Vitamins and Supplements That Promote Healthier Skin

There are a broad range of vitamins and supplements out there, all of which have the potential to help individuals in a variety of ways. If you don’t have the time to get all the nutrients you need through your diet, supplements could be the next best thing when consuming the extra support your body needs.

Specific nutrients can prove to be crucial to the overall health of our skin, so if you think you’re lacking in any of the following 5 vitamins, it might be worth considering getting some supplements to both compliment and improve your current beauty routine.

1. Fatty acids

While this may not seem like the best supplement to take in name alone, fatty acids are actually an essential part of your diet and your body can’t produce them on its own. These nutrients are vital because they can help to build healthy membranes, help skin to look fresher and younger, and even prevent dry skin, blackheads and whiteheads. When it comes to skin in general, they’re an excellent all-rounder – and there are a lot of reasons why fatty acids should be a part of your diet going forward.

2. Vitamin C

If you have a lighter complexion and need extra protection from the sun, it might be worth introducing a little more vitamin C into your diet. One benefit of this vitamin is that it can reduce the effects of UV rays, making it a perfect supplement for sensitive skin during the summer. It’s also worth noting that there are a variety of other benefits too; from wound healing, to maintenance of bones and teeth.

3. Vitamin D

Vitamin D can help to promote healthier skin and studies show that topical supplementation can help to manage symptoms of psoriasis. While it may not be the most effective for some conditions, it can certainly help a variety of people. Better yet, one of the best ways to get vitamin D is from natural sunlight (as long as you remember to keep your skin protected with the correct sunscreen).

4. Vitamin E

If you’re looking for further protection from ultraviolet rays, you should look into the many benefits of vitamin E. The reason why it’s so useful is because it works by strengthening the cell walls. This not only offers extra protection from sunlight, but also helps to prevent wrinkles, sagging and skin cancer. Be aware not to use too much vitamin E topically, since it could clog your pores if used excessively.

5. Zinc

While zinc is often overlooked, this nutrient is actually one of the most important ones for your skin. Alongside protecting your skin from UV rays, it is an antioxidant and can speed up the healing process after an injury or tissue rupture. Those who have a zinc deficiency may suffer from symptoms similar to those of eczema, so if you’re suffering from extremely dry skin and are looking to better protect it and keep it healthy, zinc will be a must.

Pippa Ashton

I'm a fully qualified Beautician and a practitioner of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures. Having worked in the beauty industry since 2011 I have gained a lot of experience and gone on to become a published expert in a wide range of matters concerning health, beauty and nutrition.

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