The ultimate guide to the best vitamins for skin
You've ditched the makeup wipes and make sure to clean your face every night using only the top recommended face wash. You drink a ton of water. You never miss a dermatology appointment. You do exactly what is advised, but still can't seem to have that picture-perfect clear skin? You're not alone.
The conquest for glass-like skin is one that almost everyone faces during one point or another. Don't get too discouraged though, there is hope!
When approaching good skin care techniques, most forget that our skin is actually the largest organ in our body. What we put into our body (aka what we eat) has a strong influence on how our skin will appear on the outside.
If we refer back to the age-old adage “You are what you eat,” that also applies to our skin! Our diet has a strong influence on the chemical composition of our bodies, influencing hormones and the essential vitamins and minerals needed for our body to function at its best.
Below you will find an explanation of some of the best vitamins for skin. It's never too late to get that wonderful skin you love and deserve!
Vitamin C - The Vitamin That Makes Your Skin GLOW
If you want a vitamin that delivers results, Vitamin C will stick with you until the end of time. It's no wonder the key word “glow” is always used to market this “holy grail” vitamin. It helps with uneven skin tone, improves texture, and gets rid of overall dullness. It is also a powerful antioxidant, which could reverse the damage caused by UV rays from the sun.
Plus, Vitamin C may even accelerate the production of both elastin and collagen, giving your skin a youthful look. A great way to make sure you are getting enough Vitamin C is by taking a daily supplement, such as the Hers Multivitamin. Since your body will only absorb a certain amount of Vitamin C at a time, it is helpful to couple this supplement with a topical Vitamin C serum as well. Make sure it is kept away from light or air to deliver the best results!
Vitamin E - The Anti-Aging Vitamin
Vitamin E is the perfect sidekick to Vitamin C. When taken together, both vitamins are actually absorbed better. Vitamin E displays many of the same benefits of Vitamin C. It is an antioxidant that has been used for more than 50 years in dermatology. It protects the skin from harmful effects of the sun, potentially even preventing skin cancer. Overall, it helps maintain a balanced level of moisture in the skin.
Vitamin D - The Anti-Inflammatory Vitamin
Most people know Vitamin D as the vitamin our body creates from sunlight. This vitamin is an incredible workhorse for the skin because it actually helps to create new skin cells from the inside out. Did you know the outer layer of your skin has a life cycle of about 28 days? Vitamin D helps to maintain this cycle, keeping your skin looking fresh and renewed.
An added bonus of Vitamin D is that it also helps reduce inflammation of the skin. This will help calm the appearance of many forms of acne and eczema. Even though this staple vitamin can be obtained from the sun—its not as easy as you think. It might be beneficial to add vitamin supplements to your diet, especially during the winter months, to ensure you are getting the amount of Vitamin D your body (and skin!) needs.
Many of the vitamins listed above are available in topical form, which are great options for the skin, but it is best to make sure you are getting the right nutrients you need orally as well. This will set a strong foundation for healthy skin while also improving your overall well being. You'll look great and feel great—it's a win-win!
It must be noted that it is possible to have too much of a good thing when it comes to vitamins. It is very uncommon, but taking excessive amounts of a certain vitamin can actually cause negative effects in the body. But there's no need to worry!
Our Mybite Hers vitamins are specially formulated to make sure you are getting the right amount of vitamins every day without going overboard. And do you want to know the best part? All of those vitamins are packaged into one chocolatey bite. What's better than a multivitamin? A chocolate multivitamin.
It's never too late, treat your skin today!