I hope everyone of you enjoyed their time with family and friends last Thanksgiving. Today, I wanted to share a beauty guide on how each individual vitamin functions to help you attain that healthy hair and skin you’ve always dreamed of. I am a huge believer of taking vitamins daily. I’ve really seen the difference in my skin, nails, hair and overall health since I started this beauty vitamin routine. Research has shown promising benefits of certain vitamins to give you a beauty boost, from the inside out. A vitamin is an organic compound and a vital nutrient that an organism requires in limited amounts. Are you ready to get gorgeous via vitamin pills? Here’s the top 6 on my list.
Vitamin E: Is an antioxidant that repairs and protects your skin. It helps fight free-radical damage that leads to fine lines. it’s also helpful in reducing any sun damage that’s occurred on your face. It’s best to take in gel cap form, since vitamin E is fat-soluble. High doses can cause bruising so be careful with your doses. The recommended dose for adults is 30IU. You can also get Vitamin E from food like avocado, olive oil, and wheat germ.
Vitamin C: also known as Ascorbic Acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Probably the most well known vitamin. It is a building block for collagen and gives your skin its structure, tone and elasticity. A sufficient intake of vitamin C is important as it helps the body to make collagen, an important protein in skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C helps grow and repair tissues, heal wounds, repair and maintain bones and teeth, block some of the damage caused by free radicals by working as an antioxidant. Plus, it helps to reduce inflammation. Foods that are rich in vitamin C include red peppers, oranges, grapefruit, citruses and strawberries.
Vitamin D3: One of the most useful nutritional tools we have at our disposal for improving overall health. It is primarily synthesized in skin exposed to UV light, if not obtained by diet or supplements.The skin uses the energy of UVB to convert 7-dehydrocholesterol into Vitamin D3. But with today’s indoor living and the extensive use of sunscreens due to fear of skin cancer, we are now a society of many individuals deficient in life-sustaining bone building and immune modulating Vitamin D3. Our skin’s ability to create vitamin D decreases up to 75 percent from the age of 20 to 70 that’s why we should have to pop more vitamin D supplements to reach standard levels than when you were younger. That’s one of the reasons why older people more likely developed osteoporosis because of D’s essential role in bone health. Vitamin D is a key ingredient for beautiful looking skin, according to Dennis Gross, M.D., a famous dermatologist in New York City and creator of his namesake skincare line. You can buy his famous skin care line at Sephora. Skin, like all organs, needs vital vitamins to function properly—and vitamin D is one of them.
VITAMIN B-COMPLEX: Referred to as vitamin B complex, the eight B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 — play an important role in keeping our bodies running in excellent condition. These essential nutrients help convert our food into fuel, allowing us to stay energized throughout the day. B complex vitamins are important for regulating metabolism and maintaining the central nervous system. But they’re also essential for healthy skin and hair. A vitamin B deficiency can cause acne, sensitivity to sunlight, cracked lips, dryness, wrinkles, rashes, and an uneven complexion. It reduces the level of homocysteine, a toxic amino acid that is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. It improves you mood by playing an indirect but critical role in the formation of serotonin and other neurotransmitter. It is an excellent energy booster, in fact, a deficiency of vitamin B12 can cause symptoms ranging from mild fatigue to severe exhaustion. It combats the negative energy of stress while preserving the quality of our skin. You can find the B-vitamin complex in whole grains, cauliflower, carrots, dark-leafy greens, beef liver, poultry, eggs, soybeans, nuts, avocados, and legumes.
Aside from taking these Vitamins, we should never forget the surest ways to ensure youthful beauty are sun protection, avoid smoking, healthy diet and exercise. No magic spell can restore youth but taking care of yourself and knowing what vitamins to take daily can do magic. Let’s get gorgeous together from inside and out and turn the clock back and more by taking these Beauty Boosters daily.
Do you take any of these vitamins? Anything you want me to try? Let me know below!
Talk to you soon!
<3 Carmela Bella