Often forgotten under the shine of shimmer kits, vitamins are essential for healthy and clear skin. Not only can you load up on these wonder-vitamins by adding them to your diet but also find them in your favourite beauty buys. Here’s everything you need to know about these double-duty vitamins.
If dry skin is a constant battle, your body may need more Vitamin A. This essential nutrient helps repair skin. Known as retinols in the world of beauty, you can look for it on product labels. Find it naturally in carrots, sweet potatoes and dark, leafy vegetables.
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Vitamin B Complex
A combination of B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B7 (biotin) and B9 (folic acid), has 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.
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The most loved ingredient when it comes to anti-ageing and skin correcting serums, Vitamin C helps skin build collagen too. This vitamin also does a great job at brightening your skin tone and also reversing sun damage. So grab those citrus fruits or a glass of fresh OJ every morning.
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We love anti-oxidants as they fight-off free radicals helping protect skin from ageing. Vitamin D is adequately found in the sun so do make it a point to soak up the sun at least 20 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 Vit E, so make a healthy salad for lunch with these ingredients.
Fabindia Vitamin E Night Cream, Fabindia, Rs 490; on nykaa.com
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 reduce the appearance of dark circles and it tightens the skin around that area too. Remember to load up on fresh produce because that is where the bulk of your vitamins will come from.
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