In order to keep your skin healthy and well nourished, you need to make sure you're getting the right amount of vitamins. But 'getting' vitamins doesn't always mean consuming them through your diet. You can use your skincare routine to increase the vitamins in your body for healthier-looking skin. So we've teamed up with skincare brand Skinstitut to look at the benefits of applying vitamins to your skin.
What Are Vitamins And Why Are They Important?
Your skin is the largest organ of your body. In order to function at its absolute best, skin requires a multitude of nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fatty acids. The length of time that these nutrients actually stay in your body varies. Some substances remain for lengthy periods, whereas others are metabolised and excreted quickly.
If you lack sufficient quantities of any of these key nutrients, your skin will suffer, as it won't be fully nourished. Your rate of cell renewal may slow down, so dead skin will build up, leaving your complexion dull and rough.
Vitamins B and C are water-soluble vitamins and are the easiest and quickest to deplete in the skin, causing a deficiency. Several lifestyle choices can also deplete these vitamins quicker and increase your requirements for vitamins. These include:
High coffee intake
High alcohol intake
High stress levels
Processed, nutrient-poor diet
If this is the case, then you need to make sure you restore your vitamin balance in order to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy.