It’s time to take our vitamin intake a little bit more seriously.. Personally, i was one of those women who avoided chugging on multivitamins for the longest time for the fact that they actually increased my appetite and made me gain weight.. After i hit 30, i am no longer resisting vitamin intake, but opening my arms wide and open to it.
I started seeing the thirst that my skin projected for certain vitamins.. So, i realised i need to top up my health game by supplementing my regimen with specific vitamins that target essential skin needs.. After all, our skin is the largest organ, it needs way much more TLC than you might think!
It’s important to know that vitamin deficiencies can cause adverse effects on the skin.
And making sure you get enough vitamins can keep your skin looking healthy and youthful. This could translate to a reduction in dark spots, redness, wrinkles, rough patches and excessive dryness..
So drop your multi vitamin pills, asses your skin’s situation and supplement them with specific vitamins that target your problem..Pill form or topical, it’s crucial to identify your skin’s need and spot-heal it your own way!
As always CIIN comes to the rescue and breaks down which vitamins work best for every undesirable skin situation..
1 || Vit D
Most individuals are deficient in vitamin D which is important for helping to control acne. Having low amounts of vitamin D weakens your immune system and increases oil production in your skin. It boosts the immune system and has anti-inflammatory properties, which is important for an acne-fighting regimen. Sun exposure helps induce the production of this vitamin, but for acne misery, supplementation is needed..
2 || Vit B6
Vitamin B6 is another vitamin that serves the purpose of controlling acne. The difference between B and other supplements, is that vitamin B6 works immediately, while with other supplements, it might be one to two months before you start to notice a difference. So ‘B’ it!
3 || Vit A palmitate (topical)
vitamin A palmitate which is also known as retinol promotes normal development of the skin’s tissue, helps the skin stay soft and plump, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and contains antioxidants. What more do we need, a regenerating magical pill..!
4 || Vit C (topical)
If you want to even out skin tone and build collagen, we suggests looking for the ester form of vitamin C, which is neutral compared to normal, acidic vitamin C. This form of the vitamin also called tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate on some ingredient bottles, serves that purpose.. It is more stable and less acidic and better absorbed into the skin.
5 || Vit E (topical)
We call it the first defines front for the skin.. There are two forms of vitamin E: tocotrienol and tocopherol acetate.
Tocotrienol is a potent antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals. It is also the first line of defense when protecting against the sun’s harmful UV rays; it reduces the penetration and absorption of ultraviolet radiation. Tocopheryl acetate is also a potent antioxidant, but it focuses on keeping the skin hydrated.
6 || Vitamin K
This magical vitamin is essential in aiding the body’s process of blood clotting, which helps the body heal wounds, bruises, and areas affected by surgery. The basic functions of vitamin K are also thought to help certain skin conditions, such as stretch marks, spider veins, scars, dark spots and stubborn circles under your eyes..