We all know vitamins are good for us, but how do they benefit our skin? Here’s a short explanation of how vitamins A to E can help.
Vitamin A is one of the most well-known beauty ingredients. That’s because it is also known as retinol. Retinol helps your skin by encouraging cell turnover to slough away old skin cells which in turn gives you brighter, plumper skin.
It also helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce acne scars and help skin pigmentation.
If you decide to use retinol cream it is best to start off with a low percentage concentration applied at night. You may find that at first, you experience some skin peeling and redness, but this will improve as your skin becomes used to the treatment.
Vitamin B from 1 to 9 and vitamin B12 help to keep your complexion healthy, prevent dryness and keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay.
If you have a skin condition like rosacea, acne or Eczema then vitamin B3 may help to reduce breakouts. Dehydration causes wrinkles and vitamin B3 helps to moisturise your skin and improve its texture.
Vitamin C is ascorbic acid which improves skin tone, helps minimise damage caused by the sun and helps to protect your skin from further damage.
Collagen growth is also linked to vitamin C which keeps skin plump and smooth, helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin D is said to protect your skin from free radicals and help to calm inflammation. So if you have sensitive skin, vitamin D applied topically could improve dermatitis and eczema. Speak to your doctor though before applying cream to a skin condition.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant, so it protects your skin from the damage caused by pollution. It helps to moisturise and soften dry, sensitive skin and it works perfectly combined with vitamin C to reduce the tissue damage that can cause premature ageing.