The skin is the largest organ in the body. Like other organs, it relies heavily on proper nutrition and vitamins to retain its elasticity, glow, and healthy look.
Even with the best skincare routine, you won’t achieve much if your skin doesn’t receive the essential nutrients it needs to help it remain healthy and functional.
When it comes to your skin, knowing what to eat or apply and which nutrients matter most is critical. While all nutrients are vital, vitamins might be the most crucial for healthy and beautiful skin.
To Take or To Apply
Before we delve into the vitamins that can help rejuvenate the skin, it’s important to know if the vitamins have a better effect when you apply them on the skin or take them as a supplement or food.
Using topical applications rich in vitamins impacts the skin directly, and the results are immediate. However, there are other organs and body functions that require the same vitamins. As such, it might be a better idea to consume vitamins orally to help your body as a whole and topically as a supplementary approach.
Here are five important vitamins for your skin:
1. Vitamin A
Vitamin A plays various roles in the wellness and maintenance of your skin. Its primary function is preventing damage from the sun by preventing the processes that break down collagen. As an antioxidant, vitamin A can also help prevent sunburn, although it is not as effective as sunburn, and it also helps in the healing of cuts and scrapes.
Spinach, mangoes, carrots, and sweet potatoes are some of the foods that are rich in this vitamin. Some creams contain derivatives of vitamin A like I Image Skincare, which is efficient in treating wrinkles.
Because your Iris contains melanin like your skin, consuming vitamin A also helps to protect your vision.
Vitamin C is a well-known powerhouse for overall health. For the skin, vitamin C offers a variety of benefits which include:
- Firming the skin
- Brightening the skin
- Evens skin tone
Every time you think of Vitamin C, you should remember collagen. Collagen is the connective tissue that keeps your skin firm. Vitamin C helps in the creation of collagen and holding its shape.
Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from free radical damage and lowers the risk of skin cancer. Together with Sublative Rejuvenation, you can dramatically restore your youthful appearance. The procedure helps treat mild to moderate wrinkles, textural irregularities and red and brown spots.
Some abundant sources of Vitamin C include bell peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, Brussel sprouts, strawberries, and citrus fruits. Low Vitamin C intake results in easy bruising of the skin and bleeding gums.
3. Vitamin B5
Hydration plays a critical role in keeping the skin looking and functioning its best. Vitamin B5 (also known as pantothenic acid or panthenol) helps moisturize, soothe, and heal the skin. Vitamin B5 is particularly helpful for dry, itchy, or irritated skin because of its hydrating, calming, and healing properties. Some of the other benefits of Vitamin B5 on the skin include:
- Smoothening the skin
- Retaining moisture
- Enhance suppleness
- Increase ceramide levels
Broccoli, sunflower seeds, mushroom, and avocados are some of the foods that contain plenty of Vitamin B5. There are also skincare formulations that contain this vitamin, which are perfect for skin in desperate need of moisturization and soothing.
Other types of Vitamin B complex that can help improve the health of your skin include B-1, B-2, B-3, B-6, and B-12.
4. Vitamin E
This oil-oil soluble vitamin is found in foods like nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. It plays numerous roles in fostering the well-being of the skin, which include:
- It is a powerful antioxidant
- Absorbs energy from UV light to prevent wrinkles, sagging, and reduces the risk of skin cancer.
- Aids in healing the skin
- Works with vitamin C to strengthen the cell wall.
Vitamin E is also known to work with other vitamins and enhance their results, particularly Vitamin A and C.
If you’re suffering from Acne, Vitamin E can also be the perfect solution to help in managing the appearance of scars and healing the skin.
If you no longer have acne, but you have to constantly deal with acne scarring, skin texture, and color, you can set up an appointment for our Sublative Rejuvenation procedure. It will help to improve skin tone, the appearance of acne scarring as well as texture and skin color.
5. Vitamin K
Vitamin K is best known for its blood coagulation properties. It also plays a critical role in aiding the healing of the skin from wounds and bruises. This vitamin can help in managing various skin conditions like spider veins, rosacea, and stretch marks.
If you have some dark skin patches, this vitamin can also help address the underlying problems to improve skin pigmentation by enhancing the circulation of blood.
The most reliable source of Vitamin K is cabbage, liver, Kale, and Milk. You can also try out topical creams like the Lytera ® 2.0 pigment correcting serum to address skin discoloration or a selection of our body sculpture services to solve problems like stretch marks.
Our trinity ™ procedure, which combines skin resurfacing, rejuvenation and tightening treatments in a single session, can also help remove minor blemishes and signs of aging as you work on getting your Vitamin K levels up.
Nature is the best way to keep your skin young, healthy, and glowing. But, it takes time, and you might not have the patience to wait for the results. This is where science comes in. With nature’s best vitamins, you can use high-quality topical creams that will directly deliver nature’s goodness to your skin. This is one trick that moms should know to remain healthy and glowing.