We use various skin care products to improve the skin tone, hide wrinkles, lighten discoloration, and fix a whole host of other issues that we may have. But what’s really important is that all these products will only work well if your skin is healthy from within. This requires the right intake of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are extremely essential for our overall nourishment. So, today we are going to discuss 5 vitamins you need for glowing and youthful skin.
Vitamins For Youthful Skin
Vitamins are a vital part of a healthy lifestyle, and it’s really important to make sure that you do get enough of them. Having said that, a healthy diet can make sure that this is happening for you. Now let’s get into some specifics that are beneficial for your skin.
Vitamins C And E
Vitamins C and E, are well-known antioxidants that rid the body of free radicals and slow down the aging process of the skin. When clubbed together, they protect the skin from UV rays, which harms your skin by damaging your DNA. Now, this sounds serious and it is, so make sure you’re getting enough of both these vitamins.
One of the many reasons that Vitamin C is so important is because it’s used by the body to produce collagen. Collagen is the main protein in the human body and is responsible for giving skin its elasticity and hair it’s strength, amongst other things. So Vitamin C can help reduce wrinkles and if you’ve been out in the sun too long, it can help restore sun-damaged skin as well.
So what should you eat?
Well, start with citrus fruits, like:
- Bell Peppers
Try and add a daily intake of 500 – 1000 mg of foods that are rich in vitamin C to your diet, and this will help keep your skin healthy and glowy.
So now that you’re getting enough Vitamin C and have started refreshing your skin from within, let’s talk about Vitamin E and why it’s so essential.
Vitamin E is actually very important for the proper functioning of a lot of different organs in the human body, and not getting enough can be really bad for your health. So, take this vitamin seriously. Now when it comes to skin, it acts as an antioxidant, which means it fights free radicals, which are basically atoms that damage your skin.
Now here’s the thing with these free radicals, a lot of the things that we do on a daily basis, form free radicals. Exercise for a bit, you’re creating free radicals, the pollution that hangs over our cities, free radicals, have a glass of wine, free radicals, so basically they’re a part of our lives, and can do a fair amount of damage.
Beauty Benefits of Vitamin E
Vitamin E is right there, fighting the good fight inside your body. It reduces scarring, helps skin heal quicker, strengthens skin cells, reduces deep wrinkle lines, and can also stop your skin from drying out too quickly.
So again, what should you eat?
This isn’t as delicious as your Vitamin C packed menu, but start getting used to adding:
- Vegetable oil
- Sunflower Seeds
- Flax Seeds
- Soya Bean
to your diet. All of these are enriched with Vitamin E and will help your stay moisturized, soft, and supple. Now that we’ve covered Vitamins C and E, let’s look at Vitamin A.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is crucial for healthy and beautiful skin.
Beauty Benefits Of Vitamin A
Vitamin A help helps with healthy bones, moisturizes, and protects the eyes, improves immunity, and does a lot of other good things as well.
We can supplement our bodies with vitamin A by eating:
- Drinking Fortified Milk
All these are excellent sources of Vitamin A, and adding them to your diet will work wonders for your skin by Promoting cell production and shielding the skin against harmful irritants, Retaining skin’s moisture to give it a radiant glow, Speeding up the skin’s natural repair system, and Slowing down the oil production that clears out clogged pores
Lack Of Vitamin A
A lack of vitamin A can cause:
- Skin pigmentation
- Sun damage
- Dry, Flaky, and Wrinkled Skin
but that doesn’t mean you should just load up on Vitamin A in the hopes of perfect skin. If you have too much Vitamin A in your system, the downside can be brutal, so, it’s very important that you get the right amount of vitamin A in your system. Speak to your doctor about what the right amount for you should be.
Now, let’s move on to Vitamin B. If you’ve stuck with us so far, we’re almost done.
Vitamin B is the wonder woman of vitamins, in my opinion. It’s essential for the proper functioning of the human body, and again if you don’t have enough you will pay a price. Now, just a quick clarification. There are a whole host of Vitamin B’s that we group together under the Vitamin B complex umbrella, so if you’ve ever heard that term used, that’s what it means.
So there a large variety of vitamin Bs and most of them play some role in promoting healthy skin but the significant ones are B2, B3, and B6. Vitamin B2 is an antioxidant for the skin that saves the cells from free radicals.
Beauty Benefits Of Vitamin B2
It’s very important for red cell production and is responsible for that skin glow that we all love!
Lack Of Vitamin B2
A B2 deficiency can make your lips peel, so if your lips are constantly falling apart, this could be one of the reasons.
Beauty Benefits Of Vitamin B3
Vitamin B3 has the properties to boost HDL cholesterol which is the good cholesterol, not the bad one. It helps improve the ability of the skin to retain moisture and is important for baby soft skin.
Lack Of Vitamin B3
A B3 deficiency can lead to dry irritated skin, so be warned.
Beauty Benefits Of Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 prevents the production of excess sebum responsible for aggravating acne.
Lack Of Vitamin B6
Deficiency in Vitamin B6 can lead to seborrheic dermatitis, which is a pain to deal with.
Some of the natural sources of Vitamin B complex are:
- Wheat germ
So dig in, knowing that it’s all going to be worth it!
Vitamin K And Its Beauty Benefits
Vitamin K has received quite a bit of interest recently due to its various health benefits such as detoxification, digestion, improved immunity, etc.
It’s known to improve the health of the skin and keep it elastic and also plays a major role in improving blood circulation so it enhances the color and structure of blotchy skin.
are excellent sources of Vitamin K.
Hopefully, this information will set you on your path to naturally gorgeous skin.
So eat well, follow the tips in this video, get some exercise, and try and approach life calmly and with a great attitude.
Every little bit helps!
If you still have questions, do leave them in the comments below and we’ll try and respond to as many as possible.
Stay Healthy, Stay Glamorous!