Vitamins for healthy glowing skin

September 02, 2019

Vitamins for healthy glowing skin

Vitamins are important in making sure our body works properly. Similarly, it's important to keep our skin performing at its best by providing it with much-needed vitamins. If you want healthy glowing skin, then you have to make an effort in ensuring you’re getting the right kinds of vitamins.

Here are some of the best vitamins for healthy glowing skin.

 

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a powerhouse when it comes to anti-aging benefits. It helps form new cells to keep your skin firm and tone.

There are two forms of vitamin A: retinoids and carotenoids

Retinoids can be found in animal products such as eggs, milk, and shrimp.

Carotenoids are found in plant products such as tomatoes, carrots, leafy green vegetables, and fruits such as mangoes, apricots, and plums.


Get it from

Leafy green vegetables
Squash, broccoli, carrots
Apricots, mangoes, cantaloupe, apples, bananas

Benefits to skin

Fights acne
Has anti-aging properties
Healthy skin cell production
Protects skin from UV damage
Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles

 

Viva Glow products with Vitamin A

PH Balance Moisturizer
Green Tea Cleanser
Antioxidant Moisturizer
Whipped Coconut Body Butter

 

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, is a water-soluble vitamin, which means it is not stored in the body. It protects skin cells from damage caused by sun exposure. It’s a vitamin for skin that fortifies the skin’s barrier to protect our body from environmental damage, dirt, and pollution. 


Get it from

Avocado
Peanuts
Mushrooms
Potatoes
Whole grains
Green peas

 

Benefits to skin

Prevent water loss and retain skin's moisture content
Increase keratin. 
Improves the surface structure
Helps smooth out skin's texture 
Reduce the appearance of wrinkles

 

Vitamin B5

Also known as pantothenic acid, Vitamin B5 is great at keeping your skin soft, smooth and healthy. It deeply hydrates your skin by absorbing moisture and contributes to your skin's healing process. 

 

Get it from

Whole-grain bread and cereal
Lentils
Split peas
Soybeans
Avocado
Mushrooms
Cauliflower
Kale
Tomatoes
Broccoli
Sunflower seeds
Royal jelly

Benefits to skin

Anti-inflammatory
Reduces acne
Promotes healthy skin
Faster skin healing

Viva Glow products with Vitamin B5

Honey and Oats Cleanser
Green Tea Cleanser
Antioxidant Moisturizer
PH Balance Moisturizer

 

Vitamin C

When asked what vitamins are good for skin, then look no further than vitamin C. It’s great at providing your skin with the protection it needs to ward off damage caused by UV light exposure. It fights the effects of harmful free-radicals. Applying vitamin C-rich skincare products is also shown to help with protein collagen production.

Get it from

Citrus fruits such as orange, kiwi, lemon, guava, grapefruit, papaya, cantaloupe, and strawberries.
vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, and capsicums

 

Benefits to skin

Helps heal wounds fast
Prevents dry skin
Reduce acne and acne-caused inflammation
Brighten skin

 

Viva Glow products with Vitamin C

Green Tea Cleanser
Vitamin C Toner
Radiance Blueberry Face Mask
Charcoal Mask Cream
Antioxidant Moisturizer

 

Vitamin D

In its active form calcitriol, vitamin D helps cells grow and repair themselves. It also optimizes the skin's immune system. It has antimicrobial properties that help fight acne and infection. It helps relieve inflammation caused by acne. While most of our vitamin D needs are met by basking in the sun for a few minutes, there are also other sources where this vitamin for skin can be taken.

Get it from

Sunflower Oil
Vitamin D-fortified soymilk
Vitamin D-fortified orange juice
Mushroom
Sunlight
Tofu

 

Benefits to skin

Helps in cell growth and repair
Increases skin's immune system
Fights premature skin aging
Help treat skin conditions 
Protects skin against radiation
Helps fight acne and acne-related inflammation

 

Viva Glow products with Vitamin D

Coconut Whipped Body Butter



Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient that has antioxidant properties. It helps protect cells from damage caused by free-radicals that you can get when exposed to pollutants and the sun's UV light.

It's easily absorbed by the skin. When applied directly to the skin, the sebaceous glands work to store it in great amounts, that's why many skincare products and makeup brands contain vitamin E.

It's the perfect vitamin for skin that’s great as a moisturizer for dry patchy areas of the skin.


Get it from

Sunflower seeds
Almonds
Peanuts
Oils
Avocados
Spinach
Swiss chard
Butternut squash

 

Benefits to skin

Helps treat acne
Anti-aging
Great source of antioxidant

 

Viva Glow products with Vitamin E

Honey and Oats Cleanser
Radiance Blueberry Mask
PH Balance Moisturizer
Restore and Protect Moisturizer
Ocean Mineral Moisturizer
Whipped Coconut Body Butter
Vanilla Body Butter

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a not-so-popular nutrient when it comes to skin health. But still, there are many things you can get from getting vitamin K either on your diet or on your skincare routine. 

Vitamin K helps with blood clotting and improves your skin and blood vessels' elasticity. Because of this, there are lesser chances of getting gawking stretch marks and makes your skin calmer so it doesn't look too irritated.

Get it from

Fresh, leafy greens including kale, spinach, parsley, cabbage, and romaine, 
Broccoli
Seaweed
Brussels sprouts 
Fermented foods

 

Benefits to skin

Improves the skin's elasticity
Help reduce stretch marks
Helps reduce rosacea
Fights premature aging
Helps with collagen production
Prevents under-eye puffiness and dark circles

Healthy Fats

"Fat" is not something many like to hear when it comes to health, but omega fatty acids play an important role in keeping your skin looking nice and healthy.

They are essential building blocks for your skin. Without it, your skin won't look as young and your complexion won't look as great.

There are many forms of omega fatty acids, but we'll only discuss the two most important ones.

 

Omega 3

Omega-3 fatty acids are most widely known for heart health than reaping skin benefits. Still, it's a perfect powerhouse of a nutrient that provides your skin with many advantages. As a powerful anti-inflammatory, Omega-3 helps protect you from sun damage. It also protects skin from free-radicals caused by dirt, sun, and pollution. Another thing is that this can also boost your skin's barrier by increasing your fat content.

Get it from

Chia seeds
Spinach 
Kidney beans

 

Benefits to skin

Increase collagen production
Fights wrinkles
Keeps skin hydrated
Anti-inflammatory
Improves skin's texture
Protects against free-radicals and UV light

 

Omega 6

Omega-6 fatty acids are important for the body as a source of energy. In small quantities, it helps retain water and energy on the skin to keep it plump and smooth.

Get it from

Plant oils, linoleic acid, and passion fruit oil
Sunflower oil

 

Benefits to skin

Helps prevent dermatitis
Keeps water and energy on the skin

 

Viva Glow products with Omega-6

Restore and Protect Moisturizer
Green Tea Cleanser

 

Zinc

Zinc is a trace mineral found in your cells. It helps to minimize damage caused when you're exposed to pollution and UV rays from the sun and helps to keep your skin looking young and healthy, which makes this a great vitamin for the skin.

Get it from

Legumes like chickpeas, lentils, and beans 
Squash, pumpkin and sesame seeds
Nuts such as pine nuts, peanuts, cashews and almonds
Whole grains like wheat, quinoa, rice, and oats
Potatoes
Green beans and kale
Dark chocolate

 

Benefits to skin

Minimizes formation of free-radical
Helps repair skin
Minimizes acne inflammation
Helps regulate oil production
Great as a sunscreen

 

Viva Glow products with zinc

Green Tea Cleanser

 

 

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