Molly Lee talks about the vitamins that are good for your skin.
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Hi, I'm Molly Lee, and I'm founder and director of energizingnutrition.com, a holistic health and nutrition practice based in New York City.
Some great vitamins for your skin are the powerful antioxidant vitamins A, C and E. These vitamins are great for your skin because they help prevent aging, wrinkles, and fine lines. The best sources of antioxidants are from foods such as the ones you see here: dark leafy greens, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, and also a variety of nuts like sunflower seeds, almonds, and hazelnuts. Out of the B complex vitamins, vitamin B7, which is also known as biotin is great for the skin. Biotin is important because it's the nutrient that forms the foundation of hair, skin, and nail cells. Without adequate amounts it can lead to itchy, scaly, dry skin, hair, and nails. Even a mild deficiency can cause such symptoms. Some great natural sources of biotin include eggs, rice, bananas, and oatmeal.