I’m sure you already keep up with what veggies and vitamins are good for your insides. But let me tell you that applying vitamins to your skin will keep you looking younger for longer.
There is research that shows that nutrients are essential for postponing and reversing signs of ageing in your skin. Managing a well balanced diet is important as eating a variety of healthy foods including fruits and vegetables will keep your skin glowing. But no matter how much you ingest, the body only delivers a certain percentage of vitamins to your skin. By applying vitamins in skincare you are able to directly work on problem areas such as your crows feet or brown spots.
Applying vitamins to your skin: where to start
Vitamin A or Retinoids
Retinoid acid and retinyl palmitate are all forms of Vitamin A in various forms and strengths– the strongest, retinoic acid, is only available on prescription, while over the counter products usually contain retinoids/ retinyl linoleate (a synthetic form of Vitamin A). All forms are potent and effective but side effects include redness and itchy skin so if you are new to Vitamin A try over the counter products first because the retinol they contain is slowly converted to retinoic acid, the active ingredient in prescription creams, but in smaller amounts. All forms are best used as a night cream mostly, because sunlight makes most forms of vitamin A.
What products contain Vitamin A?
Daily Cleanser: Includes antioxidants, antiseptics as well as Honey dew melon with vitamin A and C, which cleanse and firm the pores.
Great for boosting hydration and reducing redness. The vitamin is found in lots of skincare products. Vitamin B3 is also known as niacinamide, when an ingredient in skincare can protect your skin from the sun. While using sunscreen shields your skin from UVA and UVB rays, vitamin B3 will protect your skin from infrared, uv and visible light. A powerful antioxidant which removes all the damaging free radicals created by our external environments.
Vitamin B3 can also help with hyperpigmentation by reducing pigment production and the transfer of pigment in to your skin. As well as this niacinamide can reduce yellowing, wrinkling, red blotchiness and pigmented spots, all signs of ageing.
The topical form of Vitamin C is called ascorbic acid, and it is known as the most important skin antioxidant and the magic ingredient behind flawless skin. It helps slow or reverse the effects of ageing boosting collagen production, helping to repair sun damage as well as giving skin firmness and strength.
Where to start?
Our Daily Maintenance Regime contains lots of Vitamin C. Our 24/7 Firming Serum contains an exceptionally powerful antioxidant cocktail to protect against. Our best selling product helps the production of collagen and elastin as well as evening out your skin tone. Your complexion will appear radiant, more youthful and full of vibrant life. Our Anytime Moisture surge SPF 20 also contains everything you need for younger looking skin in one product, prevention, repair, moisture and protection.
Vitamin C has a long history of health benefits, with the immune system, growth, development and wound healing. Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid, its involved in many bodily functions including formation of collagen, absorption of iron and the maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth. As well as this, Vitamin C is also a super antioxidant, your best sources of it are blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, kiwi and strawberries. They all help to produce collagen and strengthen the capillaries that supply the
Sientific studies show us that Vitamin E (or often known as, Tocopherol) has very specific benefits to the skin:
- It protects the skin from environmental pollution
- It has a protecting action against UV radiation – although it cannot be classed as a sunscreen
- It is an excellent moisturiser
- It contains powerful anti-inflammatory action – and this can prevent the signs of premature ageing, as inflammatory conditions in the skin is a leading cause of skin ageing
- It has excellent wound healing properties
Apart from all of these excellent qualities, Vitamin E also enhances and helps with the penetration of other compounds into the skin and is itself well absorbed by human skin.