The healthy food groups
Raw, fresh fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidants and vitamins which are essential for healthy, strong skin. There’s skin-healing vitamin C, which falls under the umbrella of ascorbic acids; skin brightening vitamin B3 as niacinamide; and all-star anti-aging ingredient retinol, a derivative of vitamin A.
Can’t I just get these nutrients from supplements?
So far, there isn’t conclusive evidence that ingesting these vitamins in “mega doses” leads to significant improvements to the skin. In fact, taking too much of certain nutrients like vitamin A can have unpleasant side effects, like headaches, blurred vision and skin redness.
Instead, it’s a good idea to balance out your diet with more fruit and veggies, which will complement your existing skincare routine.