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Vitamins to Take For Healthy Skin

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May 17 2019

Vitamins to Take For Healthy Skin

At Azure Aesthetic in Bowmanville, our clients are eager to learn what can keep their skin healthy and glowing, no matter what their age. Part of the secret to healthy skin is found in the vitamins the person takes. All vitamins are essential to health, but some vitamins are more essential to others when it comes to the beauty and health of the skin. Here are some vitamins you should take for healthy skin:

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant, which protects the skin from damage by free radical molecules. It has anti-inflammatory properties and helps the body produce collagen, which keeps skin juicy and elastic. Vitamin C is famously found in citrus fruits, tomatoes and green, leafy vegetables.

Vitamin A
Vitamin A is also an antioxidant and helps the body build collagen. Many skin care products such as retinol are derived from vitamin A. It is difficult for the body to use vitamin A, so it is found in foods as carotene, which converts to vitamin A once it’s in the body. Colourful vegetables such as carrots and sweet potatoes are rich in carotene.

B Complex Vitamins
The B-complex vitamins are necessary for the health of the nerves, but they are also required for healthy skin and hair. Niacin is a B complex vitamin that’s a precursor of niacinamide, an ingredient in skin care products we offer at our med spa in Bowmanville. Niacinamide is known to brighten skin and rejuvenate aged skin by exfoliating the dead skin cells at the very top of the epidermis.

Pantothenic acid is also a B vitamin that’s added to beauty products. It helps keep the skin hydrated and helps build a barrier over the skin that protects it from pollutants. The B vitamins are found in a wealth of plant and animal foods.

Vitamin E
Another antioxidant, vitamin E helps the skin both when it is placed on it and when it is ingested. It makes sure that levels of vitamin A are healthy and is an excellent topical treatment for acne. Vitamin E is found in foods abundant in healthy oils such as seeds and nuts.

Unfortunately, it can be hard getting your daily intake of proper vitamins to maintain healthy skin. Thankfully, there is a solution. Azure Aesthetic, in Bowmanville, offers Vitamin Infusion Therapy, also known as the Hollywood Facial, which gives your skin all the vitamins it needs with a simple treatment. Contact us today to book an appointment or learn more about other treatments offered by Azure Aesthetic, in Bowmanville, that will better your skin. 

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