Products? Check! Sleeping? Check! Working out? Check! But what about taking your vitamins?
In the world of skincare, it seems the importance of vitamins is not talked about as much as they should be. When treating and maintaining your skin, vitamins are essential for ensuring that you continue to have healthy, radiant skin. So, put down your highlighters, and continue reading on how you can get a natural glow from top five vitamins!
A is for ‘anti-aging’. Found in foods like sweet potatoes, carrots and spinach, vitamin A is great for promoting overall skin health, and reversing the signs of ageing. Skin care products usually contain a special vitamin A called Retinoid to reduce wrinkles and fight acne.
Vitamin C works wonders for improving skin texture and complexion! This essential promotes healthy collagen so your skin always looks smooth and renewed. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that prevents infections and free radicals damage from the environment. This vitamin is found naturally in citrus fruits and greens such as broccoli, brussels sprout and kale.
Also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’, our skin naturally produces vitamin D from sun exposure. Vitamin D builds our immune systems, and also is and helps to treat psoriasis. Persons that don’t get enough vitamin D are often paler and prone to acne and skin infections. You can get your vitamin D by getting 10 minutes of sun exposure, taking supplements or eating natural and fortified foods like cereal, fish, yoghurt and eggs.
Have you always wanted your skin to have that dewy glow? Vitamin E is known for providing moisture to dry skin and fighting free radicals. You can find vitamin E in our moisture-balancing products and foods like nuts and seeds.
Great for healing wounds, vitamin K promotes skin recovery. Vitamin K is also good for tackling issues that cause your skin to appear darker (like under eye circles). This is because, without vitamin K, the blood is not circulating as well as it should, causing some areas to appear dark and discoloured. Vitamin K can be found in green vegetables like cabbage, kale and spinach. It can also be found in meats like liver and fish.