This is a response to @GetFitwithAmy's card about a woman who tried IV injection to get rid of wrinkles. I was shocked what people would do for the sake of beauty. Also, the beauty industry is just ripping those women off. Why would you spend $200 for a one-week temporary effect? If you're well off and have the bucks to spend then go for it. However, do people even consider if this IV injection would get addicting and actually ruin a woman's self-esteem? I've seen too many cases where woman become obsessed with botox and end up doing more.
Inner beauty is much more valuable than outer beauty. In the end, we all age and what matter most is how we live our life. For those who wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle the best method is stick with the natural way. Get your vitamins from fruits and veggies!
The key vitamin to help keeps our skin glowing and boost immunity. As we age our collagen production decline, so this can help reduce the aging process.
Spring produce with a good source of vitamin C:
Kale and other leafy greens, broccoli, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, parsley, cauliflower, spinach, fennel, peas, carrots, kiwi fruit and papaya.
Many lotions use this in their ingredient and it's for a good reason - to reduce free radicals and repair skin!
Spring produce with a good source of vitamin E:
Beets, avocado, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, kiwi fruit, collards and leeks.
The main property in retinoids. Vitamin A is like a miracle nutrient. It helps reduce wrinkles and treat acne.
Spring produce with a good source of vitamin A:
Sweet potatoes (available year round), leafy greens (kale, collards, spinach, turnip, mustard, and beet greens), romaine lettuce, papaya, leeks, grapefruit, green peas, asparagus and broccoli.
People who lack this vitamin usually have chronic issues such as dry hair, nails, skin and dull complexion. There are a total of 8 B Vitamins (aka B Complex).
Where to find them:
B1: green peas, beet greens, spinach, romaine, broccoli
B2: spinach, beet greens, asparagus, collards, broccoli, chard, turnip greens, kale
B3: asparagus, green peas
B6: spinach, cabbage, bok choy, turnip greens, garlic, cauliflower, bananas
B9: spinach, avocado, broccoli, asparagus, lettuce, oranges
B12: small amounts from mushrooms
This vitamin helps with blood clotting. If you easily bruise, have scars and stretch marks you need more of this vitamin!
Spring produce with a good source of vitamin K:
Kale, collards, spinach and all other leafy greens.