The importance of Vitamins

Posted by Andrew Rabey on

Vitamins for the skin

 

 5 Best vitamins for your Skin

 Let's start by order of importance, in my personal opinion Vitamin C is most beneficial when referring to skin although deficiency is rare. Nonetheless I will start the list with vitamin C.

 

 Vitamin C is an antioxidant and found in citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits. Bell peppers are also a very good source for vitamin C. Oral supplements for vitamin C are also easy to obtain and found in pretty much every grocery store.

 When it comes to anti aging products vitamin C is one for one the common denominator. Vitamin C can help with wrinkled appearance, dryness of the skin, age spots and a better skin-aging appearance.   

 

 And vitamin C goes beyond the skin. Also known as ascorbic acid, it is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It's involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.  

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Next on my list is Vitamin E

 

Like vitamin C, vitamin E is an antioxidant. Its main function in skin care is to protect against sun damage. Vitamin E absorbs the harmful UV light from the sun when applied to the skin. Photoprotection refers to the body’s ability to minimize the damage caused by UV rays. This can help prevent dark spots and wrinkles.

 

Normally, the body produces vitamin E through sebum, an oily substance emitted though the skin’s pores. In the right balance, sebum helps keep the skin conditioned and prevents dryness. If you have particularly dry skin, vitamin E can possibly help counteract a lack of sebum. Vitamin E also helps in the treatment of skin inflammation.

 

 Vitamin E is also very easy to obtain these days in the form of a multi vitamin.

 

 Vitamin A

Vitamin A and maybe should be second on this list, is important in the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair.

 It contributes to the production of sebum, the oil that helps maintain levels of moisture in the skin and hair.

 Topical and oral retinoids (Vitamin A) are common prescription treatments for acne and other skin conditions, including wrinkles. Oral vitamin A is also used as a treatment for measles and dry eye in people with low levels of vitamin A. Vitamin A is also used for a specific type of leukemia.

Fish, Butter, cheese, Kale and sweet potato can be a good source of vitamin A.

 Vitamin D

 Is most often made when sunlight is absorbed by your skin.

 Cholesterol converts to vitamin D when this happens.

 

 Vitamin D is then taken up by your liver and kidneys and transported throughout the body to help create healthy cells. This includes the skin, where vitamin D plays an important role in skin tone. It may even help treat psoriasis.

 

 Vitamin K

 

Vitamin K is essential in aiding the body’s process of blood clotting, which helps the body heal wounds, bruises, and areas affected by surgery. The basic functions of vitamin K are also thought to help certain skin conditions,

 

Such as: stretch marks, spider veins, scars, and dark spots.

 

 Overall eat healthy, fruits and vegetables, leafy vegetables are the best natural source where most of our vitamins can be found and always drink lots of water.

 

 These statements may or may not be supported by the FDA. This is just information.