Our body relies on essential vitamins in order to to function at an optimal level. Although our skin is our body’s largest organ, our vital organs take priority over the vitamins that we ingest. This is why it is so important to be supplementing our skin from the outside to ensure it is getting the vitamins it needs in order to perform and look at its best!
It can be overwhelming trying to understand what vitamins your skin is needing - so this blog should leave you feeling more in the know, and ready to start nourishing that gorgeous skin of yours!
Our focus will be on the main 3 vitamins that your skin just shouldn't live without: Vitamins A, B & C!
A - Vitamin A, AKA Retinol. The Skin Queen of all vitamins.
Vitamin A increases cellular turnover and stimulates collagen production within the skin. It's is also the only ingredient in the WORLD that is FDA approved to treat Acne! What does this mean? Well, in short - it means that it has been scientifically tested and proven to actually work. She's not just a gimmick ladies, we don't froth over her for nothing.
When using Vitamin A regularly and consistently, your skin's texture will improve, fine lines and wrinkles appear less visible, and it visibly reduces the appearance of pigmentation and scars!
Every skin should be receiving vitamin A topically however it is vital that each skin type is matched up to the correct formulation and strength to find the best fit.
View our favourite Vitamin A's here!
B - Vitamin B
Vitamin B 3 (Niacinamide),6 & 12 are commonly seen in skincare. This vitamin has a myriad of benefits for the skin which is what makes it one of the skin's favourite vitamins.
Vitamin B regulates sebum (oil) production in all skin types. This means that in dryer skins it helps to stimulate the pilo-sebaceous to unit to produce more oil, and in oily skins it reduces oil flow. It also reduces trans-epidermal water loss leading to increased hydration levels within the skin, and a supported barrier function.
It reduces the appearance of hyper-pigmentation caused by sun damage or post-inflammation, and long term use reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and softens the skin.
View our favourite Vitamin B here!
C - Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an incredible antioxidant which helps to protect against free radical damage and UV damage. What does this mean? Reduced appearance of premature ageing and pigmentation is what it means!
Vitamin C can reduce pigmentation, brighten complexion, improve tone and texture, plump up the skin and promote healthy oil flow. It encourages collagen production, so paired with vitamin A which is a collagen stimulant, it makes a great assistant!
Vitamin C is best suited to dryer, mature skin types. If you are an oily, breakout prone skin type proceed with caution as vitamin C stimulates oil production which can lead to congestion.
View our favourite vitamin C here!
Feeding your skin the correct vitamins is vital for optimal skin health which is why we love them so much - however they need to be introduced to the skin properly! It is so important that the brands you choose use chirally-corrected ingredients so that your skin is able to receive the ingredients, understand them, and use them the way that they were intended. Not sure if your products are chirally correct? Check our blog post on it HERE!
As always, if you're wanting to know which course of treatments would be best for your skin concerns, get in touch!