While recently doing an article about the different types of skin there are out there and the problems that go with them, I started thinking about how we might be missing something. How we need to taking care of our skin from the inside out. Looking at what we put into our bodies or better yet, what we might be missing.
Having a great interest in homeopathic care as verses prescription drugs, I decided to check into the best treatment there would be for our skin to be as healthy as possible.
Riboflavin, also called vitamin B2 or vitamin G, a substance essential for the breakdown and utilization of carbohydreates, fats, and proteins in the body, and in the production of energy. Ouch! I must be missing some of that. Lets move on. But Riboflavin plays a vital role in the health of the skin and is needed for the production of certain hormones by the adrenal glands, the pair of hormone-secreting organs that sit on top of each kidney. Because it is a water soluble vitamin-that is, it not stored in the body, but it is secreted in our sweat or urine-riboflavin needs to be constantly replaced in our body.
The good news is that rich sources of riboflavin include milk, cheese and yogurt, lean meat, liver, green leafy vegetables, eggs, and enriched breads and cereals. Because cheese and milk are such good dietary sources of the vitamin, lactose intolerant people, including many of the elderly, are vulnerable to deficiency problems. Individuals who exercise often, especially women, are also at risk for ribflavin deficiency. A lack of riboflavin in the diet may result in inflammation, scaling, and blistering of the skin-symptom characteristic of such conditions as dermatitis and eczema. Other problems can include general fatigue, burning eyes, cracks and sores in mouth and on the lips, and digestive problems.
I hope this has been helpful to you if you are experiencing any problems with you skin. I have to admit that you hear little about vitamin G or riboflavin. So if you are not a vitamin taker, please try to eat healthy for your skin and see if it makes a difference. That is a large variety of foods to choose from in order to help us and if you are like me you could always use the extra energy. And remember to drink plenty of water. The best thing for any part of our body.
One more thing. If your a home body, try to get outside in the sunshine at least once a day for about 10 minutes. It will do you a world of good inside and out.