Have you always dreamed of smooth, flawless skin? Have you always wondered what you can be doing to achieve a natural glow or reduce wrinkles? Do you want to look younger and feel better? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’re in for a treat. Most of us are conscientious about what we eat and what we drink but our skin care routine could use improvement. Often times, we don’t get enough of what we need from our food and beverage intake and need to supplement with vitamins. Research has shown that certain nutrients are an integral part of preventing and reversing many signs of skin aging. Obviously a well balanced diet is essential but no matter how much good intake you get, your body delivers only a certain percentage of vitamins to your skin. Additionally, there is no known way to tell your body which parts of your skin it should send the nutrients to. The solution is applying vitamins topically to ensure the most impactful anti-aging benefits. Skin Care Centre in Vancouver, BC presents you The Vitamins Guide to Skin Care.
Here are the top 5 vitamins to improve your skin care regime:
Vitamin A: Vitamin A is your best friend when it comes to anti-aging! Vitamin A has been proven to reduce wrinkles, smooth out rough spots, and fade brown spots. You can find vitamin A in OTC lotions, night creams, and prescriptions products. Use the retinoid at night, sunlight deactivates most forms of vitamin A. Prescription retinoids work the quickest, providing results within four to eight weeks. However, they may be irritating, causing redness, scaling, and flaking. OTC products are recommended for beginners. Only a pea-sized amount is needed to cover your entire face.
Vitamin B3: Vitamin B3 raises hydration levels to combat redness! You can find it in lotions, creams, and serums. It is often referred to as niacinamide. It has been proven to increase production of ceramides and fatty acids, two key facets of the skin’s outer layer. By strengthening that barrier, the skin is better able to retain moisture and keep irritants out. Apply vitamin B3 in the morning and evening.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an all-encompassing anti-ager. You can it in moisturizers designed to keep vitamin C stable. You should expect to see the C somewhere in the middle of the ingredients list in order to ensure the 5% or higher concentration needed to supply skin care benefits. Vitamin C has been proven to clean up the free radicals that cause wrinkling, sagging, and various other aging effects. It has also been proven to help smooth out and firm up skin, as well as fade brown spots. Apply vitamin C in the morning before your daily dose of sunscreen to shield your skin from any UV-generated free radicals that slip past your sunblock.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E helps ease dryness and improves your skin’s defense against harmful UV rays. You can find vitamin E in sunscreens and after-sun care products. The best anti-aging products consist of at least 1% vitamin E. This means it will be listed in the middle of the ingredients panel most likely. It has been proven to reduce dryness by helping skin retain its natural moisturizers. You should apply vitamin E before and after sun exposure.
Vitamin K: Vitamin K can give you younger and brighter eyes and eliminate dark circles! You can find it in eye creams that also contain retinol. Vitamin K has been proven to lighten under-eye circles. You should apply it nightly however, allow the skin to become acclimated to the retinol by initially using it once or twice in the first week and then by adding a night every following week.