We all know the basics for good skin, plenty of water, minimising sugary foods, good quality skin care but what about vitamin supplements? But finding the right ones can be quite overwhelming especially since there are so many to choose from. And you’re probably wondering what do they all actually do? Well if you’re looking for clear and beautiful skin, here are 5 vitamins you should consider adding to your daily routine.
Vitamin A is known to be a power vitamin for healthy skin because of its ability to protect the skin from UV damage, decrease signs of aging, encourage healthy skin cell production and help protect against any infections. And if you’re not getting enough of vitamin A, it can lead to damaged skin, causing problems ranging from dryness to wounds that heal more slowly. Remember not all vitamin A is created equal so it is important to get a well-trusted brand that produces high-quality ingredients that consumers around the world trust. And if you’re looking for some extra vitamin A, eat more of these foods such as livers, fish, and eggs.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) contains popular antiaging and anti-inflammatory properties for the skin. The vitamin B3 has been shown to improve moisture retention of the uppermost layer of the skin, leading to softer, smoother skin with less dryness and flakiness, and a reduction of fine lines. It also helps improve blood circulation and protects against toxins and pollutants which help with acne and the effects of aging. Foods that contain vitamin B3 are wild rice, whole wheat flour, peanuts, liver, turkey, trout, chicken, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and lean red meat.
Vitamin B5 also known as pantothenic acid plays an important role within the body. It helps to metabolise food and normalise the nervous system, fatigue and stress and helps maintains clear and healthy skin of course. I personally call this a multivitamin because it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by its exfoliating properties that fight free radicals and helps promote new skin cells. Not to mention it is great for healing various skin conditions such as acne to major scar damage. Vitamin B5 is the easiest vitamin to get in your diet. It’s found in most vegetables especially broccoli and members of the cabbage family plus white and sweet potatoes and whole-grain cereals.
Vitamin B9 also known as folic acid, or folate, is extremely important for health and beauty. How? Well, vitamin B9 helps your body convert carbs into glucose and helps produce energy. It also helps with digestion and assists your body in processing fats and proteins. Remember proteins are known to be building blocks for healthy skin and hair. Vitamin B9 can be found in a variety of foods such black-eyed peas, kidney beans, kale, spinach, walnut, broccoli, oatmeal, sprouts, cabbage, figs, whole wheat cereal, Brussel sprouts, lentils, and almonds.
Vitamin H is also known as biotin, is extremely essential for skin, hair and nails. Biotin prevents various skin problems like dry and itchy skin as well as acne. Taking biotin makes your skin healthier and radiant. It also is the most needed vitamin for hair. It strengthens your hair, treats premature graying of hair and prevents hair fall. Lastly for people who tend to have weak or brittle nails biotic helps solve that problem by strengthening them. Foods that contain biotin are eggs, whole-wheat, liver, cheese, salmon, avocado cauliflower, and raspberries.
Other important vitamins and nutrients for healthy skin
It is also important to keep in mind some of the best nutrients for healthy skin aren’t just vitamins but minerals and other nutrients such as antioxidants. For example copper and zinc. Copper helps boost collagen production and collagen is a very important protein which gives structure to your skin. If you are lacking in copper, your skin will eventually begin to sag, yikes we don’t want that! And zinc is another mineral which has anti-inflammatory properties that help with acne by controlling your body’s oil production and helps keep those breakouts to a minimum.
Now that we have identified the important vitamins and minerals for healthy skin, what is your next step?
Taking a high-quality supplement that contains all the necessary vitamins and minerals you need for a beautiful younger clear skin. I recommend using a natural reputable brand such as SkinB5 that contains a blend of all the important nutrients you need to help nurture your skin from the inside out. There's two skincare supplements, Acne Control Extra Strength Tablets suitable for people with moderate to severe acne and the Acne Control Caplets which are ideal for people with mild to moderate acne and can be used as an everyday multi-vitamin. With SkinB5 I can guarantee you’ll be seeing clearer skin in no time!
Do you take any of these vitamins? We’d love to hear what has worked for you in the comments!
My name is Farah and I am an advocate for natural and organic beauty products, healthy living and a self-proclaimed whole foods enthusiast. My passion for health and beauty stems from my personal experiences dealing with problematic skin and now I want to help others learn my secrets to flawless skin from the inside, out. I’m a firm believer that true beauty comes from what goes inside of your body and I am thankful to be able to educate you and help you to obtain clear skin
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