You may eat your fruits and veggies. You may even pop a multivitamin every day. Yet your skin care routine is still missing out on the value of anti-aging vitamins. Research shows that these nutrients are essential for preventing and reversing many signs of aging. A well-balanced diet is important, of course--eating a variety of healthy foods helps keep skin supple and glowing. But the fact is, the body delivers only a certain percentage of vitamins to your skin, no matter how much you ingest. There's no way to send them straight to your crow's feet or brown spots. The solution: applying vitamins topically to deliver maximum anti-aging benefits--everything from improving texture and tone to fading under eye circles. Here is a list of the best vitamins for your skin:
Vitamin A: Best Overall Age Fighter
Proven to reduce wrinkles, fade brown spots, and smooth roughness
Vitamin B3: Boosts Hydration to Reduce Redness
Proven to increase production of ceramides and fatty acids, two key components of your skin's outer protective barrier. As that barrier is strengthened, skin is able to keep moisture in and irritants out making B3 a great ingredient if your complexion is dry or sensitive.
Vitamin B5: “The Calmer”
Proven to help soothe, calm and repair troubled skin. In addition this powerful vitamin hydrates, helps to smooth fine lines, helps with chronic skin issues like: acne, rosacea, eczema, scarring, wound healing and reduces acne related blemishes.
Vitamin C: All-Around Anti-Ager
Proven to mop up the free radicals that trigger wrinkles, sagging, and other aging changes. Vitamin C also helps to smooth and firm skin and fade brown spots.
Vitamin E: "The Protector"
Proven to stop dryness by helping skin retain its natural moisture. Vitamin E's potent ability to neutralize damaging free radicals has earned it the moniker "the protector." A slew of skin care studies document its superstar status. In one, E significantly reduced the number of these unstable molecules created after exposure to cigarette smoke. Others show that when it's used before UV exposure, skin is less red, swollen, and dry.
Vitamin D: The Skin Recharger
An antioxidant that helps to fight free radical damage, reduce oxidative stress to the skin and ward off signs of ageing including fine lines and wrinkles.
The research on the role of probiotics in skincare is growing at an exciting pace. Early research has shown that certain strains have been prominent in reducing inflammation and eczema, while others were able to decrease oil production and help reduce breakouts. There’s a clear connection between the gut and skin clarity and health.
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