Our skin reflects our body’s overall health. We know that vitamins can impact the health of our skin, but which ones really work? What are the best vitamins for skincare? How do supplement support the beauty of our skin from within?
Vitamin C and vitamin E are two powerful antioxidants, which help to protect cells from damage. Both vitamins appear frequently, as ingredients in beauty products and cosmetics.
Vitamin C is now the super serum of choice, known to improve the skin’s texture, through hydration. This ultimately reduces the look of fine lines. Vitamin C also has anti-inflammatory benefits, reducing redness and flareups. It packs added value, by protecting our skin from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. A body with adequate amounts of vitamin C quickly heals from wounds. Aarja Health’s Vitamin C 500 contains zinc, which provides maintenance of healthy hair and nails too.
Vitamin C is found in the outer and inner layer of our skin, known as the epidermis and dermis. It works as a building block for collagen, the naturally occurring protein in our bodies, responsible for skin, as well as connective tissues and joints. In fact, collagen makes up 40 per cent of the proteins in our bodies. After 30, as our we continue to age, the production of collagen slows.
When considering a collagen supplement, look for a source that contains propriety hydrolyzed collagen type II for easy absorption, like Aarja Health’s Collagen with Pine Bark. Each tablet contains 20 mg of pine bark extract, sourced from pure forests of Finnish Lapland, and filled with natural antioxidants. Scandinavians have been brewing pine needle tea for centuries, to obtain these healthy benefits.
Vitamin E is praised for its ability to fight free radicals, by shielding us from skin disruptors, including air pollution and cigarette smoke. The antioxidants in vitamin E protect skin from the damage of the sun’s rays. The skins natural oils or sebum provide a moisturizing balance to the skin. Dry skin however can be given a boost with a vitamin E supplement. Like vitamin C, vitamin E has strong anti-inflammatory qualities.
Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin. Skin absorbs it through being outside. Your kidney and liver enable vitamin D to travel throughout your body. The outer layer of skin cells or keratinocytes are the same cells that form vitamin D. This vitamin is imperative for skin cell growth. Studies have shown that it may assist in clearing skin condition such as psoriasis or eczema.
It is important to take vitamin D, as many of us are not outside enough, especially in the winter months. Try Vitamin D3 + Lingonberry for another healthy and tasty chewable supplement from Aarja Health. Each tablet contains 100 mcg (4000 IU) bioavailable vitamin D3 for easy absorption.
Adding healthy fats to your diet, such as Omega-3, provides a beauty boost to your skin. With its ability to alleviate dryness, reduce redness, and inflammation, Omega-3 can lead to supple, glowing skin. While most Omega-3 supplements are sourced from fish and seafood, there are vegan forms such as Aarja Health’s Vegan Omega- 3, that uses oil from micro-algae.
Incorporating nurturing vitamins C and E, as well as collagen supplements, and Omega-3 are the first steps to healthy skin. Beauty is truly built from within.