Taking care of your skin should be an essential part of your everyday health regime; it is after all your body’s largest organ.
One of the common and oft heard advise from doctors, especially aesthetic doctors, is to wear sunscreen. We’re not suggesting to avoid the sun altogether, but as with everything else in life, all things in moderation. 10-15 minutes of daily sun exposure helps to produce Vitamin D for your skin, which is one of the best vitamins for you along with other essential vitamins such as Vitamin C, E and K.
Consuming enough vitamins isn’t just a fad. Getting enough of them can help to keep your skin looking healthy and youthful, reducing the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, redness, rough and uneven patches and even excessive dryness.
Lucky for us, we’re able to easily find these essential skin vitamins in oral form but did you know there are many skincare products out there that also contain them?
We picked the top 5 essential vitamins to help you achieve optimal skin health, which we’re sure your skin will thank you for.
Vitamin D plays an important role in skin tone and this vitamin is often made when sunlight is absorbed by your skin. You can easily increase your vitamin D intake by ensuring 10-15 minutes of sun exposure a day, or eating foods that already contain this vitamin naturally, such as salmon, tuna and cod.
If you’re looking for a more direct infusion of essential vitamins to your face, the Vitamin Therapy might just be what the doctor orders. This treatment involves the application of vitamins onto prepped, cleaned skin and is finished with deep infusion and a skin enhancing mask to allow maximum penetration of the vitamins into skin. The essential vitamins the do what they do best, fighting free radical damage, healing cellular damage and stimulating collagen production as well as lightening the discolouration of skin. Skin is restored to a refreshed and rejuvenated glow.
Vitamin C is crucial for its cancer-fighting properties and its role in collagen production to keep skin healthy. By taking Vitamin C orally, you can help to improve the effectiveness of using sunscreens for your skin, as it decreases cell damage and helps with the healing process of wounds.
This multi-tasking Vitamin can also help to fight out the signs of aging, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, even repair and prevent dry skin. It’s no wonder Vitamin C is a key ingredient found in many antiaging skincare products.
Besides consuming Vitamin C that is easily found in citric fruits such as oranges and grapefruit, Vitamin C when applied directly to the skin can have a skin brightening and rejuvenating effect. Our favourite, Citrine Pure Vitamin C Elixir and Powder, contains the purest, freshest form of Vitamin C, which imparts a radiance to dull, tired complexions. If used regularly, it can also improve skin’s resilience to aging.
Like Vitamin C, Vitamin E is an antioxidant and its main function is to protect the skin from sun damage. It does so by absorbing the harmful UV light from the sun and minimises the damage caused by UV rays, effectively preventing dark spots and wrinkles.
Normally your body would produce Vitamin E through sebum and with the right amounts of it can keep the skin conditioned and prevent it from drying out.
Take heart that if you worry that your body isn’t producing enough Vitamin E, you can increase your intake by consuming more nuts and seeds.
If a skincare product with Vitamin E is what you’re after, consider Hologram Pore Minimising Skin Primer, the next investment for your skin. Not only does it contain Vitamin E, it also contains Vitamins A and C in their freshest and most absorbable forms that work to lift, tone and seal in moisture while protecting your skin from pollution and free radical damage.
To help your skin look its best, Vitamin A would be the one you know you can count on, lending a hand to keep skin looking healthy, firm and radiant.
The active forms of Vitamin A, also known as retinal, retinol and retinoic acid, is what helps to encourage the growth and production of healthy skin cells. They are proven to fight wrinkles and stimulate the production of collagen, and is the number 1 go-to to combat the signs of aging.
If you’re looking for a hardworking cream that will help to allay your fears of wrinkles, consider Age Defy Rejuvenating and Anti-Aging Lotion your next best friend. Rich in Vitamin A, this hydrating cream works hard to firm skin and fight wrinkles, improving skin’s overall radiance. Besides a plumper skin, you will also notice immediate lifting, toning and firming benefits, all while providing long-lasting hydration to your skin.
Not so much a Vitamin, but this wonder ingredient commonly found in certain algae and responsible for the red or pink colour found in seafood like salmon, lobsters and shrimp, has been found to protect against sunburn and reduce wrinkles among other cosmetic benefits when applied directly onto the skin.
Astaxanthin is an antioxidant, which effectively works to protect skin cells from damage. New to SW1 Shop, Red Tourmaline Skin Revival with Astaxanthin Extracts is an oil-free, water-based gel that harnesses the benefits of red algae to feed your skin from within. Besides protecting your skin from the environment and harmful UV rays, it also works to brighten and illuminate your skin, keeping it young, healthy and supple.