We all know that vitamins are good for us; whether it’s because we’ve read it in a magazine or heard it in a passing conversation, incorporating vitamins into your diet does have its benefits.
However, can you solely rely on these useful nutrients to give you flawless skin, or do you need to enlist other help to keep your skin looking great all year round?
The Main Four Vitamins
Keeping your biggest organ healthy should be part of anyone’s health and beauty routine. This can be done in a variety of ways, but including the four main vitamins in your diet can drastically help your skin look smoother and healthier with very little effort.
Vitamin D is essential for keeping your skin tone even and the health of your skin cells. The most common way to incorporate vitamin D into your routine is to spend some time outdoors while the sun is out. Although extensive exposure to the sun can cause serious damage to your skin, limiting yourself to 10 minutes basking in the rays and protecting yourself with sufficient sun cream throughout the day.
You can increase your intake of vitamin D within your diet by drinking more orange juice, eating yogurts and including fish such as tuna and salmon.
Vitamin C is also extremely important in keeping your skin healthy. It helps your skin fight cancer and is a great antioxidant and can enhance your body’s ability to produce collagen, which is why it is often found in many skincare products.
Increasing your intake of vitamin C will help your skin repair itself and essentially age better. Eating fruits such as strawberries and spinach will help with your vitamin C levels, as well as drinking pure orange juice.
Vitamin E is also an antioxidant which is important in the protection of your skin through the production of sebum – the oily substance on your skin that keeps it moisturised. Preventing dryness is essential for your skins health, no matter what time of year it is. Inflamed skin is also something that can be lessened by vitamin E.
Keep your intake of vitamin E up by eating more nuts and seeds during the day. You may also notice that some of your moisturisers and other beauty products include vitamin E within them, sometimes coupled with vitamin C!
Vitamin K is one of the lesser known vitamins, but still one of the most important when it comes to keeping your skin looking and feeling happy and healthy. Its main function is to help with the clotting of blood within the body, which means it helps heal injuries just as bruises and cuts.
It is often used in treatments which target skin issues such as stretch marks, scars, dark eye circles and spider veins.
In order to increase your vitamin K intake, you should look at introducing more green vegetables into your diet. Foods such as spinach, lettuce, green beans and cabbage really can help you with your battle against dark circles!
A Little Help
While these vitamins can help boost your skin’s health, it never hurts to have a little help. With a variety of products available which target skin health, we know how important it is to keep the biggest – and most exposed – organ in your body safe and healthy.
To find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today where a member of our expert team will be more than happy to discuss our products with you.