The skin is a living organ like our heart or our muscles. In order to function well and defend itself, it needs an adequate supply of minerals, nutrients, and vitamins. The latter are more and more active ingredients in cosmetics. How useful are they? Which one to choose? We’ll explain everything to you!
Our skin is the first shield that defends us against external and internal aggressions such as pollution, UV rays, wind, as well as stress, hormonal disorders or lack of sleep. To ensure this protective function but also to detoxify and to renew itself well and shine, it must be healthy. This includes a good amount of vitamins. Just like the rest of our body, our skin needs a little boost to stay in top shape. This goes through a healthy diet but also through vitamin treatments or through a topical application of care containing these essential active ingredients. The skin is then better able to defend itself and get rid of toxins. No more blackheads, redness and other blemishes. But which vitamins to choose? What treatments should be chosen and why? Here’s everything you need to know about the best vitamins for glowing, healthy skin!
Vitamin A is one of the first vitamins discovered by man, which is why it was given the first letter of the alphabet. Essential for the proper functioning of our bodies, it is also a true ally of the skin. Vitamin A is found in many serums, creams, and other beauty treatments. And for good reason, one of the favorite active ingredients in cosmetics, retinolVitamin A derivative!
Why choose a vitamin A beauty product?
Thanks to its antioxidant properties, Vitamin A helps fight oxidative stress and the development of free radicals responsible for premature skin aging. It promotes cell regeneration and regulates the production of keratin, which is an essential protein for maintaining the good structure of the skin. Vitamin A then smoothes wrinkles and helps to heal better, while protecting the skin from external aggressions, especially UV rays. but that is not all ! Vitamin A ensures a beautiful hold as it metabolizes keratogenesis in order to keep skin smooth and hydrated. Finally, it boosts melanin production and prolongs your tan.
How do you choose retinol skin care products?
Retinol is an exceptionally effective substance to fight oxidation and skin aging but also against acne. This makes it Oily skin’s best friend who are beginning to show signs of aging. However, it can be irritating and drying, especially for sensitive and atopic skin. It is recommended instead to use it in the evening and avoid using an exfoliating product at the same time. We recommend accustoming your skin to starting with a product with a low level of retinol and gradually increasing it to a concentration of 1% like in Paula’s Choice or Drunk Elephant, or even 2%. As in The Ordinary. You can also start using it once every two to three days.
If your skin is sensitive or reactive, you can resort to its botanical alternative: bakuchiol. The latter has similar properties but does not cause irritation or dryness. We especially recommend Typologie’s Bakuchiol Serum, a dose of antioxidants to fight blemishes and signs of aging.
It can also be taken as a dietary supplement either pure or combined with other vitamins.
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is one of the most popular vitamins! Water soluble, it does not dissolve in water and the body cannot synthesize or store it. That is why it is necessary to take it every day. A winter star because it restores tone and strengthens the immune system, it is now an essential active ingredient in skin care. A radiance booster and anti-aging ally, it has it all!
Why choose vitamin C cosmetics?
Ascorbic acid enhances the radiance of the face, in particular by reducing the production of melanin, which removes and prevents pigment spots. Vitamin C fights oxidative stress responsible for premature aging. A powerful antioxidant, it neutralizes free radicals and protects the skin from external factors such as pollution or UV rays, but also from certain factors such as stress or lack of sleep. It also promotes collagen formation for more firmness and elasticity to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
How do you choose a vitamin C treatment?
For great effectiveness, we recommend that you choose a product that contains at least 20% vitamin C, which is ideal for the product to work effectively. Know that it is always best to combine it with other antioxidants such as Vitamin E.
Also discover our selection of the best vitamin C serums!
Like other vitamins, to get a good boost, it is possible to take vitamin C in supplement form. We recommend the apricot and orange flavored candies as a treat while having fun!
There is not one but several B vitamins, eight of which play an essential role in cell metabolism. Vitamins B2, B3, B8 and B5 are important for maintaining beautiful skin.
What B vitamins to choose according to your skin type?
- Vitamin B2 or riboflavin
It has antioxidant properties and improves cell regeneration. It prevents dryness in order to maintain skin hydration, reduces and prevents pigment spots and avoids rashes. Therefore it is particularly recommended for Acne-prone skin.
- Vitamin B3 or niacin
It is necessary to treat many skin problems such as acne or eczema. Like vitamin B2, it fights hyperpigmentation but also against free radicals in order to prevent premature aging of the skin. Finally, it helps keep the skin well moisturized. result ? The skin becomes smoother, clearer and brighter, without blemishes or redness.
- Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid
This vitamin is ideal for skin that lacks hydration as it prevents water loss. Likewise, it restores skin elasticity, reduces inflammation and promotes healing, while maintaining the proper functioning of the skin’s protective barrier in order to defend it against external aggressions. Therefore, it is ideal for sensitive and reactive skin prone to blemishes and dryness.
- Vitamin B8 or biotin
Biotin promotes good cell regeneration and protects the skin from oxidative stress. Thus, it slows down the effects of premature aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. Highly moisturizing, it keeps the skin healthy and prevents skin disorders such as acne or dermatitis. Recommended for oily and/or acne-prone skin as it regulates sebum secretion and eliminates blemishes.
How do you choose treatment with B vitamins?
The various B vitamins are often combined with other vitamins, be it A, C or E. They all work in synergy to enhance their effects. In general, it’s a good idea to choose a product that contains one or more B vitamins if you have acne-prone skin, especially if it’s been drying out from heavy-duty treatments.
However, vitamin B is often found in dietary supplements.
Vitamin E or tocopherol is an antioxidant that is found naturally in our bodies. It is also present in the lipids of our skin in order to maintain its natural barrier to protect it from external aggressions and to ensure its proper hydration.
Why choose Vitamin E cosmetics?
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps fight the signs of aging. These natural nutrients protect the skin from external aggressions and prevent the harmful effects of UV rays and oxidative stress. Vitamin E is known for its moisturizing and healing properties that help relieve A Dry, scaly skin. Anti-inflammatory, soothes and treats certain skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis.
How do you choose a vitamin E remedy?
It depends on your skin type. If your body is dry and/or flaky, vitamin E is a perfect fit. Mature and very dry skin can invest in an oil, while normal and combination skin will prefer creams or gels. To find out if a product contains vitamin E, check the ingredients list. It must contain tocopherols or tocotrienols. Feel free to choose a product that is associated with other vitamins, in particular C, the effect of which will increase tenfold.
What foods should be full of Vitamin E?
It is found in vegetable oils such as rapeseed, sunflower, olive, argan or even soybean. Dark green leafy vegetables (cabbage, spinach, lettuce), nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds) and fats from meat and fish are rich in vitamin E, and they can also be taken as a food supplement, we advise you in particular Lachille Vitamin E Gummies.
To find out more, also find out Which vitamin E treatments to choose for smoother and brighter skin.
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