The Vitamins You Need for Optimal Skin Health
When we think about vitamins, we usually think about them with food or supplements. But while we are 100% on board with eating a healthy diet, vitamins also play an important role in our skincare products and services. Some actually work better when applied directly to the skin (topically) than ingested! We wanted to detail three of the most beneficial of these micronutrients for our skin health, Vitamin A, C, and E.
Vitamins A, C, and E are powerful tools to help us achieve healthy skin. While supplements or a multi-vitamin can help you keep your entire body in working order, they don’t help the skin as much. If you really want to reap the benefits of these vitamins for your skin, you need to put them there! They work the best right where they are applied. The three most common skin conditions that we treat are aging skin, acne, and hyperpigmentation. Vitamins A, C, and E can be used to treat all three! Let’s look at each micronutrient to see what it can do.
is an essential nutrient that supports skin, eye, and reproductive health. You’ve probably heard of Retinol, which is a form of Vitamin A. It’s a common ingredient in skincare.
Vitamin A works hard to:
- Regenerate cells
- Regulate the flow of oil
- Encourage RNA (prevents cells from degrading)
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles
- Smooth texture and even tone
- Normalize skin functions
- Stimulate fibroblast cells to boost collagen and elastin
is a powerful antioxidant. There’s a reason people reach for it when they’re sick! But it actually has a vital role in skin care, too. This powerhouse vitamin helps skin:
- Stimulate the production of collagen and elastin
- Brighten the complexion and even overall skin tone
- Fight cellular degradation
- Inhibit melanin production (reducing dark spots)
- Improve texture
is actually a group of compounds, but it’s a type called tocopherol when talking about skincare. (You’ll notice this name on common ingredient lists for skincare products. It’s just a fancy way of saying Vitamin E!)
This special ingredient works to:
- Restore cellular damage
- Fight off free radicals
- Moisturize and heal the skin
- Soothe and calm skin
- Guard the skin barrier
- Team up with Vitamin C to make them both more effective
While lots of skincare products and treatments promote the vitamins they include, you should try to get the highest quality of ingredients. While a drugstore product might have Vitamin A in its ingredient list, it may be at such a small dosage that you won’t get the full effects.
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