Vitamins for Your Skin
As we hover in that awkward week between Christmas and New Year's Eve, this is the perfect time to feed your skin with the exact vitamins it needs to stay healthy. Regardless of your skin type or tone, everyone's skin needs a radiance boost as we say goodbye to the bear trap that was 2017.
You may see a ton of products touting this vitamin in it's ingredients. Most commonly, vitamin C has been recommended as an oral supplement to help boost the immune system against ailments. When it comes to skincare, Vitamin C acts in a very similar way: as a protector against environmental damage. The antioxidant properties of Vitamin C (aka ascorbic acid) cause it to be the primary defender against UV damage from sum exposure. Those sun spots that are about to appear (or already have) meet their ultimate nemesis in Vitamins C.
Remember that the skin regenerative itself and repairs any damage while you sleep. That means that a moisturizer like the one above will have the most impact when you slip on your sleep mask and catch those zzz. If you are looking for the ultimate in protection during the day time, definitely go for a sunscreen with Vitamin C.
Vitamin E has long been used to help with scars and discoloration to even skin tone and heal blemishes. Another great benefit of this vitamin is that is acts as a barricade against free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules or atoms due to an uneven amount of electrons, which makes them havoc on our bodies, specifically our skin. How? They age us prematurely! Vitamin E help to protect against these by stabilizing the radicals without destabilizing itself (here, have an electron, friend!).
You can also buy Vitamin E capsules at your local pharmacy and break them open for the oil inside for the same effect. I would recommend only doing this on scars that are not on your face. The more pure the concentration of Vitamin E, the greater the risk that it may clog up your pores and cause a break out. That's why it's good to buy products that are carriers for this vitamin so that chemists have already devised the most effective way for you to hit that Fountain of Youth.
There are many B vitamins and you may recognize them as being used to give your favorite celebs energy before they go out to perform (ahem, Madonna). You can also use various B vitamins topically to provide the same energy boost to your complexion. Here I highlight some of the Bs that will have your newly bouncy, young skin getting all As.
So whether you're getting vitamin injections, having someone come over with an IV, or just trying to save your face from the impending apocalypse, be sure to stock up on vitamins to keep your whole body healthy. As always, do your research and talk to a doctor before introducing any new supplements to go into your body and talk to your dermatologist or beauty chemist about what may be best for your skincare routine.
Leave your comments below to let me know what vitamins you swear by and what products have saved you this year. #2017islava