When it comes to what we use, both internally and externally, it is wise to be mindful of what is applied. Today I will discuss with you all the importance of nutrition; as it applies to both topical and internal skincare. There are two primary classifications of nutrients: macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients. Macro-nutrients are: carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Micro-nutrients are: Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium, etc. Applying a macro and micro nutrient approach to your skincare, moreover, lifestyle is the key to clear skin. We know that healthy eating habits are great at subsidizing that but if we paid more attention to micro-nutrients, we would experience even better results. In my personal experience, one of the most imperative micro-nutrients is Magnesium. It is responsible for over 300 enzymatic reactions. To begin, it is absorbed best when consumed with Calcium, another important mineral. Magnesium is particularly volatile; if it comes into contact with offending substances, such as sugar and caffeine, it is canceled out. It assists in tissue health and formation, it is an anti-inflammatory and it is arguably the most salient mineral to ensure your skin’s health. I am also a strong advocate for Vitamin A. This is the best liver cleanser around through it’s incredible ability to eliminate toxins. If you are a skincare aficionado, you may recall the prescription drug Accutane, which is essentially an extremely high dosage of Vitamin A. There is a wealth of products on the market that add these nutrients to their lists of ingredients, it is always smart to ensure that you are ingesting and applying any product with the approval of your general physician and/or dermatologist.