Your skin needs the right balance of nutrients to do its main job, which is:  

1. A barrier that protects the rest of your body from things outside it    

2. To help keep your skin looking, working and feeling good, i.e. feeling good from inside.

Vitamins, minerals, and skin-boosting nutrients! It's hard to believe, but it's true,  nourishing your health inside and out with vitamins for skin is an absolute necessity for that natural glow. From the well-known vitamins, like A and B, to under-the-radar superheroes like vegan collagen and flavonoids, we’ve got you covered in this easy-to-follow vitamins for skin guide. So, in this blog, I will be discussing various vitamins needed by your skin.     

• Vitamin A – It regulates the growth and division of cells in the skin. Vitamin A works as anti-oxidant and prevent free radical damage and boost up the collagen formation in the skin. Vitamin A also works as anti-aging and decrease wrinkles, the lines, and sagging of skin. It has the following skin benefits: cell production, firmness, anti-aging, helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It is found in carrot, squash, sweet potatoes, acai, etc.     

• Vitamin C – It enhances the effectiveness of sunscreen and protects skin from UV rays. Vitamin C is also a powerful source of antioxidants and also helps fend off signs of aging because of the vital role in the body’s natural collagen synthesis. Vitamin C has the following skin benefits: firmness, brightening, even skin tone. Vitamin C rich fruits like strawberries, pineapple, mango will be highly beneficial for skin.     

• Vitamin E – It is beneficial at reducing UV damage to the skin. It also restores and rejuvenates dehydrated skin. It is an enriched source of free radical fighting antioxidants and also promotes hair growth. Vitamin E oil is an effective treatment for dry cuticles and nails. Sunflower Seeds, almonds, avocado, and olive oil are rich in Vitamin E and helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, healing and moisturizing.     

• Vitamin D – It has been credited for stimulating healthy cellular growth, repair, and renewal which are important for aging and sun damaged skin. Vitamin D is present in ample amount in sunlight, Maitake mushroom, chanterelle mushrooms and Portobello mushroom which helps in neutralizing free radicals, supports cellular growth, supports repair and renewal and anti-acne benefits.     

• Vitamin B –     

     • Vitamin B3 (niacin) – It improves the ability of the upper layer of skin to retain moisture. It also reduces free radical damage in hair, skin, and nails. It is found in abundance in spirulina, coffee, rice bran, peanuts, chia which helps in reducing inflammation, minimizes the appearance of pores, strengthens lipid barrier, brightens skin and balance skin tone.    

     • Vitamin B7 (biotin) – It promotes hair and nail growth and delays premature greying of hair.     

     • Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) – It regulates skin pigment production and thus prevents hyperpigmentation. Its deficiency can cause hyperpigmented knuckles and peels.    

     • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) – It boosts collagen formation in the skin and thus delays signs of aging. Avocado, sunflower seeds, broccoli, mushrooms are rich in vitamin B5 which helps retain moisture, improves suppleness and smoothness of skin. 

So not only a proper skin regime but a healthy diet will contribute to give you glowing skin inside out. Nutrients for skin are found in the nourishment we eat as well the skin care products we use. If you’ve been battling some skin care woes that are just a plain nuisance, we hope we’ve given you some inspiration on how to start strengthening your skin from inside and out.