Skin signals lack of vitamins by dryness, rashes, pallor or redness, and premature signs of aging. Getting the optimal amount of vitamins only with food is almost impossible. You need to fight this problem in a comprehensive way: eat, drink vitamin complexes and supplements in a balanced way, use cosmetics with vitamin formulas.
Vitamin A (retinol)
Vitamin A has proved to be an effective fighter against acne and postacne, as well as signs of aging. It speeds up the process of tissue regeneration, brightens up pigment spots, helps smooth wrinkles and produce collagen. Good sources of this vitamin are: sweet potatoes, kale, pumpkin, curraw, cod liver and egg yolks. The RevitaLift line by L’Oréal, enriched with pro-retinol A, is popular among cosmetic products.
Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
Stress often provokes rashes and redness of the skin. Vitamin B1 helps the normal functioning of the human nervous system. It promotes skin elasticity, fights small wrinkles and irritations. It is contained in germinated wheat grains, sunflower and sesame seeds, pistachios and brown rice.
Vitamin B7 (H, biotin)
Vitamin B7 – aka biotin and “beauty vitamin” – is one of the most popular helpers in maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails. It visibly improves the complexion and makes the skin supple. Most biotin is found in chicken liver and egg yolks.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
Vitamin C is a real energy source for the skin. Ascorbic acid is involved in many body processes, as a powerful antioxidant and stimulant of collagen production. Cosmetics with vitamin C perfectly moisturizes the skin, enhances the effectiveness of sunscreen products, brightens pigment spots and post-acne signs. The most concentrated amount of ascorbic acid is found in dry rosehips, sweet red pepper, sea buckthorn and black currant. Also worth a try in autumn is the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate from Kiehl`s – an interstitial anti-wrinkle concentrate with 12% vitamin C content. It improves the skin’s structure and tone, as well as its radiance.
Vitamin E (tocopherol)
Vitamin E is often recommended by cosmetologists and dermatologists. It has antioxidant properties, prevents skin dehydration and accelerates wound healing. It is contained in sea buckthorn, cereals, almonds and avocado. Lancôme’s Rénergie skin care line contains vitamin E, which helps slow down the aging process.
In addition, it is a good idea to add vitamin supplements to your daily diet in autumn, which will make your skin and hair beautiful and radiant from the inside. And the hospital knows that a sufficient amount of vitamin E, biotin, zinc and selenium is incredibly important for women’s beauty. But not many people know that you can achieve a noticeable result from their intake only in combination with vitamin C. Together they work as a powerful shield against the harmful effects of free radicals, protecting all body tissues from aging. In addition, these vitamins and trace elements participate in the synthesis of collagen, the most important protein that makes our skin supple and young.