6 Important Skin Vitamins You Should Consider

Just like anti-aging creams, skin vitamins play an important role in a healthy complexion -- a fact that has been confirmed many times over in health and medical journals.

But many people are confused as to what constitutes a good skin vitamin. As a Health Advisor people would often ask me "what vitamins do I need for a great complexion ?"

Well, there are several important vitamins to consider....

  1. Alpha Lipoic Acid 
  2. Befotiamine 
  3. BioSil 
  4. Vitamin C 
  5. Topical Vitamin C For Skin
  6.  Omega 3 fish oil

You can find all of these vitamins in one place at the Life Extension Foundation.

Other Supplements for Healthy Skin and Body

Ingesting water soluble vitamins such as vitamin B,C and minerals such as zinc and copper, are powerful antioxidants that can have a huge impact on how fast you age.

And by applying some vitamins topically directly to the dermis you can obtain excellent results. Three of these include:

  • Vitamin A - Like Retin-A or Retinols can help fight lines and sun damage by promoting cell turn over. However Retin-A is usually only available through a prescription.

  • Vitamin C - Like pure crystal ascorbic acid can help brighten and protect from general aging and pollution. Pure vitamin C can also reduce spots and uneven patches.

  • Honey and Sea Salts - While honey is not specifically a vitamin it is rich in minerals and other healing nutrients as ocean vegetables. In fact, the FDA approved the use of Manuka Honey for it's ability to heal wounds and burns.

Vitamins and Tonics for
Specific Problems

In addition to vitamins, herbal and homeopathic extracts like those found in Zenmed skin care products can help improve complexion problems like dry scaly or itchy patches.

Zinc For Acne? Some research shows that it can be helpful in controlling acne In fact, some experts believe that acne is a symptom of a zinc deficiency.

Click Here for more information on Skin Dr. and how it can also benefit those who suffer from Psoriasis, Eczema, Cradle Cap, and Allergic Rashes.

What About Your Diet?

How Many Diets Have You Been On?

Do you know that every time you go on a diet, your stave your skin too? You have to take care of it from the inside and out.

You not only lose weight, you also lose important vitamins for a nice complexion and good health. Your overall health is reflected in the condition of your skin.

Everything from acne and rosacea, to psoriasis and premature aging can be an indication of what’s going on inside the body.

Here are some basic and simple tips to look younger:

  • Follow a clear skin diet
  • Use a good anti-aging wrinkle cream
  • Use a safe sunscreen. But not just any sunscreen, some are actually damaging according to a recent report. Read more on sunscreen facts
  • Take specific vitamins - like the ones listed below

These four tips will help keep you looking younger longer. Still don't know what to eat?

Check out the Skin Care Recipes sample menu.

Are You Taking Diet Drugs That May Interfere With Important Vitamins?

Many diet drugs - even the over-the-counter ones like Alli, can affect your complexion and health.

Alli is a fat blocker meaning it blocks the absorption of those all essential fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins that help keep the dermis moist and soft.

It binds with those fats so they can't be digested and carries them out of the body, but that also means your complexion won't get them either.

Certain fats like omega-3 fatty acids are very important for your complexion. They act as antioxidants to strengthen and protect.

They are important for the life cycle of dermis cells, and helps prevent acne and dry scaly complexion.

What To Do?

If your dieting and/or taking drugs like Alli make sure you also take a good vitamins that contain fat soluble vitamins (A, D, and E).

Your daily vitamins should contain at least 5,000 IU of vitamin A (including mixed carotenoids), 400 -800 IU of vitamin D and no less than 400 IU of vitamin E.

And make sure not to take these vitamins when you take Alli – Space them out a few hours before or after taking Alli.

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