Who doesn’t want flawless skin? When we see people with spotless, glowing skin we often ask ourselves what is their secret. Our skins are the largest and most visible organs of our bodies and those with amazing skins understand well that health of your skin is not just dependent upon what you put on it, but also what you eat. We often take care of our fiber and protein intake but what about vitamins?
How To Have Smooth Skin?
Make vitamins your best friends. Different vitamins have different ways of serving our skin. They maintain the suppleness and youth of our skin. They keep wrinkles from forming. They work as antioxidant. They keep your skin moisturized and even protect you against sun damage. However, not all vitamins serve the same purpose. Vitamin infused serums and potions have become very popular in the past few years. Ladies who have started using them regularly have seen amazing results.
Here are five vitamins which are very beneficial for your skin.
Vitamin A is an active ingredient in many anti-ageing products. It is amazing for acne prone skin, reduces acne and also clears the skin of acne marks, pigmentations, dark spots and blemishes. It also fights early signs of ageing such as dark spots and fine lines. It works like an anti-oxidant to clarify skin and rejuvenate it. Vitamin A infused night creams are easily available. It is best to use such creams in the night. Some natural sources of vitamin A are carrot, sweet potatoes, asparagus, broccoli, papaya, and grapefruits. Sometimes the tropical application of vitamin A creams might make your skin a little sensitive so it is a good idea to start this treatment with 2- 3 nights a week and gradually increase it to daily application.
This is another vitamin which is anti-ageing. The way vitamin E works is that it is fat soluble and gives intense moisturizing to your skin, nails and hair. It is an anti oxidant and reverses damage caused to your skin by free radicals, UV rays, and other toxins which get deposited in your body by smoking and poor dietary choices. It helps in maintaining youth of your skin and keeps it supple. You will find vitamin E is an essential ingredient in sun blocks and night creams for the simple reason that it prevents wrinkle in forming and keeping skin moist and supple. Apart from creams, dietary sources of vitamin E include fish oil, kiwi, leaks, avocado, broccoli, coconut oil, almond oil and olive oil.
Very few people know what vitamin K can do for your skin. It has become a total rave when Korean beauty products became popular. Vitamin K reduces marks by bruising and lightens under eye circles. It is a long kept secret of the Korean and Japanese women of their youthful eyes. Usually, the dark circles which are bluish or purple in appearance are caused when fine capillaries under the eyes break and blood leaks through them. Vitamin K helps in their repair and breaks small clots. Vitamin K also helps in other skin conditions such as: spider veins, stretch marks. Taking vitamin K orally heals skin from within. Good sources of vitamin K are all leafy green vegetables and animal sources such as grass-fed butter and egg yolks.
Redness and skin rashes often occur in the dry and dehydrated skin. Usually, dehydrated skin lacks ceramides and essential fatty acids, so irritants attack the outermost protective layer of your skin and make it appear blotchy and flushed. Vitamin B hydrates such skin, reduces pigmentation and also fights skin condition called rosacea which is over sensitivity of the dry damaged skin. Vitamin B rich creams and lotions are commonly available and are very mild. They are suitable for sensitive skin. There are eight types of vitamin B, so in order to pack up on the vitamin B deficiency, it is better to include a vitamin B complex in your daily vitamins.
Most citrus fruits, pineapples, kiwis, bell peppers and spring produces such as kale, peas, cabbage and spinach are all vitamin C enriched. Vitamin C helps in keeping your skin spotless and fights any signs of ageing such as discoloration, pigmentation, and formation of fine lines. Vitamin C along with E is one of the most popularly used vitamins in serums and creams. It helps in the reversal of sun damage and damage caused by free radicals which happen with ageing. You will see positive results after using this vitamin; however remember to be a little patient before you get desired results. Although vitamin C helps in renewing dull and ageing skin it is a good idea to start using any product rich in vitamin C from your late twenties and early ageing.
You will see positive changes in your skin once you add these vitamins to your skin care regimen. However, the results might take a while to appear. Another thing to remember here is that as they say prevention is better than cure, start taking care of your skin from an early age so you can preserve its youth and glow.