Are vitamins good for you
If you aren’t consuming enough Vitamin A, you’ll most likely encounter skin issues like dry or flaky skin popping up.
Vitamin A is crucial to help maintain and repair your skin, so if your body is lacking in Vitamin A, the difference is noticeable. You can get Vitamin A from many fruits and vegetables.
Retin-A is a topical form of Vitamin A available by prescription that is used mainly as an acne treatment. Studies have shown that retinol less potent formulas that are available over the counter, can help control less severe acne conditions as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Retinols is also one of the ingredients found in many anti-aging creams and treatments.
The B vitamin biotin is one of the most important nutrients for maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails.
Insufficient biotin levels leads to problems like hair loss and itchy, scaly dermatitis. Your body produces its own biotin, but you should also be getting it in foods like bananas, rice, oatmeal, and eggs.
There are many creams and lotions available that contain B vitamins; using them helps hydrate your skin cells and improve skin tone, giving your skin a much healthier appearance.
Niacin (also known as Vitamin B3) especially helps with moisture retention, which plumps the skin, reducing fine lines. It also works as an anti-inflammatory agent to alleviate red or irritated skin. Some creams use Niacin as a lightener to help remove spots or treat blotchy skin.
An important recent discovery in dermatology is the healing effects of Vitamin C on skin damaged by free radicals, which can destroy the collagen and elastin in skin. Free radicals are a byproduct of smoke, pollution, and sunlight, and the damage they do leads to wrinkles and older-looking skin.
A diet high in Vitamin C, found in citrus fruits and many vegetables, can help reverse the damage done to skin by free radicals.
Supplementing with 500-1,000 milligrams of Vitamin C each day is also a good idea. When used in combination with Vitamin E, it may protect the skin from the damages of sun exposure.
It’s been suggested that creams with Vitamin C can help increase the production of collagen, helping to restore younger-looking skin. Check the ingredients and make sure that the L-ascorbic acid form of Vitamin C is on the list; it’s the only kind that will be absorbed into the skin.
Vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant, and research has shown that it also helps lessen the effects of sun damage.
Studies have shown that a dose of 400 IU (units) of vitamin E each day can reduce the risk of damage from UV rays and may also slow down the generation of cancerous cells. When taken together with Vitamin A, studies have seen as much as a 70% reduction in one contracting from a kind of skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma.
Vitamin E has also been used to lessen wrinkles and fine lines, helping skin look younger. However, some studies suggest that an overdose of Vitamin E may cause harm to our body. As such, you need to make sure you aren’t taking more than the recommended 400 IU daily.
You can also find Vitamin E in skin lotions and creams as well as in a serum to apply directly to the skin. Lotions with both Vitamins E and C can help protect your skin from UV damage.
One of Vitamin K’s most important jobs is making sure that blood clots. But studies have shown that it can also help to reduce those dark circles under your eyes. This is especially true when used in serums and creams that combine Vitamin K and Vitamin A.