Taking care of your skin—just like all the other organs in your body—should be an absolute priority. After all, your skin is the largest organ of the body. Hopefully, you’re already in the habit of consuming a multivitamin before you leave the house each day. This is an important step to your overall health and self-care routine simply because the average American doesn’t consume the proper amount of micronutrients through food sources today. Fortunately, multivitamins pick up the slack and nourish our bodies with the proper vitamins and minerals to ensure proper functioning.
Now, you may be wondering why or how the notion of a daily multivitamin has anything to do with your skin care, so it here goes: while we want to encourage you to eat well-rounded meals with wholesome ingredients, we know that this isn’t always possible. The problem is that a diet which favors sugary and processed foods will leave one’s skin feeling oily and looking dull and discolored. So, when we take vitamins as directed, we compensate for the nutrients that can’t be found in processed food. In turn, the skin looks and feels youthful, even, and radiant. To learn more about which specific vitamins in your daily multiple play a key role in your skin’s health, keep reading!
Vitamin A is a fundamental component of proper skin care and optimal skin health, as it enables the necessary restoration properties to repair damaged skin and maintain the functionality of skin. If your body is lacking vitamin A, you may notice a continuance of dry and flaky skin (eek!). The good news is that, in addition to the consumption of a multivitamin, you can up your vitamin A levels by munching on things like carrots, sweet potatoes, and kale! Additionally, the American Academy of Dermatology has found that when applied topically (via a serum or lotion) vitamin A can control acne flare-ups and even diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin B Complex
Also known as Niacin, the Vitamin B Complex works wonders for the skin’s condition by permitting the epidermis to retain water, thus keeping your skin healthy and hydrated. Additionally, vitamin B complex provides a sort-of protective barrier that defends and strengthens the skin. When the skin isn’t getting the proper amounts of vitamin B complex you’re likely to experience all sorts of beauty blunders such as dermatitis or even hair loss. The good news is that you can incorporate more vitamin B complex into your diet by eating things like oatmeal, eggs, and bananas. Furthermore, studies have shown that applying vitamin B complex topically can provide instant hydration, as well as anti-inflammatory benefits.
Vitamin E is another vital component to the skin’s health. In fact, when consumed regularly vitamin E helps to prevent and heal scars and dark spots, and it even rids the skin of sore, dry patches. There are no telltale signs of vitamin E deficiency—as far as the skin’s concerned—but if you increase your intake you’re sure to notice a difference. In addition to a multivitamin, you can snack on nuts, olives, and spinach to up your vitamin E intake. Furthermore, you can apply vitamin E oil topically to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.