Why your skin needs Vitamins

If vitamins are the micronutrients our body needs in order to function, then it's only logical that using the best vitamins for your skin can have a profound effect on your appearance.

As vitamins are essential to your health and body functions, vitamin deficiencies can cause adverse effects on the skin. Since vitamins C and E play such important roles in protecting your skin from the sun, deficiencies in either vitamin can increase the risk of skin damage, including skin cancer.

But did you know that ingesting vitamins orally, either as supplements or as part of a balanced diet, may not make a noticeable difference to the state of your skin? If you consume vitamins, they are distributed throughout your whole body, not just on your skin. So applying vitamins topically, can be much more beneficial to your skin's health. 

Here’s a quick rundown on which vitamins are best for your skin; 

Vitamin E has been a staple in the skincare industry for a long time. It’s a moisturizing antioxidant, which guards the skin barrier and improves skin hydration. It also protects skin-cell membranes from oxidation by free radicals, specifically when the skin is hit by UV rays. 

Topical vitamin E has also emerged as a popular treatment for a number of skin disorders, due to its antioxidant properties. One of the most popular applications is the treatment of burns, surgical scars, and wounds.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that boosts collagen production, decreases pigment formation, and protects against environmental stressors. Like other antioxidants, vitamin C neutralizes free radicals to protect against damage caused to skin cells by things like pollution and UV rays. 

You often see vitamin C combined with vitamin E, that’s because the combination of these ingredients improves the stability of the vitamins and doubles the sun protection for the skin. Vitamin C is water-soluble and vitamin E is oil soluble, and you have water-soluble compartments and oil-soluble compartments in the skin, so you need an antioxidant for both.

Vitamin A is widely-considered among the most effective skin-care ingredients around. It works by binding to receptors in skin cells, in turn strengthening the protective function of the epidermis, protecting collagen against degradation, and stimulating skin cell turnover. For the same reason, vitamin A is a powerful acne fighter, too.

Blessed by Nature and Vitamins

If your skin is lacking vitamins or feels like it needs a bit of a boost, try our antioxidant range of Night Cream, Eye Serum and Day Cream. Our combination of Vitamin A, C and E brings a powerful blend of antioxidants to help neutralise free radicals and support your skin to thrive, leaving it radiant, youthful, and beautifully nourished. Just like the rest of our range, it’s made in Australia from naturally derived ingredients and organic botanicals. https://www.blessedbynature.com.au/collections/antioxidant 


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