From A to Z: The 5 Most Important Vitamins Needed by Your Skin
Hello, Skinlovers! We may always be on the hunt for the newest and best skincare and makeup products, but what we should really be paying attention to are the ingredients in the products we use on our skin. In the same way food supplements are taken for better health, our skin needs certain nutrients for nourishment. Here are the top 5 vitamins you need to see on the labels of your skincare products:
1. Charge up collagen production with Vitamin C
There is a solid reason behind the citrus-infused water craze – and it’s all about the Vitamin C! In terms of skincare, it is vital for its antioxidant properties and aids our body’s natural collagen synthesis for restoring damaged skin and reducing wrinkles.
However, not all forms of Vitamin C are fully absorbed by the skin. L-ascorbic acid improves skin elasticity through enhanced collagen production and prevents hyperpigmentation, like age spots.
2. Energise with Vitamin E
Get energised skin with products that contain Vitamin E, with its ability to protect us from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays. Also, it is a powerful antioxidant that prevents free-radical damage leading to more fine lines. Irritated by acne and other pesky skin troubles? Give your skin a dose and say buh-bye to skin inflammation!
3. Co-exist with Co-enzyme Q10
This natural antioxidant can neutralise harmful free radicals that speed up skin ageing. Our body has the ability to produce healthy amounts of this; however, this ability may decrease due to ageing and stress. To boost skin repair and regeneration and reduce lines (such as crow’s feet), look for products with this gem.
4. Be on the lookout for Vitamin B3
One can never go wrong with skincare products with Vitamin B3. A vital ingredient for skin moisturisation, preventing skin ageing, lightening age spots and evening out our skin tone, it brings back the youthfulness and suppleness of our skin, and may even eliminate skin troubles such as acne and rosacea.
5. Be moisturised with Vitamin B5
Also known as panthenol, provitamin B5 is a humectant, meaning it increases water retention in your skin and stabilises the skin barrier function. When absorbed by the skin, panthenol is transformed into Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), which does wonders to the skin by moisturising, soothing, healing and relief from itchiness and redness.
It is best to know and be conscious of what you actually feed your skin. Add a much-needed boost to your skincare regimen by applying serums or creams that supply these vitamins. Improve the appearance of your skin – and treat your skin while you do it!