Feed Your Skin

February 20, 2015

It’s no secret that vitamins and minerals are essential for good health on the inside. Most of us know that eating carrots is good for our eyesight due to the vitamin A contained in them. Oranges are the”go to” fruits to build our immune systems thanks to the vitamin C contained in them. We all need milk, yogurt and other dairy products for the calcium that helps us to have strong bones, teeth and nails. Now skin care experts are telling us that vitamins and minerals are equally important for good skin health and this is why any skin care product worth its salt will contain both vitamins and minerals



Vitamin A


Vitamin A is the known as the youth vitamin when it comes to skin care. This vitamin is responsible for skin cell turnover as it contains tremendous anti-ageing properties. Vitamin A promotes good skin elasticity, removes fine lines and makes skin tone even. In terms of external skin care, you cannot go wrong with retinol based skin care products. Retinol is probably the only ingredient that you can put on your skin to remove wrinkles, smoothen your skin and repair your skin after it has been exposed to the sun. Look for skin care products that contain all of:

  • Retinyl Propriate
  • Retinaldehyde
  • Retinyl Propionate
  • Retinyl Acetate
  • Retinol



Vitamin B


The vitamin B group is responsible for increasing energy on the inside of your body and it does the same on the outside too. Vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6 and B12 are all great for promoting good skin function and improving good blood circulation. They also help to regenerate skin tissue and create collagen. Vitamin B helps to counter dry skin, outbreaks and balance oily skin. If you want skin care products with the B group of vitamins then you should use products that contain:

  • Panthenol
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • PABA
  • Nicotinamide
  • Niacin
  • Biotin



Vitamin C


Vitamin C ( found in citrus fruits) and otherwise known as ascorbic acid is responsible for many of the skin’s functions Some of them include:

  • Boosting your  skin cell’s immunity
  • Slowing down the processes  of photo damage and photo ageing
  • Protecting your skin against harmful UVa and UVB rays
  • Encouraging the process of collagen production
  • Healing bruises and scar tissue
  • Reviving dull and dreary skin
  • Lending radiance to skin
  • Brightening your skin
  • Minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and lines
  • Strengthening the skin
  • Producing elastin and collagen

Skin care products that contain Vitamin C will contain the following ingredients:

  • Phosphate
  • Folic Acid
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate
  • Ascorbyl Phosphate
  • L-Ascorbic Acid

Vitamin E


Vitamin E is instrumental in protecting your skin from free radicals thereby ensuring that your skin’s structure and DNA remains unaffected by the sun and other toxic elements. Vitamin E helps your skin to remain moist by looking after the lipid based cell membrane. Here are some other incredible benefits of Vitamin E based skin care products:

  • Protects your skin from photo-ageing
  • Enhances and retains moisture
  • Improves the tone of your skin
  • Treats scar tissue and reduces scar tissue formation
  • Heals skin irritations and inflammation

Vitamin E is found in these active ingredients:

  • Alpha Tocopheryl
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Tocopheryl Linoleate

As Forrest Gump said “They go together like peas and carrots” so do vitamins E and C go together. They work in tandem to ensure healthy skin. The best skin care products contain a combination of vitamins A,C and E as these combined vitamins work wonderfully together to produce beautiful skin. For even better results, consume the foods in the images above - they will leave your skin and body healthy.





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