Nourishing your body, the right dose of the vitamins can largely benefit your health. That’s no secret, right? Below, we highlight 5 vitamins that can both boost your immunity as well as enhance your skin’s health, appearance, and glow.
1. Vitamin E
Very often, aspects of contemporary life – your diet, exposure to UV radiation, air pollution, smoking, and drinking can cause oxidative stress. This may lead to:
- Premature skin ageing
- Weakened cells and tissues
- Heightened vulnerability to diseases
- Nuts (almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts)
- Green leafy vegetables (spinach, broccoli)
- Sunflower seeds
- Vegetable oils (olive oil, wheat germ oil, soybean oils)
2. Vitamin C
- Boosts collagen production and slows down skin ageing— by neutralizing free radicals in the skin that causes ageing
- Helps prevent dry skin problems
- Reduces sun-induced cell damage, appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Has an overall brightening effect on dull skin!
3. Vitamin B
The B Vitamins act as coenzymes in numerous biochemical reactions in the body. They are therefore essential for the proper growth, maintenance and functioning of all cells, tissues, and organs. This explains why Vitamin B is crucial for both – a strong immune system, and healthy skin! Inadequate levels of B vitamins may lead to loss of appetite, fatigue, irritability, lack of concentration, and dry skin. Now, let’s take a look at two vitamins from this family, that would make for great additions to your skincare routine and your diet.
4. Vitamin B3
This multi-faceted nutrient brings heaps of benefits for the skin and the immune system. Research has proven that Vitamin B3 helps to destroy disease-causing micro-organisms and boosts the functioning of the central nervous system. On the skin benefits front, niacinamide PC, a form of Vitamin B3 is really effective in the following ways:
- Improving skin moisturization
- Minimizing signs of ageing
- Delivering an even-looking skin tone
- Reducing the appearance of acne and acne scars
5. Vitamin B12
Also known as Cyanocobalamin, Vitamin B12 greatly helps with the repair and renewal of damaged skin cells. In addition, it’s a gold mine for anyone who struggles to get rid of hyperpigmentation. It does so by regulating the production of pigment in your skin. Besides, B12 goes a long way in energizing the body and ensuring that your immune system functions normally. If you find yourself tiring out often or too easily, consider consuming Vitamin B12. Getting Your Dose of Vitamin B12: Topical use of B12 could deliver great results, since this way, it gets directly absorbed into the skin. However, if you want to reap benefits other than those for the skin, consuming it in the form of food would be a better idea. This vitamin is naturally found in most animal products like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, etc. Vegetarians could consider animal-derived foods such as milk and cheese.
All in all, the above-mentioned vitamins are extremely effective, and give so much bang for the buck! Did we also mention that these vitamins are also present in our formulations— of course varying from person to person, depending on your skin concerns, lifestyle and environmental factors.Lastly, don’t forget these lifestyle tips for clear skin:
- Get a good share of beauty sleep
- Keep a tab on smoking and toxic drinks.
- Make exercise part of your routine