Vitamins have been deemed a must for your health! And at the risk of repeating myself i will say this again, a healthy you is a beautiful you.
Vitamins are not just healthy but they also play an important role in maintaining your skin condition. Here we give you the details on the roles the different vitamins play and also mention a few sources.
1. Vitamin A for Skin
Vitamin A is essential to keep skin’s elasticity, prevent dryness, wrinkles and aging of the skin. A person deficient in vitamin A will have flakiness, itching and possibly pimples. Vitamin A also plays a very important role in rebuilding skin tissue. Retinoid, a form of Vitamin A is used in treatment of skin diseases like psoriasis to regulate the cell growth.
Vitamin A can be found in meat, milk, cheese, eggs, spinach, carrots, squash and broccoli, pea, mango, papaya, apricot, pumpkin.
2. Vitamins B Complex for Skin:
The most prominent component of Vitamin B Complex is Biotin. Biotin is a nutrient essential to hair, nail and skin health. Our own bodies produce it as well in liver and kidneys. Vitamin B Complex deficiencies lead to skin itchiness, skin rashes, and hair loss.
Biotin skin supplements are available in cosmetic cream to help restore the skin aspect and moisturize it. Niacin is another B vitamin that helps moisturize the skin. Using such cream for a week can give your skin back its natural moisture while relieving any itch like symptoms.
Vitamin B1 or Thiamine is another vitamin that we need to have for a glowing skin. It increases the circulation of blood in the body that adds to your glow. Keep in mind that if you are on birth control pills, then you can be deficient in this vitamin.
Eggs, salmon, rice, bananas, oatmeal are rich natural sources.
3. Vitamin C for Skin:
Vitamin C keeps skin well-toned. Vitamin C is the one that protects the skin against aging and sagging. Vitamin A deficiency can cause wrinkles and skin discoloration. It stimulates the production of collagen. And it is collagen that keeps the skin young and supple. As the skin age, more vitamin C is essential to maintain elasticity.
Broccoli, kale, cabbage, strawberries, Lemons, Oranges, grapes , Cauliflower are all full of Vitamin C.
4. Vitamin E for Skin:
Restores moisture to skin and slows the aging of skin cells. It is rich in anti-oxidants that protect the skin from the free radicals in our surroundings.
Vegetable oil, olives, green leafy vegetables and nuts are good sources of vitamin E.
5. Vitamin K for Skin:
Vitamin K provides skin with one important benefit: reduces the dark appearance of bruises. Combined with Vitamin A becomes a great skin brightener for the under eye dark circles. Dark circles appear due the leakage of blood from the vessels under the eye. Vitamin K plays a role in the clotting and thickens the skin ensuring the reduction of dark circles.
Salad greens, broccoli, spinach, strawberries.
By Debbie Imoroa…
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