[MAGAZINE] Micronutrition for the skin

The skin reflects what is happening inside our body. The link between nutrition and its appearance is clearly established. “A varied and balanced diet is essential, supports Julie Bui, naturopath. But the nutritional quality of our food is impoverished by certain production methods, by processed or non-processed foods from organic farming. “

Aging of the skin is a consequence of our lifestyle and our diet. Micronutrition can help maintain the radiance of the skin based on the analysis of micronutrient needs, essential for the proper functioning of the body, by helping to better choose the contents of one’s plate and by offering supplementation if necessary. .

The ideal plate

With micronutrition, we are not talking about diet but about balance and providing micronutrients that the body does not know how to produce or that it does not produce in sufficient quantities. “To fight against free radicals which cause oxidative stress on the skin, resulting in premature aging of the skin, we must include vegetables such as carrots, spinach and ultimately color on the plate in our diet.”notes Julie Bui.

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Proteins rich in amino acids are also necessary to boost collagen and elastin. “We will favor fish such as herring, anchovy, sardines and mackerel. However, plant proteins are very interesting, such as nuts, almonds, chia seeds, algae, legumes”says Julie Bui.

Oils are also essential for omega 3 intake. Oils which are to be used with raw vegetables, depending on digestive sensitivity, such as linseed, rapeseed, camelina oils, preferably organic and cold extracted. It is obviously advisable to hydrate regularly with water and avoid alcohol.

What supplements?

When food is not enough, the consumption of dietary supplements can be extremely beneficial for the skin and skin quality. An omega 3 treatment is possible for a nourishing effect on the skin. “We can also do a one-off treatment of minerals such as selenium, zinc, copper, coupled with vitamins A, C, D”, notes Julie Bui. But be careful, first, it is best to check if you are affected by intestinal hyperpermeability, literally leaky gut syndrome. “It is a state where the protective barrier of the intestine becomes a real sieveexplains Julie Bui. You will no longer be able to absorb micronutrients. “ Digestive symptoms are: bloating, frequent diarrhea or constipation, abdominal pain, flatulence. In this case, consult your doctor to restore a good balance within your intestinal microbiota.

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