All About Vitamins: Skin & Hair

A well balanced diet and care routine is quite essential for good skin and hair ! When talking about skincare and haircare we like to emphasize on everything from inside out.

Let’s begin with Vitamin E:

A very largely used antioxidant rich Vitamin that is known to fight free radicals and takes care of your anti-aging needs. Along with premature aging and wrinkle care, Vitamin E greatly helps with Scars and blemishes caused due to Pimples and Acne.

Vitamin E also tremendously helps maintain your hair’s structure and ia greatly used in haircare products that target frizz !

Tip: You can directly apply vitamin E oil onto your skin or mix it with your lotions and creams or purchase products that contain Vitamin E.

You can also include Vitamin E supplements, we recommend consulting your doctor before you do so.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is popularly also known as Retinol, a largely used ingredient for both anti-aging and anti acne !

Retinol stimulates production of new skin cells and helps in healthy skin cycle.

Topical treatments can help tremendously to treat acne and age spots.

Maintaining a healthy diet is sufficient for a healthy intake of Vitamin A.

Tip: Before using a Pure Retinol based topical treatment please consult a dermatologist.

You can also incorporate products with lesser concentration of Retinol or Vitamin A based products.

Vitamin C

Another popular ingredient that is Key to softer, radiant skin ! When it comes to Vitamin C it’s believed Topical Treatments assure the best results.

Vitamin C is a hydrating, brightening skin transforming ingredient that helps even out skin tone and also helps maintain the skin’s texture.

An all rounder Known for treating scars, preventing aging and over all skin complexion care !

Tip: For Blemishes Incorporate Vitamin C based products into your skincare routine.

Now that we’ve covered the Popular Vitamins Let’s cover Vitamin B another essential vitamin with 8 different classes.

All these different Vitamins come from different sources and a variety of benefits to our body, skin and hair.

Note: Vitamin B is water soluble and can’t be stored in the body hence it is important to include Vitamin B rich food in your diet !

Vitamin B helps combat Free radicals and prevents skin damage.

Let’s discuss Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

Vitamin B1 is also known as Thiamin which is involved in the functioning of the Nervous system and helps de-stress.

Deficiency of B1 causes hyper sensitivity which can lead to dryness, acne, redness etc.

Tip: Green Peas, Spinach and Sesame seeds are a rich source of Vitamin B1.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2 helps maintain the skin. Vitamin B2 also known as Riboflavin helps with healthy cell turnover for a bright and radiant skin.

Vitamin B2 is essential for people prone to acne and breakouts.

Tip: Spinach, almonds are a good source of Vitamin B2.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

The most popular form of Vitamin B for your skin. Vitamin B3 helps improve and maintain the condition of your skin.

A must have vitamin that helps treat dryness, Hyperpigmentation, eczema, dermatitis, sun damage and aging.

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Vitamin B5 acts as humectant and is a excellent for dry and dull skin. Pantothenic Acid helps improve the elasticity of the skin and helps the skin stay healthy and plump.

Tip: Tomatoes are a good source of Vitamin B5.

• Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Vitamin B6 also known as Pyridoxine helps with the growth and repair of the skin cells. Vitamin B6 can also help to regulate the hormone irregularities which can cause acne breakouts and help keep your skin clear and acne-free.

Tip: Bananas are a good source of Vitamin B6

• Vitamin B7 (Biotin)

Vitamin B7 is commonly known as biotin. Biotin is essential for healthy hair growth and also facilitates repair of skin cells and helps revitalize the skin.

Biotin also helps with treating skin ailments like Rashes, eczema, acne, etc.

Tip: Incorporating Walnuts, Almonds and oatmeal can help introduce biotin into your diet.

Vitamin B9 (Folate/Folic Acid)

Commonly known as Folic Acid, is an essential B vitamin for cell production and tissue growth which ensures optimum cell turnover for healthy, clear radiant skin. Vitamin B9 also helps to detox the body.

Tip: Increased Folic acid in your body can also cause Acne.

Spinach is a good source of Folic acid.

• Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Vitamin B12 helps to regulate the production of pigment in the skin, helping to prevent dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Cobalamin also assists the body with the metabolism of  protein and,m promotes the growth of healthy skin cells and helps to repair damaged skin.

Tip: Cheese and eggs are excellent source of B12.

You can also incorporate B12 supplements.

Additional Tip:

You can also incorporate topical treatments for added skin and hair care benefits.

It’s essential to include Vitamin rich food in your diet for healthy body and skin !

That’s it for today !

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