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Vitamins for Skin

The best vitamins which benefit the skin are discussed in this article and adequate amounts should be ingested to ensure healthy skin. 

Vitamin E

All documentation about vitamins for skin includes vitamin E as an extremely important ingredient in its overall health, as it has multiple benefits. It is an extremely effective antioxidant that is said to fight the aging effects of free radicals such as excess sun, pollutants and smoke.

You will find vitamin E in many skin care ranges; and also as a supplement to be taken orally. To get the maximum benefit, break open a capsule of vitamin E and use it directly on your skin. It is a great moisturizer and is found naturally in our bodies.

Vitamin E can be found in sunflower seeds and oils, almonds, avocados, spinach, prunes, tomatoes, peaches and cabbage. It is always best to get your vitamin intake from natural sources.

Vitamin A

Another common vitamin for skin is vitamin A. It has the ability to stimulate the growth of cells and is vital to skin health. Deficiencies can cause in flaky and dry skin. 

It is excellent when applied topically in skin creams which promote cell growth. It is also an excellent treatment for certain conditions of the skin, including acne.

Some foods that are rich in this vitamin are liver, chilli peppers, citrus fruit, kale, carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and tomatoes. It is best to get vitamin A from natural foods, as high levels taken in the form of supplements may prove to be harmful.

Vitamin C

The main function of Vitamin C is to help reduce the damage caused by toxic free radicals, such as pollution; and especially sun damage. These free radicals destroy the fibres that make up the support structure of the skin called collagen and elastin, which causes wrinkles and premature aging.

You can get your intake of vitamin C in foods such as green and red peppers, kale, broccoli, turnips and parsley. Manmade vitamin C is nowhere near as beneficial, so one should rely on natural plant sources for your daily intake.

Vitamin B

When choosing vitamins for the skin, include vitamin B6 in your diet, because a symptom of a lack of this vitamin is inflammation of the skin. In addition, an adequate intake of this vitamin is helpful for skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis.

Food sources include spinach, bell peppers, garlic, tuna and turnip greens.

Combined Vitamins for skin

When you combine the vitamins A and E, they produce an increased efficiency in helping to prevent certain skin cancers.  Vitamin C is particularly active at shielding the skin and preventing excessive burning, if one is in the sun for long periods, when combined with vitamin E.

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