Taking care of your skin is important. If you have a regular skincare routine you already know the importance of washing, exfoliating, moisturizing, cleansing, and applying sunscreen — but are you getting the right vitamins in you to maximize your skin’s health? Taking enough of the right vitamins can help you protect your skin against the early signs of aging, wrinkles, dark spots, and those dark circles that can form under your eyes. At Clartici we use the best ingredients and vitamins in our skincare products, to ensure that your skin retains its natural glow and firmness. Here are some vitamins that work wonders for your skin!
Vitamin A is a special vitamin that works wonders for skin because it, and its derivative forms, contains: retinal, retinol, retinoic acid, and provitamin A carotenoids that include beta-carotene. Vitamin A and all of its derivatives are abundantly found in plants, vegetables, and proteins like meat and eggs.
Vitamin A is great for protecting against the suns damaging UV rays which can accelerate the rate at which your skin ages. The beta-carotene that we take in from Vitamin A-rich foods act as natural antioxidants which protect your skin from free radicals.
You can take in plenty of Vitamin A in beef and lamb liver, fish (cod liver, mackerel, salmon, bluefin tuna), sweet potato, squash, kale, collards, and carrots. Mangos, cantaloupes, and grapefruits are also high in provitamin A.
Another great source of collagen is Vitamin C — which also has antioxidant properties. Vitamin C works to regenerate collagen as well as protect the skin from free radical damage. Vitamin C is also great for protecting against photodamage from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Having a Vitamin C deficiency can cause severe conditions like scurvy which can leave to the disruption of connective tissue. Vitamin C deficiency can also cause your skin to be more prone to drying out and wrinkling.
Vitamin C can be found in high levels in broccoli, cantaloupe, cauliflower, kiwi, strawberries, and red, green, and yellow peppers.
Vitamin E is a great nutrient that can help nourish and protect your skin from the damage of UV rays and free radicals, which can target collagen and increase the visible signs of aging. Vitamin E is great for moisturizing skin, healing cuts and scratches, and can even help itchy skin and Eczema.
Vitamin E is abundantly found in popular foods like sunflower seeds, almonds, peanuts, avocados, spinach, and trout.
Vitamin K is known to repair broken capillaries under the skin, which can help heal and repair damaged skin under the eyes. This also helps keep your skin elastic, which helps prevent wrinkles and bags under the eyes.
You can find plenty of Vitamin K can be found in kale, collard greens, spinach, turnip greens, Brussel sprouts, and broccoli.