Vitamins and our skin are directly related and research shows that some vitamins and minerals positively influence skin’s texture and health when taken internally. Lack of vitamins can make your skin lifeless, dull and flaky.
Vitamin A is necessary for normal growth, development of skin cells and tissues, increase red blood cells and boost up our overall immunity system. It also acts as antioxidant. Good sources of vitamin A are yellow portion of egg, milk, dairy products, fish oil, margarine and liver. Vitamin A tones our skin, diminishes the fine wrinkles, increases the elasticity of skin, renews skin vitality and helps to fight acne and psoriasis.
Vitamin B comes next in the line. It builds red blood cells, helps to digest protein, synthesize hormones, and increase immune function and venous system function. The sources of vitamin B are poultry, fish, whole grains, beans, dairy products, meat, leafy green vegetables, fruits especially banana. This vitamin prevents the excessive oily and greasy condition of the skin regulating the oil secretion from different glands. It decreases the blemishes of the skin, prevents the scaly skin and dermatitis and helps to form the collagen which helps to form skin, bone and tissue.
Vitamin C is necessary for the production of collagen and essential for the good health of the skin. Citrus fruits, cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, berries, cereals, melons, chilies, peppers, potatoes are the good sources. It helps to heal wounded and infected tissues, cuts and bruises and protects our skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Vitamin D promotes the development of skin cell and helps to absorb calcium in our body. Best source of vitamin D is sunlight. Other than this egg yolk, fortified milk, fishes like salmon, herring etc, and liver are good sources of vitamin D. It maintains the moisture level of the skin and conditions our skin and encourages the normal tissue development.
Vitamin E also conditions and moisturizes the skin and prevents free radical damages, helps to heal burn, inflammation, cuts and all types of irritation. Best sources of vitamin E are wheat germ, nuts, whole grains, vegetable oil and leafy vegetables.
Vitamin F is the building block of the outer most skin surface. Flaxseed oil, black currant etc. are the sources.
Vitamin K promotes blood clotting, reduce bruising, and reduce dark circles under eyes. Green leafy vegetables are the source of vitamin K. So eat healthy to stay healthy.