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Can Vitamins Make Your Skin Glow?


Your skin is probably the only organ and the largest organ that is on show at all times. It only makes sense to present it at its best self, and skincare can only do so much. What really makes a difference is how you care for your skin from the inside.

The nutrients you consume can help enrich your skin, so yes, to answer your question, vitamins can make your skin glow. In this article, we will talk about vitamins and how they can affect your skin internally and externally.

What are vitamins?

Vitamins are organic substances present in minute quantities in various foods; our bodies cannot synthesize them, and hence consumption through foods rich in vitamins is essential.

Vitamins are of two types; water-soluble and fat-soluble.

Water-soluble vitamins can not be stored in the body. If there is any excess, it will be passed out in the form of urine. Fat-soluble vitamins can be stored in the body for days long periods. These vitamins are majorly stored in the fatty tissues and the liver.

These vitamins play various roles in our bodies. They can help release energy, produce energy, build proteins and cells, make collagen, build bones, protect vision, protect the body, and most importantly, interact with other nutrients to help increase absorption.

Specific vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E act as antioxidants and help prevent oxidative damage caused due to free radicals. This plays a significant role in ensuring that your skin remains looking healthy and wrinkle-free.

What vitamins help with skin glow?

  • Vitamin A

Vitamin A is also known as Retinol, and since the skin is a major Retinoid-Responsive Tissue, this vitamin can prove to be extremely beneficial for the skin.

Retinoids can help stimulate collagen production and can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help improve acne symptoms. It is also an antioxidant that can prevent sun damage.

  • Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 is also known as Niacin, and is a water-soluble vitamin that falls under the B-vitamins group.

This vitamin can help prevent sun damage and has been shown to reduce brown spots by preventing the transfer of pigment within the skin. It can help restore cellular energy, repair damaged DNA, and reduce the immunosuppressive effects of UV rays emitted by the sun.

  • Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 is also known as Pantothenic acid and can help retain moisture. It prevents the excessive loss of moisture and can keep your skin hydrated. It can also help prevent or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also helping with acne and signs of aging.

  • Vitamin C

Vitamin C, one of the most popular skincare ingredients, is also known as Ascorbic acid. This vitamin can help with collagen synthesis, wound healing, and overall skin maintenance.

Since vitamin C is also an antioxidant, it can help fight free radicals that cause premature aging. It can reduce inflammation, dark spots, hyperpigmentation and leave your skin looking plumper, tighter, and smoother.

  • Vitamin D

The skin on exposure to sunlight makes vitamin D. This vitamin can help protect and rejuvenate your skin,  boost the skin’s immune system and aid in the destruction of free radicals, which can cause premature aging.

  • Vitamin E

Vitamin E can help reduce sun damage by absorbing UV rays. It can help keep your skin moisturized, especially if you have dry skin. It can be used to treat inflammation. This vitamin is ideal for a natural glow.

  • Vitamin K

Vitamin K is often used to treat stretch marks, scars, dark spots, under-eye circles, and spider veins. It also helps treat wounds and bruises. Doctors often prescribe this vitamin to reduce swelling and bruising.

These vitamins all play a role and contribute to the wellness of your skin. They can be used in combination with each other or by themselves, and they will still give you the results you’re looking for. However, it is advised to always consult a doctor before getting on any new kind of medication.

Bottom Line

They say the eyes are the windows of your soul; similarly, we believe that your skin can be the window to your health; we mean that your skin can be a huge indicator of your health and can tell you about how your body is feeling.

Taking care of your skin is essential. Bringing it to its natural state where it’s hydrated, moisturized, and well-nourished is vital, especially when we spend such long hours out in the sun, in pollution, and other environmental factors that can be harmful to it.

Apart from your skincare routine, your nutrition will also come in handy; and to make it easier for you, we compiled a list of vitamins for glowing skin!

Author Bio:

Soumya Reddy Tamatam

Soumya is a Biotechnology graduate who completed an online course on ‘Dermatology: Trip to Skin’ offered by Novosibirsk State University (NSU) and a course on ‘Nutrition and lifestyle in Pregnancy’ offered by Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU). Her interest lies in women’s health, nutrition, and skincare. She is a staunch believer in eating the right foods at the right time and in the right amounts to achieve great health.

Abdul Wahab
Hi! This is Abdul Wahab from Pakistan. I am the Owner and Author of GO WikiMedia. I Love to do blogging and photography.


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