No matter what products you use, it’s all about the ingredients that are in them that drive the big results. Yes, we’re talking about vitamins that we seem to forget about, but are really essential for beautiful-looking skin. Here, we present the most important vitamins for healthy, glowing skin always. So get your notepads out because we’re about to school you on the ABCs of vitamins!
If dry skin is a constant battle, your body may need more Vitamin A. This essential nutrient helps in repairing skin tissue which is why it’s vital for healthy skin. In the beauty world, you may also know it as retinol, found in many products nowadays. Find it naturally in carrots, sweet potatoes and dark, leafy vegetables.
POPxo Recommends: Vaseline Healthy White Complete 10 AHA & Pro-Retinol Body Lotion (Rs 235) is a great daily moisturizer.
A combination of B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B7 (biotin) and B9 (folic acid), it really does have a whole lot of goodness. Adequate Vitamin B can brighten and moisturise skin, reduce pigmentation and promote hair and nail growth. So, eat lots of oatmeal, rice, eggs, and bananas as these are rich in Vitamin B.
POPxo Recommends: Organix Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Conditioner (Rs 725) for thick gorgeous hair.
The most loved ingredient when it comes to anti-ageing and skin correcting serums, Vitamin C helps build collagen too. From curing colds to building immunity, this wonderful vitamin does a great job at brightening your skin tone and also reverse sun damage. So grab those citrus fruits or a glass of fresh OJ every morning.
POPxo Recommends: The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost (Rs 1,995) a great addition to your handbag for the busy girl.
We love anti-oxidants as they fight-off free radicals helping protect skin from ageing. Natural Vitamin D is adequately found in the sun so do make it a point to soak up the sun at least twenty minutes a day.
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Another regular that can be found in many beauty products – Vitamin E reduces inflammation and adds elasticity to the skin. Nuts, olives, and spinach are high in Vitamin E, so make a healthy salad for lunch with these ingredients.
POPxo Recommends: Fabindia Vitamin E Night Cream (Rs 490) is budget friendly and an all-natural night cream.
Yeah, we’d all LOVE a little vitamin Kardashian, but in this case, we’re talking about the vitamin that is used in a lot of eye creams. Vitamin K helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles and it tightens the skin around that area too. If you’re a bit conscious of your crow’s feet and bags then make sure you get a good Vitamin K enriched eye cream. Remember to load up on fresh produce because that is where the bulk of your vitamins will come from.
POPxo Recommends: Dermarie Eye Illuminator Anti-aging Eye Cream + Vitamin K (Rs 6,531) will help with those dark circles.