Many vitamins benefit the skin, but some are more important than others.

Vitamin A ( found in eggs, dairy, carrots and spinach ) to avoid dry, rough and scaly skin

Vitamin C ( found in citrus and other bright coloured fruit and vegies ) helps to keep the skin supple and to heal wounds.

Vitamin E ( found in oil-rich foods ) helps to prevent ageing skin by neutrilising free radicals and re-hydrating

Beta-carotene ( found in highly coloured vegies and fruits ) helps protect against the ravages of sunshine and may slow down early signs of ageing.

Vitamin F ( found in safflower oil, hemp oil, sunflower oil, grape seed ) to nourish the skin, protecting it from dryness and preventing premature ageing.

Vitamin B ( found in celery stems, eggs, meat and nuts ) help to ensure new skin cells take up nutrients.

Whilst it is very easy to include Vit A, C , E , Beta-carotene and Vit B in your daily diet, here is a quick and delicious smoothie that is full of

Vit F( essential fatty acid ) and great boost to prevent skin ageing from the inside.


1 tsp flaxseed

1 tsp hemp seed oil

3/4 cup apple juice

1/2 banana

1 tsp cardamon

1 tsp cinnamon

couple of ice cubes


Combine all ingredients in blender, puree and enjoy.