Where Beauty Supplements Belong In Your Skin Care Regime
How many supplements do you work into your system on a daily basis? Perhaps you take a multivitamin with your morning cup o’ joe, or maybe you get yourself to swallow a probiotic capsule, omega oil gel cap, and a green tea extract tablet in between bites of peanut butter toast. If you’re someone who isn’t consuming a cocktail of supplements right now, chances are that you’ve tested the waters with them at one point or another. Whether you’re looking for stronger bones, faster-growing hair, more energy, or brighter skin, the new array of supplements promises to do it all. If you’re wondering where exactly all these beauty supplements fit into your skincare regime, you’re at the right place. Below we assess three of the best vitamins and the effects of ingesting them as well as applying them topically.
Vitamin A is one of those nutrients that your skin needs to preform properly. Generally speaking, vitamin A is a compound of retinol and beta-carotenes. We get some of this when we consume leafy greens as well as some meat sources. So, what’s so special about vitamin A? Believe it or not, consuming the recommended amount has many beauty benefits including protection against damaging UV rays, promotes the development of healthy skin cells, and fights against infections that can occur due to everything from acne to paper cuts. In addition to consumption of vitamin A, it can be applied topically (either but piercing a vitamin A gel cap for its liquid contents, or through a topical treatment formulated with vitamin A). Regardless of what you use to apply this vitamin, your skin will benefit in the following ways: softening and blurring of fine lines and wrinkles, increased cell turnover for an even and radiant glow, and slowed oil production leading to fewer breakouts.
We’ve all heard of vitamin C’s immune-boosting abilities but this vitamin also plays a major role in the healthy skin functioning and has been proven to be most beneficial when consumed orally in addition to applied topically. So, what happens when you consume the recommended amount of vitamin C? For starters, free radicals are neutralized which means you’ll experience reduced inflammation. Additionally, you’ll notice your skin becoming strong and supple while also encouraging proper healing of wounds and scar tissue. On the other hand, when applied topically you’ll prevent against sunburn and it’s skin damaging effects, increase collagen production, and decreased hyperpigmentation.
Like vitamins A and C, vitamin E is also vital to the skin’s integrity. Interestingly vitamin E is held in the skin’s membrane to best benefit the integrity of the skin, and just like the first two nutrients we discussed, vitamin E is most beneficial when absorbed internally and applied externally. When incorporating vitamin E into your diet, here’s what will happen: your skin will fight against harmful substances that cause wrinkles, it will give your SPF a boost by also protecting against UVB light, irritated skin is relieved through the calming benefits of the nutrient. Additionally, when applied topically vitamin E can lessen the puffiness and redness of skin irritations, as well as soften and moisturize skin while also diminishing the appearance of scars.