Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies. That is why it’s important to take proper care of it and supply it with the nutrients it needs, in order to keep it healthy and good-looking.
Below you will find the vitamins that bring the most value to the skin cells, regenerate them, give them strength and protection from the free radicals’ damage.
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Vitamins for skin
The skin is the largest organ in a person’s body. Thus it requires many micronutrients, both vitamins, and minerals to stay beautiful and healthy.
Every skin cell is surrounded by two layers of fat that make up the cell wall. The best fats for the skin are unsaturated fats. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are essential to healthy skin! They help the skin look moisturized and nourished from inside, as at the same time prevent the appearance of flaky spots and premature aging and relieves the damage caused by free radicals.
As the skin is a compound of proteins, it is essential that we give it good quality proteins with the food we eat. This way, the skin is boosted to regenerate itself and create new tissue.
They help the skin to fight free radical damage and oxidation in the deep layers of the skin.
Vitamin A boosts healthy skin cells production, protects against inflammations, infections, and UV light damage. It also acts as an antioxidant to relieve free radicals damage.
It reduces the stress that has been accumulated in the body, thus reduces the signs of aging. Besides, it deeply moisturizes the different skin layers. As a result, reduces hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, or uneven pigmentation.
This vitamin absorbs UVB light; thus it helps you with sun protection and makes the SPF products more effective (this way it reduces the risk of premature aging, dark spots, and pigmentation). Besides, vitamin E is highly suitable for people with eczema or dermatitis, as it reduces inflammations, helps for fast healing of open wounds, and boosts the process of naturally disappearing scars.
Long term use of Vitamin K reduces dark circles, puffy eyes, and under-eye bags. It boosts the creation of new skin cells, thus enhances skin elasticity and makes it look more fresh and energized.
Vitamin D relieves the symptoms of psoriasis and eczema, such as dry, flaky, red, inflamed, itchy areas of skin. It makes the skin stronger and more durable to free radicals. It may sound surprising, but this vitamin also reduces the signs of premature aging. Vitamin D can be supplied either from medical supplements or from the sun. Keep in mind that the skin receives enough vitamin D from the sun, from only 15 minutes of direct exposure. More than 15 minutes can be dangerous for your skin health, so if you want to learn more, check our SPF protection article.