Skin Health & Immune Function: Key Nutrients for Supporting Health and Beauty

You don’t have to choose between prioritizing your immunity and a healthy complexion. Our immune and integumentary (skin) systems are similar in functionality and nutritional requirements - both systems are made up of rapidly regenerating cells, rely on built-in mechanisms to protect and repair from recurrent attacks and injury, and thus have a high demand for many of the same nutrients. When you nourish your body with the nutrients below, you simultaneously support your resiliency against illness and infections as well harness your glow from within.

 

Vitamin C:

 

Vitamin A:

 

Zinc:

Author
Dr. Kai Herman ND Kai Herman, ND, is as a functional medicine doctor who specializes in hormonal health and natural aesthetic treatments at FoRM Health PDX in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Kai received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with honors and research credentials from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Starting her career as a mental health counselor, she transitioned to working as a fitness professional, after recognizing the interconnectedness between mental wellness and physical health, dedicating six years in the wellness industry, helping clients through injuries, weight loss, and health optimization. Her experience in mental health and the wellness industry eventually led Dr. Herman to pursue naturopathic doctor training at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland. After earning her degree, she completed a one-year residency with a focus in regenerative medicine, including Platelet Rich Plasma injection therapy.

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