4 Vitamins That Are Great for Your Skin

Remember how you used to hate it when your mom would say "Take your vitamins!" all the time. Yeah, well, she was right. Vitamins can do miraculous things that improve the condition of your skin, hair, nails and a bunch of other stuff. So, here’s a list of 4 types of vitamins that are extremely good for your skin!

1. Vitamin A

Vitamin A is the key for a healthy and toned complexion. If your intake is below normal by just a little bit, you’ll be able to see the condition of your skin worsening – from dry and unhealthy, and even flaky. This is because vitamin A is in charge of repairing skin tissue and maintaining it healthy.

Lots of fruits and vegetables are full of vitamin A, such as pepper, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, lettuce, spinach, carrots, butternut squash. It’s also found in many dried herbs such as oregano, dried parsley, dried basil etc. Basically all anti-wrinkle and anti-aging creams contain vitamin A because it really makes a huge difference for your skin.

2. Vitamin C

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Vitamin C is the one that does all the important work of reducing the damage caused by free radicals that are harmful byproducts of sunlight, smoking and pollution. By doing this it reduces wrinkles and signs of aging that are the result of free radicals’ negative influence on the structure of our skin.

Food that is rich in vitamin c are oranges, guava, kiwi, red and green sweet peppers, cantaloupe, Brussels sprouts, strawberries etc.

3. Vitamin B Complex

More specifically biotin. This is the nutrient that’s in the basis of skin cells and is therefore extremely important if you want to have healthy skin that looks and feels perfect.

Vitamin B is the usual ingredient in many skin creams because it helps hydrate the epidermis and keep skin moisturized, rejuvenated, healthy and glowing. Biotin can be found in carrots, eggs, various nuts (almonds, walnuts…), milk, berries, onions, cucumber etc.

4. Vitamin E

Has similar effect as vitamin C, especially when it comes to protecting our skin from harmful effects of sunlight. It soothes dry skin while it is also getting rid of wrinkles, and makes our skin feel softer and smother. Food rich in vitamin E are almonds, hazel nuts, pine nuts, broccoli, parsley, kale, olives, avocado, papaya etc.

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