Let’s talk about vitamins that are beneficial to your skin health. Your skin inarguably needs vitamins to further strengthen it and protect it from potential hazards. To enumerate a few, your skin needs antioxidant protection, collagen boost, hydration, and a lot more!
Let’s explore some of the most powerful vitamins that are considered to be your skin’s best friends. To make it easier to remember, think A, B, C.
This vitamin is called Retinoids in the world of dermatology and is considered as the hero of skin vitamins. Retinoids are active forms of Vitamin A and are used to treat several skin issues, thanks to its ability to work at a cellular level.
WHAT IS IT?
You may have heard of its different names: Retinol and Retinoic Acid. All of which belong to the same group known as Retinoids. They may differ in their conversion process and potency, but they all have the same benefit.
Retinoic Acid is considered as the strongest, thus most irritating type of Vitamin A while Retinols are the weakest which is why it’s recommended to start with them if you’re new to acids.
BENEFITS OF VITAMIN A FOR YOUR SKIN
A lot of studies have been made on Vitamin A and how it benefits overall skin health. Documented benefits of Vitamin A when incorporated in skin care includes: skin cell turnover, stimulation of collagen production, and effective treatment for acne.
Also known as Vitamin B3 or Niacinamide in the world of skin care is another famous multi-tasking vitamin and ingredient that offers a brightening effect to your skin. It’s a very stable ingredient and penetrates the skin readily.
WHAT IS IT?
It’s an essential (not synthesized by your body) water-soluble vitamin. And because your body cannot produce it, you need to use it topically or orally as a supplement to get its benefits.
BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B FOR YOUR SKIN
Nicotinamide (not the acid form of Vitamin B which is Niacin) promotes restoration and repair of damaged DNAs, it also helps minimise the effects of UV-related skin damage like wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and premature ageing.
Nicotinamide is also known to reduce brown spots and provide hydration, strengthen skin barrier, and good fat synthesis. And because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it also helps reduce redness in the skin. This powerhouse vitamin is known to work really well with other skin vitamins, probably the reason why it’s a favourite among skin care experts.
The antioxidant vitamin superhero! Very famous for its brightening properties as well as its ability to support collagen production. Many skin experts recommend the addition of vitamin C to the skin care routine because of its potent antioxidant content and ability to protect and strengthen the skin.
WHAT IS IT?
It’s an essential nutrient necessary for repair and tissue growth. And because your body is unable to synthesise it, you can obtain it through food and supplements. Vitamin C is another superhero vitamin that combats the damaging effects of free radicals.
BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C FOR YOUR SKIN
As if you’re not yet impressed with this power vitamin, let’s see and enumerate its famous benefits to your skin. Vitamin C slows down visible signs of ageing, protects the skin from environmental aggressors, helps promote collagen production, lightens brown spots, keeps skin healthy.
Incorporating Vitamins A,B,C in your skin care regimen will definitely bring your skin care game to a whole new level! Now check your skin care products and make sure these superhero vitamin ingredients are present in those products.