What you put inside your body to keep yourself healthy has an effect on the outside of your body as well. Vitamins taken daily replenish and balance your internal workings and help rejuvenate the surface. Your skin tone and complexion may or may not be an issue, but anything that can help keep them looking good is great. There are many vitamins that will do just that.
Vitamin A is known for beta-carotene, which has a special effect on eye sight, but it also has skin-tone healing properties. It has the ability to repair and protect skin tissue whether it is damaged or in good condition. You may have a vitamin A deficiency if your skin is flaky and dry. Just a small drop of vitamin A in your mouth quickly runs through the body and starts to do its job. Along with evening out your skin tone, vitamin A prevents the growth of acne, skin discoloration and psoriasis. Without taking supplements, you can find vitamin A in fruits and vegetables, especially carrots.
Vitamin B and B-Complex
Biotin is found in vitamin B. It takes sole responsibility for forming skin cells properly and helps bring moisture back to your skin. Also, vitamin B acts as a skin lightener and can clear up blotchy skin areas. Our body does naturally produce biotin, but you still need to take it in with foods or supplements to get what your body requires. Eggs, rice, bananas and oatmeal are great sources of vitamin B. Lacking enough vitamin B may cause skin inflammation, blotchiness and dermatitis, which can cause itching and redness.
Perhaps the best known vitamin is vitamin C, for its ability to boost your immune system and heal wounds. When you are healthy, your skin looks healthy as well. Broken blood vessels in your face are easily seen, and vitamin C helps to prevent and repair that. It is a great skin-cancer fighter, and protects the skin against free radicals from pollution. It helps restore elastin and collagen that have been damaged by free radicals, and in turn this can help even out your skin tone. When applied directly to your face, it can also diminish fine lines and wrinkles and minimize redness and irritation from sunburn. Good sources of vitamin C are broccoli, leafy vegetables and citrus fruits. Vitamin C supplements and lotions can be bought over the counter in drugstores.
Vitamin E nourishes and protects the skin from damage and also reduces wrinkles and damage caused by UV rays. Vitamin E combines naturally with vitamin C in your body to repair damage that has been done to your DNA, which repairs skin cells and helps your complexion. Your skin’s texture and tone can be improved by taking a 400mg supplement once a day. Nuts, olives and spinach are just a few sources of vitamin E.
The least known vitamin may be vitamin K. While it does not do anything specifically for your skin, it has the ability to reduce bruising all over your body and diminish dark circles under your eyes. When combined with vitamin A, it can lighten circles under your eyes so that your skin tone and complexion are improved.
Joshua Bailey resides in Pennsylvania and has been a professional writer since 2007. His writing focuses on topics in film, entertainment, music and religion. Bailey has been published on eHow and has written numerous articles for three universities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business and creative writing from Moravian College.