Important vitamins for healthy glowing skin
We all know about the benefits of vitamins. Starting from Soyabean oil to soap; vitamin is found in almost everything. But which vitamins do we actually need? Do vitamins need to be taken as medications or they can be obtained from certain foods? What kind of vitamins should your face creams contain? All these tips are discussed here.
The good sources of vitamin A are available in food includes -yellow, red and green (leafy) vegetables such as spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes and red peppers and yellow fruits such as mango, papaya and apricots. Not only for the eyes but vitamin A is required for the general well being. It is necessary for the maintenance and repair of skin tissue. Vitamin A is very much effective at reducing wrinkles. Vitamin A contains retinoid, which is used for the treatment of different skin conditions including sunburn.
Retinoid creams are recommended by dermatologists for many skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, mole. But using these cream can cause drying of the skin, skin irritation, redness and sun sensitivity. Hence it is important to nourish your skin with antioxidants, moisturizing creams and sunblock while using a vitamin A product. However, vitamin A products shouldn’t be used without the recommendation of a doctor.
Vitamin B complex comprises of several vitamins which are used for formation of new cells and production of energy. Vitamin B is necessary for healthy hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to the scalp through the red blood cells. B1(Thiamin) helps in blood flow to the skin and B3(Niacin) increases capillary dilatation, which increases circulation to the skin. Niacin reduces fine lines and wrinkles by hydrating cells and increasing overall tone. These two vitamins prevents aging , keeps skin healthy and makes it glow by retaining adequate moisture. They also play an important role in ridding the body of toxic and harmful chemicals. Vitamin B1, B3 and B5 containing creams must be used in order to reduce wrinkles and aging caused by stress, sunburn or smoking.
Vitamin B7(Biotin) is essential for healthy skin, nails and hair. Biotin creams are used for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis, mole and eczema. Vitamin B complex vitamins are water soluble. They are excreted through urine. Because of this, our body can't store these vitamins. So we need a fresh supply of these vitamins every day. Taking a vitamin B complex daily or every alternate day is good for your health. Vitamin B and zinc together help prevent hair loss.
Vitamin E is essential and plays vital role in nourishing hair and skin.Vitamin E can be used on hair along with oil or vitamin E capsule gels can be used in home beauty treatments. But vitamin E must be used in the form of di-alpha-tocopherol in order to get good results. So either sun screen containing di-alpha-tocopherol should be used or vitamin E capsules can be mixed with the sunscreen.
Vitamin E helps to fight wrinkles, age spots and other signs of aging. It's a powerful antioxidant. This means it helps to slow down processes that damage cells. Free radicals in our body not only damage cells but also destroy them. Antioxidants reduce the number of free radicals in our body. Vitamin E prevents and repairs free radical damage. Vitamin E has the power to reverse the damage done by harmful solar radiation and the free radicals in our environment.
Vitamin E as an antioxidant fights many conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, age-related vision loss, wrinkles, and even certain cancers.
Vitamin E is found in a wide variety of foods. The richest sources are plant oils, such as soya, corn and olive oil. Other good sources include-nuts and seeds and green vegetables.
Fibres in our skin helps to maintain the overall tone of the skin. Collagen and elastin are two such fibres. But our body cannot synthesize these fibres without Vitamin C. Many face-wash and creams may contain vitamin C. But they are not really much beneficial to the skin if the level of L ascorbic acid is less than 10%. Good sources of vitamin c include-oranges , lemon, red and green peppers, strawberries, blackcurrants, broccoli, brussels sprouts, potatoes, cucumber and tomatoes.
But cooking destroys most of the vitamin C. The main problem is we cannot buy fresh fruits and vegetables these days because of formalin and harmful pesticides used. In order to make fruits and vegetables free of formalin they should be dipped in water for at least one hour before consumption.
Vitamin C is a powerful and effective antioxidant that protect our body from many diseases. Vitamin C must be taken regularly in order to stay healthy. That’s because vitamin C is also water soluble like vitamin B. Since they are excreted through urine, our body can't store these vitamins.
Exposure to extreme sunlight can reduce the effectiveness of vitamin containing beauty products. If you use any vitamin containing beauty products then you should use it once again at night before going to bed.