Many of get frustrated when the expensive lotions and potions we try on our skin don’t live up to their wild claims of “erasing imperfections.”
Whilst what you put on your skin definitely helps to protect it against environmental aggressors such as the sun and wind, what most of us don’t realize is that what we put into our bodies has an even bigger impact on our outer appearance.
Ever noticed how dull and dehydrated your skin looks after a night of one too many drinks? And have you ever noticed how much plumper it seems when you stick to your rule of 2 liters of water a day?
This is because our skin reflects everything we put into our bodies.
There are certain vitamins that we truly dub the “beauty vitamins,” because not only are they incredible for your health, they can actually help to reverse and prevent the signs of aging and leave your skin with a beautiful glow!
Here are our Top 3 Vitamins for Beautiful and Healthy Skin!
Vitamin A for Skin Repair
Most of us get our vitamin A through a multi-vitamin everyday, but sometimes these amounts are not enough.
Vitamin A is essential for skin repair and preventing fine lines and wrinkles as it promotes the natural turnover of skin cells. It also promotes the production of collagen, which helps our skin to look plump and youthful.
Last, but not least, Vitamin A helps to keep the skin hydrated and blemish free. Load up on foods such as salmon, carrots, sweet potatoes and dark leafy greens to amp up your Vitamin A intake.
Vitamin C to Reduce Inflammation
If there is one vitamin you should definitely be taking more of, it’s Vitamin C! This powerful antioxidant slows the rate of free radical damage, which can lead to dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Vitamin C brightens the skin and reduces inflammation in the body, meaning it will reduce inflammation in the skin associated with inflammatory skin conditions such as acne or eczema.
The amounts of Vitamin C found in multi-vitamins are very small, therefore we recommend an additional supplement as well as eating more Vitamin C rich foods, including bell peppers, dark leafy greens, citrus fruits, broccoli and of course our favourite fall food, pumpkin!
Vitamin E to Prevent Wrinkles
Like Vitamin A and Vitamin C, Vitamin E also works as an antioxidant in the body by helping to reduce the damaging effects of free radicals, which manifests as wrinkles, dryness and dullness in our complexions.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, but because your body can’t produce it by itself, you need to make sure you get it in through a supplement or vitamin E rich foods such as avocados, nuts and seeds.
Taking this potent vitamin long-term may even reduce your risk of sunburn from exposure to UVB radiation! This doesn’t mean you should ditch the sunscreen though. Always make sure to protect your skin with a high SPF before heading into the warm rays.
Applying Vitamin E directly to the skin is also incredibly beneficial for skin repair as well as to treat and prevent the signs of aging. Vitamin E is one of our core ingredients in our all-natural skin gel and it can be used as a moisturizer for a beautiful, radiant complexion! Visit our Skin Gel Beauty Uses page for our other suggested uses for beautiful skin.
Whilst many of us think all vitamins are safe, in high doses some may pose a risk if you are pregnant or suffering from a medical condition. Therefore, before increasing any vitamin through supplements please be sure to check with your doctor first.