As we know, 20 minutes of sun exposure to Vitamin D without sunscreen is beneficial to our health, especially in preventing the development of MS (http://www.makersnutrition.com/news/2017-09-21-get-out-and-get-some-sunlight/). Vitamins A, C, E, and K are also on the list for maintaining healthy skin. According to Dr. Anita Sturnham, a general practitioner and Skincere spokesperson, shared with Daily Mail UK and Joe Bowman and Kristeen Cherney of Healthline, whose article was reviewed by PhD Alan Carter, shared their knowledge on this topic.
First and foremost, Vitamin A fights inflammation and helps in the department of oil production and skin spots. Dr. Sturnham suggests night creams with retinol (Vitamin A) at 2-3% that is combined with hyaluronic acid, hydrating and reducing retinol’s drying effect (dailymail). In addition, according to Doris Day, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center, states “There are more than 700 published studies on retinoids—they’re tried-and-true ingredients. Anyone who wants younger-looking skin should use one” (prevention).
Vitamin B is known for its skin-aiding features, putting itself on the table as a potential treatment for rosacea and acne. Niacin (Vitamin B3) and Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) especially help in brightening and refreshing the skin (dailymail).
Vitamin C’s cancer-fighting strength is essential as an antioxidant. It has the power to lessen cell damage while helping heal bodily wounds. With an ability to heal wounds comes the facility of healing damaged skin, even reducing wrinkles and repairing dry skin. (healthline).
Vitamin E is next. Its superpower lies in hydrating and revitalizing the skin with its anti-inflammatory aptitude. As you could probably guess, Vitamin E thus prevents signs of premature ageing. Boosting collagen, the most abundant protein in our bodies, the vitamin can stimulate cell growth factors (dailymail)!
Much like Vitamin C, Vitamin K helps clot blood, and heal swollen and bruised areas affected by surgery. It can also help scars, dark circles under the eyes, and spider veins. (healthline).
Through the ABCs of vitamins, we will continue to learn just how essential they are to our wellbeing as their potential continues to be unveiled.
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