Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 443–448 | Cite as

Nutrition and skin

  • Apostolos Pappas
  • Aikaterini Liakou
  • Christos C. Zouboulis


Nutrition has long been associated with skin health, including all of its possible aspects from beauty to its integrity and even the aging process. Multiple pathways within skin biology are associated with the onset and clinical course of various common skin diseases, such as acne, atopic dermatitis, aging, or even photoprotection. These conditions have been shown to be critically affected by nutritional patterns and dietary interventions where well-documented studies have demonstrated beneficial effects of essential nutrients on impaired skin structural and functional integrity and have restored skin appearance and health. Although the subject could be vast, the intention of this review is to provide the most relevant and the most well-documented information on the role of nutrition in common skin conditions and its impact on skin biology.


Skin Nutrient Diet Vitamin Antioxidant Aging UV Acne Atopic 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Apostolos Pappas
    • 1
  • Aikaterini Liakou
    • 2
  • Christos C. Zouboulis
    • 3
  1. 1.Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.SkillmanUSA
  2. 2.Second Department of Dermatology and Venereology‘Attikon’ HospitalAthensGreece
  3. 3.Department of Dermatology, Venereology, Allergology and ImmunologyDessau Medical CenterDessauGermany

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