6 Best Vitamins For Good Skin Health

by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated -

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Using vitamins for skin health is a wise and easy way to keep your body’s largest organ looking great as you age.

Vitamins for Good Skin Health

Vitamins for skin are required to keep it hydrated, to ensure the natural turnover of dead cells for new ones, and to prevent infections and oxidative stress from damaging cells or causing inflammation. Whether you are trying to slow down the aging process, eliminate the appearance scars, dark spots, and rough patches, increase elasticity or reduce inflammatory conditions, vitamins are an excellent option.

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Making sure you get enough vitamins keeps your skin looking healthy and youthful. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Best Vitamins for Your Skin

The best vitamins for your skin include vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin K, among others.

Vitamin A

This antioxidant vitamin comes in a number of forms, including those that can treat wrinkles by neutralizing the effects of free radicals. Find high levels of this vitamin in carrots, spinach, mangoes, and sweet potatoes.

Vitamin B3

Often referred to as niacin, this vitamin is often included in cosmetic products to create glowing skin and reduce the appearance of loose or prematurely aged skin. It can also reduce redness in inflammatory conditions.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is able to reduce the appearance of age spots and blemishes, due to its role in the production of keratin, which is needed for new cells.

Vitamin E

This antioxidant vitamin is perhaps the best one for the skin, as it helps to retain moisture, and can eliminate symptoms of acne, while simultaneously improving your body’s uptake of vitamin A.

Vitamin K

Whether you have a wound on the skin that needs healing, or generally better circulation to any part of the skin for repair and health, vitamin K is the supplement you will want to take.

Vitamin D

This vitamin is closely linked to the immune system and the body’s ability to fight infections. This is particularly important for the skin, which is constantly bombarded by outside pathogens and toxins. This vitamin also alleviates the symptoms of acne.

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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