Skin Vitamins

//Skin Vitamins

Our research indicates there are 4 key vitamins for great skin.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a popular choice in topical skin care and skin treatments because of its well known and potent antioxidant, skin lightening and anti-inflammatory properties. It is known as a highly rated ingredient to create and maintain a healthy glowing complexion.

Vitamin C can improve the appearance of pigmentation, lines and wrinkles and an uneven skin tone. It is known as a popular anti-ageing ingredient and for maintaining a healthy complexion including skins that suffer from acne, sun damage and signs of premature ageing.

Vitamin C rich foods include:

  • citrus foods
  • strawberries, broccoli, and spinach
  • supplements can deliver Vitamin C very efficiently

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is created when sunlight is absorbed by skin.

Cholesterol converts to vitamin D which is taken up by the kidneys and liver and assists in healthy cell production. Vitamin D is key in good skin maintenance and whilst Vitamin D is great for skin there is little evidence that topical Vitamin D is helpful.

Vitamin D rich foods include:

  • cereals
  • fish including salmon and tuna
  • fruit juice
  • yoghurt and dairy products

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant, like Vitamin C and has a main function to protect skin against environmental and sun damage.

Vitamin E absorbs UV rays in a mode of photo protection so works very well in a topical application.  This can help prevent dark spots and wrinkles. The body also naturally produces vitamin E through sebum or oil.

Vitamin E rich foods include:

  • Cheese + dairy products
  • Fatty fish such as salmon, tuna + mackerel
  • Small amounts of vitamin D are also found in beef liver + egg yolks.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is key in blood-clotting and wound healing. A deficiency of Vitamin K can lead to concerns such as dark eye circles, broken capillaries and age spots/pigmentation.

Vitamin K rich foods include:

  • cabbage + green beans
  • kale + lettuce
  • spinach

 

By | 2017-05-01T02:29:32+00:00 August 12th, 2016|Nutrition|Comments Off on Skin Vitamins