Beauty Is Timeless: Top 5 Beauty Vitamins
If you've read any trending beauty magazine and soon you’ll find the status quo of beauty regimens – nourish your skin, daily moisturizing, the latest "anti-aging-rejuvenating-essential-elixir" that will rid your skin of wrinkles and blemishes.
However, there is more to having healthy lovely skin than just owning the latest moisturizer. Your skin must first be functioning properly, to organically keep producing beautiful everlasting skin.
Just how do you accomplish this, you ask? Vitamins!
A well-balanced diet, along with certain nutrients are necessary for preventing and reversing signs of aging skin. Of course, there are only so many nutrients you can consume orally, therefore we must turn to vitamins in the form of topical ointments to be absorbed by our skin.
Which essential vitamins should you be applying? Let’s review!
Vitamin B3 (niacinamide)
Vitamin B3, also known on labels as niacinamide, has been proven to inhibit the melanin of skin cells, allowing dark spots to be minimized. Additionally, this vitamin when applied topically may increase fatty acid production, providing a stronger barrier. This stronger barrier in turn allows for the skin to keep out irritants, and keep in moisture.
The first letter of the alphabet, and one of the most often used vitamins topically applied for the reduction of aging signs, such as wrinkles. Vitamin A, often referred to as retinol/retinoids on labels, has more than 700 proven published studies with success stories. This vitamin helps reduce dark spots, wrinkles, and smooth out rough or uneven skin.
This little letter is responsible for restoring moisture to your dry and lifeless skin. Often found in after-sun or sunscreen products, Vitamin E is not only a great moisturizer, but is found in sun protectant products as it is known for it’s protective properties. So much so, that it earned the name of “the protector” due to it’s ability to neutralize free radicals that may be damaging to skin.
Vitamin C – no not orange juice
This vitamin is a popular anti-aging vitamin found in moisturizing creams – you’d want to ensure there is at least 5% concentration of this vitamin or higher, to see skin care benefits. Vitamin C is known for it’s abilities to reduce fine lines, fade dark spots, and firm sagging skin.
Usually unheard of, vitamin K provides many benefits to help brighten dark circles under the eyes. Vitamin K – phytonadione on labels – has often been used to control blood clotting. What does blood clotting have to do with my dark circles?
It has been shown that dark circles, may be caused by capillaries that leak blood into the skin. By regulating blood clotting, it prevents the leaking of blood, and in turn reverses the side effect of dark circles. Win win!
So the next time you are on your hunt for the best skin cream on the market, make sure to take a peep at the label, and ensure that the products your buying contain these vitamins. Keep in mind not every vitamin will work well with the other, so you may leave the store with a couple of products!
To help you with your choices, we’ve provided this list of products you should try: