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Know your skin vitamins — it’s more than ABC

Know your skin vitamins — it’s more than ABC

Know your skin vitamins — it’s more than ABC

There are two other lesser-known vitamins you may not know about.


Everyone knows how important it is to have a diet rich in vitamins. But what about your skin? That’s right — your skin needs nutrition, too!

A is for Acne prevention

Researchers say Vitamin A is a massive help in the war on acne. It’s also restorative, and a great tonic for dry, peeling skin. You get an A for effort if your skincare products contain plenty of Vitamin A. Foods rich in vitamin A include sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, fish and lettuce.

B is for Biotin-rich

Biotin is the stuff that your skin is made of, so it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that it’s very good for you. This B-complex vitamin reduces the risk of dermatitis, provides you with an even tone and even hydrates your skin. It can be found in onions, eggs, tomatoes, almonds, peanuts and salmon. Plus, biotin is also great for your hair.

C is for Collagen-producing

If your skin care products are high in Vitamin C, you’ll be getting plenty of collagen-producing goodness. That means less wrinkles, better tone and more skin firmness. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant which makes it a good “weapon” against free radicals in pollutants. You can see why C comes so highly recommended.

E is for Excessive Dryness-reduction

Some say that Vitamin E reduces scars, but scientists are divided on that one. What most do agree on, however, is the fact that Vitamin E reduces dryness for your skin — as well as your lips and cuticles. Look out for E when choosing a moisturizer. You can also consume almonds, sunflower seeds, spinach and sunflower oil to get your vitamin E fix.

K is for Kindness — for Your Skin

Dark circles, bruises and skin discoloration all hate Vitamin K, because it’s also known as the “blood-clotting” vitamin — and that’s why your skin loves it. While bacteria in our gastrointestinal tracts make vitamin K, we can acquire more by eating green leafy vegetables as well as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.

… and there’s no ABC without VB3!

Vitamin B3 (VB3) is a real super skin vitamin. With moisturizing, anti-aging and acne-reduction properties, 3’s the magic number! You’ll find this important ingredient in many brightening skin care products — perfect for an even skin tone.