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Vitamins for Healthy Skin

Vitamins are the foundation of a healthy body and healthy skin. When we take our daily supply of essential vitamins they nourish, restore and repair damaged cells, aid in faster regeneration of new cells. After all what we put into our bodies is reflected on the skin. Then when have a great natural skin care treatment plan, we can add some amazing skincare devices like the Dermawand, to attain the perfect skin we have dreamed of.

Along with applying vitamins on skin surface it’s imperative to consume the daily recommended amount of all essential vitamins for proper functioning of body’s internal system. Different vitamins have different role to play in replenishing the skin. You can treat your skin inside out by both consuming and applying foods rich in vitamin A, B, C, E and k.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A plays a major role in repairing damaged skin tissues. Deficiency of vitamin A may be reflected in dull and dry skin. Vitamin A is used to curb wrinkles, to treat acne and heal skin wounds as it speeds up cellular growth.

FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN A:

  • broccoli
  • kale
  • spinach
  • red bell peppers
  • pumpkin
  • carrot
  • cod liver oil
  • apricot
  • cantaloupe
  • tomatoes
  • eggs

A derivative of vitamin A called Retinoic acid/ retinoid is used in most anti-aging and anti-acne creams as it controls sebum (oil) production.

Sebum is a nutrient source for bacteria, so in simple terms, less sebum= less bacteria= clear healthy skin. A topical retinoid solution is used for spot treatment but it can make skin dry and sensitive. Try very low percentage (.5) solution or consult a dermatologist for an accurate prescription.

Vitamin B

Vitamin B is essential for hair, nails and skin health. It aids in synthesis and better absorption of other nutrients in the body as well.

Vitamin B complex consist of 8 water soluble vitamins known as:

  • vitamin b1 (thiamine)
  • vitamin b2 (riboflavin)
  • vitamin b3 (niacin)
  • vitamin b5 (pantothenic acid)
  • vitamin b6 (pyridoxine)
  • vitamin b7 (biotin)
  • vitamin b9 (folic acid)
  • vitamin b12

Vitamin B protects skin against UV damage caused by sun rays, prevents acne and keeps skin hydrated. It gives skin a natural glow, heals scaly and flaky skin by regulating oxygen flow to the outermost layers of skin.

Biotin keeps scalp healthy, cures dandruff, hair loss and aids in new hair growth by stimulating blood circulation to hair follicles.

Dull and brittle nails indicate biotin deficiency, consult your physician before taking any vitamin B supplement. Along with skin benefits Vitamin B complex also improves metabolism, aids in protein digestion, strengthens bones and muscles, stimulates intestinal and bowel function, prevents moodiness, restlessness, insomnia and fatigue, improves liver health, and relieves PMS.

Anti-inflammatory food sources for vitamin B: 

  • pinto beans
  • halibut
  • mixed nuts
  • salmon