An interesting fact that I recently became aware of is that activated Vitamin D is a potent inhibitor of cancer cell growth. It is a well-known fact that Vitamin D is important for bone health, but I have also read of evidence that links Vitamin D to assisting in lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of diabetes, and lowering the chance of heart attack. So, not only will a little sun exposure add a healthy glow to your skin, but with the right care and proper precaution, it may add to your overall health and well-being.
Vitamin K is another interesting addition to the vitamins that benefit the skin. Since Vitamin K assists with, and regulates, the body’s process of blood clotting, it may assist with healing blotches, bruises and broken veins. Green vegetables, liver and egg yolks are all good sources of Vitamin K, and adding them to your diet will assist in getting your skin summer-ready.
While the Vitamin K is working from the inside, the use of MatsiMela Home Spa’s Baobab Mud Scrub, or any one of their Kalahari Salt Scrubs, will assist by stimulating the flow of oxygenated blood through the capillaries closest to the surface of the skin. This increased blood flow will assist with healing processes, and will encourage the cells to expel toxins that may lead to cellulite. With the inclusion of the right amount of water and vitamin rich foods essential to keeping your skin healthy, you will ensure that your skin looks good in time for the summer months ahead.
Next week’s article will focus on some of the ingredients and benefits of the products that MatsiMela Home Spa supplies. I am certain that you will find it both informative and inviting.