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A Mini Guide On How Vitamins Can Nourish Your Skin

Thursday October 27, 2016,

3 min Read



Do you have acne, rosacea, shingles, or any other skin infection? Is that killing your facial beauty?

Well, acne is one of the commonest skin problems women have to go through in their young age. However, if you take the right precautionary measures, you can still have a clean, beautiful skin in your 20’s.

Medical researchers have stated that acne and breakouts are caused due to problems ranging from hormonal change to vitamin deficiency and the lack of exercise. More interestingly, they say it’s the lack of vitamins that mostly causes pimples in many women.

Vitamins are essential for the healthy being of the skin. They contain powerful healing properties that fight bacteria coming from the atmosphere to the skin and also help slow down the negative effects of aging in adults.

Taking plenty of vitamins can help prevent acne, breakouts, and other skin problems like psoriasis. This is one reason why professional athletes and movie stars look at least a decade younger than their actual age. Vitamins are the natural makeup for your skin that fights a range of diseases and make you look younger.

Feeding your vitamin-hungry skin

You don’t even need a special nutritionist to tell you that fresh fruits and vegetables are among the richest sources of vitamins. Although traces of each vitamin might differ from one fruit/veg to another, it’s advisable that you include all of them in your diet. Eat them raw, if you can or eat them in half-cooked form.

Apart from fruits and veggies, nuts are said to carry a decent amount of vitamins per serving. However, if you are a professional athlete, your vitamin requirement might be much more than the average person. In that case, it wouldn’t hurt to go for vitamin tablets after consulting with your dietician.

Here is a quick briefing on the positives and negatives of certain essential vitamins for the skin:

Vitamin A

See to that you derive adequate quantities of Vitamin A from simple foods like milk, carrots, sweet potatoes, and spinach. Otherwise, you could suffer from dull and flaky skin and pimples.

Vitamin B

Vitamin B is a powerful antioxidant that encourages young and healthy skin. It can be derived safely from foods such as beriberi, mushrooms, whole grains, sprouts, and kidney beans. The risks of having low vitamin B in your body include dry skin and acne.

Vitamin C

Get your daily dose of Vitamin C from a couple of glasses of lime juice, orange juice, tomato juice or a couple of teaspoons of pepper added to vegetable soup. Deficiency of this vitamin is said to cause wrinkles and discoloration of the skin.

Vitamin D

If you are the homebound person, you better get out in the sun during the weekend. Because the sun is the richest source of Vitamin D. Not having enough of this vitamin can mean you could suffer from acne and quick aging of skin.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is very important when it comes to boosting your skin’s immunity to bacteria. Do take plenty of nuts, spinach, and specifically avocado to nourish your skin with the required levels of vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K deficiency could lead to dark under-eye circles, skin irritations, and stretch marks, so it’s recommended that you include lots of eggs, cabbage, broccoli, and kale in your diet.

Apart from the ones mentioned above, which is very brief of course, please have a look at the 14 Potent Vitamins for Younger and Healthier Skin in the Infographic below:



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