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As I was out thawing myself from the bitter cold, I came across this invaluable post from Esther of Finding Beauty in the Middle East on how we can get flawless skin from the inside out.
It always goes unsaid that issues become easier if solved from the root instead of the surface. Same goes for the skin – if you take care of the skin from the inside, it will definitely show on the outside. So, to achieve a healthy-looking skin, of course without makeup, you’ll need to follow some amazing tips for glowing skin, that involve the wonders of essential vitamins.
Your skin is a reflection of what you eat and do, therefore nourishing your body with foods rich in vitamins and nutrients is the best way to manage skin issues and to get an evenly-toned skin. Therefore, providing your skin with these vitamins will most likely keep your skin in mint condition because most of the changes happen at a cellular level.
Some vitamins repair cellular damage and promote skin regeneration, while others simply hydrate, leaving your skin glowing and healthy. We’ve put together a list of vitamins and how they work to give you a healthy and youthful skin.
Essential Vitamins and Tips for Glowing Skin
Vitamin C to Amp Your Antioxidants Levels
Vitamin C works best on the outer layer of the skin known as the Epidermis as well as the inner layer known as the Dermis. It is transported through the blood and works by keeping the skin hydrated and healthy.
It plays a critical role in maintaining a younger-looking skin by forming collagen. It also prevents photodamage caused by UV exposure and maintains antioxidant levels in your body, therefore, preventing aging and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. All that said, you can get your vitamin C from citrus fruits, guavas, strawberries, papaya, peas, kale and a whole lot of other sources.
Vitamin A for Preventing Aging and Acne
Using retinol, which is a form of vitamin A has always been one of the great tips for glowing skin. The signs of aging are hard to hide but you can do something to make them discreet by using retinol because it is highly effective in improving or managing these signs of aging when applied topically.
Retinol works best by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on our skin, boosting collagen production which increases the skin’s elasticity, reducing damage caused by free radicals, prevents acne, and helps in general skin appearance.
Low levels of vitamin A cause severe acne and atopic dermatitis. Some of the foods which contain vitamin A and that you should start to include in your daily diet are sweet potatoes, butternut squash, spinach, carrots, seafood, tomatoes, and many others.
Vitamin E for Preventing Dryness
Most skin products if not all, have vitamin E brightly listed as an ingredient and this is mainly due to its dermatological benefits. Vitamin E is a free radical scavenger which means it eliminates harmful free radicals thus keeping your skin healthy. It also minimizes damage caused by harmful UV rays such as dark spots as well as keeping the skin moisturized and reducing skin inflammation. Foods rich in vitamin E include almonds, spinach, avocados, olives, and many others.
Vitamin B3 for Treating Sun damage and Pigmentation
We all need the sun’s rays for our daily dose of vitamin D, but overexposure can cause damage to our skin, which would make any tips for glowing skin useless. You see, fine lines, pigmentation and dark spots are caused by over-exposure to UVA and UVB rays. To prevent all these unwanted side effects, vitamin B3 is the solution as it works best in reducing hyperpigmentation. This minimizes the aging process by working on the fine lines and dark spots. It also improves the skin texture and elasticity. Vitamin B3 is found in foods such as turkey, tuna, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, green peas, and avocado among others.
Vitamin K for Stubborn Dark Spots and Scars
Vitamin K when combined with other vitamins such as vitamin C and E is a great solution when it comes to reducing the appearance of dark circles, dissolving pigmentation and fighting acne. On its own, vitamin K helps in wounds and bruises healing, among several other skin conditions. Sources of vitamin K include cabbages, kale, and cereals among other foods.
If you intend on keeping your skin healthy and glowing then you should consider including some of these essential vitamins in your diets. In other news, what’re your go-to tips for glowing skin?
Sending glowing skin beauty vibes! 💋
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