Best Vitamins for Healthy Skin
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Best Vitamins for Healthy Skin

Describes the vitamins that are good for the skin and why.

Vitamins are essential in keeping your skin healthy. They perform several functions such as moisturizing, preventing and reducing wrinkles, fighting acne, and keeping your skin supple.

Vitamin C Benefits Your Skin

Vitamin C is indispensable in the production of collagen, which is an important protein for the skin. When collagen production slows down, your skin begins to droop. It looses its elasticity. Vitamin C supports the production of collagen, the protein that supplies firmness and aids skin in restoring itself. The antioxidant factor of vitamin C abates the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are the result of exposure to smoke, pollution,  sunlight, and digestion. Unchecked free radicals cause wrinkles and fine lines.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported in 2007 that consuming higher amounts of vitamin C resulted in less wrinkles and moister skin. They noted the correlation between younger looking skin and taking more linoleic acid and reducing carbos and fats.

Vitamin C for Skin

Topical vitamin C products are available such as moisturizers and facial cleansers. The vitamin C cream should contain L-ascorbic acid. This form will soak into the layers of skin.

Vitamin E Skin Benefits

Vitamin E helps your skin in several ways. It shields it from the adverse effects of ultraviolent light. It stops the deterioration of cells by free radicals. It lessens wrinkles and enhances the skin's texture. As you can see, vitamin E skin repair is an important ally in keeping your skin healthy. Vitamin E and C supplied in a lotion are extremely effective at preventing sun damage, according to American Academy of Dermatology.

Vitamin  A for Dry Skin

You may get enough vitamin A from your diet, if you don't then your skin might become dry and flaky. The reason for this is vitamin A's role in  repairing and maintaining the skin. It also helps psoriasis, acne, and reduces wrinkles. French scientists demonstrated in 2003 that retinol and vitamin A in topical form reduced signs of aging. They attended the yearly meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology and showed their findings.

Vitamin B Complex for Skin

The vitamin B complex in creams improves skin tone, moisturizes, and adds a radiance to the complexion. Biotin is the foundation of hair, skin, and nails. Niacin keeps moisture in the skin and it helps dry skin with its anti-inflammatory abilities.

Vitamin K Gel

Vitamin K gel is another component in the healthy skin bag of tricks. A study done by Nippon Medical School in Tokyo in 2004 focused on vitamin K gel. It was applied to dark circles below the eyes. Smaller quantities of Vitamins C, A, and retinol were included in the gel. It was composed of 2 % vitamin K. The study lasted 8 weeks with  57 participants. At the study's end, the dark circles were lighter for 27 of them. A few had less wrinkles.

 The vitamins necessary for optimum skin health can be applied topically, and you can eat your fruits and vegetables or take supplements to help your complexion and generally keep the skin a healthy organ.

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Comments (1)

This is good information. Never know that vitamin C is also good for the skin. Excellent!