Everybody’s skin is different- the best way to feed it minerals is from the inside out. However, minerals and vitamins for your skin vary and apply to each person differently.

 As well as a balanced diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, fats and oils, high quality proteins and good hydration, other lifestyle habits can throw these minerals and vitamins out of shape. This includes stress, anxiety, alcohol and sugar. 

Copper

Benefits of copper for the skin are endless with its principle function is to strengthen and boost elasticity. Copper fortifies the function of antioxidants as well as helping to prevent skin from oxidative damage.

Trusted food source: Mushrooms

Calcium

Calcium benefits the skin greatly and is the body’s most abundant mineral. A deficiency in calcium will result in fragile and thin skin.

Trusted food source: Dairy

Zinc

One of the most important healing minerals for balanced skin, zinc is especially important for acne sufferers. It regulates the production of sebum in the skin and controls the hormones that contribute towards acne.

Trusted food source: Nuts such as peanuts, almonds and cashews

Potassium

Potassium helps to regulate the amount of water retained by the body’s cells, with a lack of potassium causing dry skin and other varying skin disorders.

Trusted food source: Bananas

Magnesium

This essential mineral hugely supports skin health but also helps bones, teeth and hair. Magnesium also helps the nervous system and muscular health. Magnesium deficiency can increase as the skin matures.

Trusted food source: Coconut water

Silica

Compounds of silica are an essential component of the skin, arteries, bones and cartilage. Staying topped up with silica can help maintain skin elasticity as well as increasing the wound healing process.

Trusted food source: Strawberries, cherries and raspberries