Healthy, glowing skin means skin that’s nourished from the inside out. And that means getting the right balance of nutrients in your diet and in your skincare routine.
Keeping your skin healthy is essential as it’s the body’s first defence against pollution, damage and extreme temperatures. Skin that’s struggling can start to look dull, uneven and blotchy with breakouts, dryness or sensitivity.
Here are the best vitamins to add balance and glow back into your skin.
Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that protects your skin from stress, damage and premature ageing. It also helps with blemishes and imperfection. Vitamin E comes from plants and can be used in your skincare or added into your diet to boost your health.
Vitamin B7, also known as biotin, is part of the B vitamin family and supports healthy skin and hair in the body. If your body doesn’t get enough biotin it can mean rashes, uneven texture and rough, dry skin that looks dull and feels uncomfortable.
Vitamin C is a big deal when it comes to healthy and glowing skin. This vitamin helps your body to make collagen, a protein that’s essential for plump, dewy and youthful skin. A lack of collagen in your body usually means dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
Vitamin A helps to reproduce and grow cells - this is really important for your skin as it’s constantly turning over cells and renewing itself. This is big news when it comes to increasing your skin’s natural glow, as dead skin cells can leave your skin looking dull.
Vitamin D helps with overall health and supports the skin, bones, muscles and immune system. You get your dose from the sun (wearing SPF of course), so as long as you’re spending some time outside you should be good. In the winter or on cloudy days, you might want to try a supplement to keep your skin healthy.
Vitamin B5 (also known as Pantothenic Acid) is another healthy B vitamin that plays a big part in keeping your skin healthy and looking good. It’s deeply hydrating and helps the skin to absorb moisture from the air to stay soft and smooth.
Vitamin K promotes skin healing and helps with scarring, stretch marks and pigmentation (including dark circles). It’s often used post-surgery to reduce swelling and bruising while speeding up healing time. If you’re experiencing uneven skin tone, scarring or dark spots it can be seriously helpful to reduce these and restore glow.
Vitamin B3 (also known as niacin) helps the skin to restore moisture, improving texture and smoothness. It helps add hydration and glow while reducing the appearance of signs of ageing and non-inflammatory acne. It isn’t naturally made in the body so you need to get it from your diet or skincare.
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