5 Essential Vitamins for A Youthful Glow
Forget the fountain of youth. Vitamins A, C, D, E and K are a surefire way to keep that beautiful glowing skin you were born with.
With the unlimited amount of products and ingredients you should be using on your skin, the over-influx of info can feel overwhelming to say the least. If you're someone who likes to know exactly what you're putting on your face, the good news is that you don’t have to buy into all the hype involving the latest, greatest ingredients and products on the market, you can just stick to the basics—nutrient-rich ingredients, like vitamins A, C, D, K & E, are not only natural, but have been used for the skin benefits for decades. See how below:
We all know that one of the main causes of acne, is clogged pores. Vitamin A removes dead skin cells that clog pores, and so helps prevent acne, heal unwanted stretch marks, wrinkles, eczema, promotes healthy looking skin, and prevents premature aging. Today it's included in several skincare products
Vitamin C is found at high levels in the epidermis (the outer layer of your skin) This vitamin is known for its role in collagen production, and is an antioxidant, slowing down the rate of free-radical damage - free-radicals are unstable molecules that damage collagen, and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles and so you will most likely find vitamin C in many anti-aging skincare products.
Besides what we know about skin complexion as it relates to the sun, Vitamin D is essential for radiant and beautiful skin. This vitamin diminishes the appearance of brown spots and hyper-pigmentation and provides an overall glow to skin complexion. It has been known to help treat psoriasis.
Vitamin E has hydrating properties. By hydrating the superficial layer of the skin, it is able to minimize the appearance of fine lines. In addition, It's anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties aid in wound repair, so the next time you notice a cut that may turn into a scar, consider rubbing a little vitamin E on it to help the skin heal faster. If you have a bottle of vitamin E capsules at home, break one open and add it to your facemask treatment.
Vitamin K helps treat a variety of skin conditions, and is found in several skincare products. This vitamin is known to help the body heal wounds, and so doctors frequent use creams containing vitamin K to heal scars on their patients after surgery. Vitamin K also works wonders on stretch marks, dark spots, acne scarring.