When it comes to skincare, a more holistic approach is always recommended. Of course, your favourite moisturiser and actives may do wonders for your skin, but what you feed your body is just as crucial.
This is where vitamins come into play. We all know what our bodies require, from Vitamin D supplements to antioxidants, but have you ever considered what your skin really requires? So here’s your checklist of beauty supplements that will do your skin more good than that pricey bottle of serum.
Fatty acids are nutrients that are responsible for maintaining the skin’s natural oil barrier. And, if you have whiteheads, blackheads, or acne, you may be deficient in essential fatty acids (EFA). Studies suggest that women who have an EFA deficiency can produce more sebum, which can cause breakouts. Get your daily dose of Omega 3 and Omega 6 to help with skin problems. Cooking oils, poultry, salmon, flaxseed, and safflower oils are all good sources of EFA as well.
Biotin, the building block of skin, hair, and nail cells, is perhaps the most important skin vitamin. Hair loss, itchy scalp, and flaky skin can all result from a deficiency of Biotin. Bananas, eggs, oats, and rice are food sources that are rich in vitamin B. Niacin, another B vitamin, aids in moisture retention and soothes dry, irritated skin.
If you have dry skin, this should be your go-to solution. This powerhouse aids in the retention of natural moisture while also neutralising harmful free radicals. Dermatologists advise using Vitamin E and C-rich solutions to the skin before and after sun exposure to relieve redness, flaking, roughness, and irritated skin. If you’re wondering what to eat to get such glowing, radiant skin, good dietary sources include vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and spinach, but getting enough from food alone is difficult. Supplements are safe, but no more than 1000 mg per day should be taken without consulting with your doctor.
Vitamin C is a front-runner in the fight against sun damage, which is the leading cause of skin ageing. Free radicals that cause wrinkling, sagging, and other ageing effects are addressed by supplements and local application. Vitamin C also helps brighten and tighten the skin while fading dark spots, making it the healthiest skin supplement. People who start ingesting vitamin C-rich foods (including citrus fruits, bell peppers, and leafy greens) and take a Vitamin C supplement experience fewer DNA damage in skin cells, sunburn, wrinkles, and improved skin texture.
So ladies, let’s focus on beauty that works from within.
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