Your Skin Needs Vitamins
Many of us take vitamin supplements, firmly believing that they make us healthier and fitter while giving a welcome boost to our daily diet.
Getting the right vitamins for your skin
Taking care of your skin should be an essential part of your health regimen, remembering that it is your body’s largest organ. Ensuring you get enough vitamins to keep your skin looking healthy and youthful will also mean less of the following:
- Dark spots
- Rough patches
- Excessive dryness
There are four essential vitamins for your skin
Vitamin D which is easily made when sunlight is absorbed by your skin. When this happens, cholesterol converts to vitamin D which is then taken up 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.
Up to twenty minutes of daily exposure to as much skin as possible helps to manufacture vitamin D throughout the skin.
You can also supplement with vitamin D3 - especially during the winter months. The darker your skin and as you age means extra vitamin D is needed.
Vitamin C is found in high levels in the epidermis (outer layer of skin) as well as the dermis (inner layer of skin), it has excellent antioxidant properties, and its role in collagen production helps keep your skin healthy.
Taking vitamin C orally decreases cell damage while helping the healing process of bodily wounds. Vitamin C can also help delay those signs of aging because of its vital role in the body’s natural collagen synthesis, helping to heal damaged skin and even reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Adequate vitamin C intake can also help repair and prevent dry skin. Vitamin C is found in many food products such as citrus fruits, strawberries, broccoli, spinach and more.
When supplementing Vitamin C, the recommendation is 1,000 mg per day.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant with its main function in skin care being to protect against sun damage, absorbing 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.
Most adults need about 15 mg of vitamin E per day. Your diet should include plenty of nuts and seeds such as almonds, hazelnuts and sunflower seeds. You can also include a vitamin E supplement.
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. Vitamin K is also useful in helping the body to absorb vitamin D. The basic functions of vitamin K are also thought to help certain skin conditions, such as:
Simply Skin Vitamin Oil
We can also give an external vitamin boost to our skin, particularly to the face and neck area...
Our Simply Skin Vitamin Oil is a one of a kind nutritional blend of oils to feed the delicate skin on your face.
Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and Omega fatty acids, all essential for the balance and nourishment of your skin.
This rare Formula is made from a blend of pure natural cold pressed and expeller pressed precious oils with a small molecular structure so they can penetrate the skin.
Use regularly on your face and neck.
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