Mira Rajput Kapoor just revealed the contents of her nightstand on Instagram. The drawer contains not just lip balms and eye masks but vitamins D3 and B12 supplements. The YouTuber-cum-fashionista is borderline obsessed with skincare and I believe these supplements must have some beauty benefits for Mira to endorse them.
I did some research and even talked to Dr. Madhuri Agarwal, Founder & Medical Director, Yavana Aesthetics Clinic, to understand them better. Here’s why I’ll be adding them to my cart.
Vitamin B12 reduces dryness, pigmentation, inflammation, and acne. This is why it can treat conditions like psoriasis and eczema naturally. A lack of this vitamin, according to Dr. Agarwal, can lead to hyperpigmentation and vitiligo.
It even has anti-ageing abilities that can smooth over lines and wrinkles. Not just that. B12 is responsible for the production of R.B.Cs. Healthy blood cells provide the hair follicles with all the nutrients they need to grow. The same applies to the nails.
Vitamin D3 protects your skin against the effects of UV-induced damage. UV radiation damages the cells and accelerates the process of ageing. This vitamin can prevent that by brightening the skin, treating redness caused by sunlight, and controlling acne too. The Melts Natural Vitamin D3 is what I swear by.
The internet and Dr. Madhuri both believe in the power of Glutathione. Just like D3 and B12, this antioxidant can brighten the skin tone over time. This ingredient helps in fighting spots, pigmentation, and scars caused by acne too.
Biotin is a water-soluble Vitamin B compound that has gained popularity off-late, but it’s primarily for the hair. It’s said to enhance the shine, volume, and strength of each strand over time. Biotin is also marketed as a supplement that hydrates and moisturises the skin and improves nail health. But Dr. Madhuri is a little skeptical about this one’s ability to prevent hair loss. “No studies support Biotin’s benefit in hair loss, and it has been proven to be harmful to your health when used in high dosage for prolonged periods of time,” she explains. You might want to consult your go-to dermat before making a decision.
PS. Do consult your doctor before starting with any of these.
I see supplements in a new light now. No wonder Mira’s skin is always glowing. Thanks for the tip!
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