Depending on the lifestyle you have it can be a little challenging to get enough of the nutrients needed by the body from the food you eat. Trust me, I’ve had days where I’ve forgotten to eat and others where I don’t make the best choices with what I eat. Generally speaking, the body requires a particular amount of minerals and vitamins to function. Some nutrients also help support bodily functions. One of the most important things to keep in mind is vitamins shouldn’t be seen as a meal replacement, but instead as a supplement to the food you eat. Now, let’s take a look at the ultimate vitamin guide to benefit your skin!
DISCLAIMER: This post is detailing what I’ve personally experienced by taking vitamins consistently. Please do your research to find which vitamins would benefit you. Thanks for reading!
Drink lots of water, get lots of sleep, and take Vitamin C!Georgia May Jagger
THE ULTIMATE VITAMIN GUIDE
& WHY YOU SHOULD INCLUDE THEM IN YOUR ROUTINE
01. Promotes Healthy Aging
It would be amazing to stay young forever! However, I’m sure you’ve noticed over time how your body has changed. Especially if you’ve had a not-so-great sleep the night before. It’s more important to focus on our physical health as we get older. With age, it becomes harder for our bodies to absorb much-needed nutrients. This is where the vitamins come in. They slow down the issue of experiencing deficiencies and help reset our nutrient levels.
02. Reduces Anxiety and Stress
The vitamins you choose to include in your daily routine can significantly reduce stress and anxiety levels! Big bonus for anyone with a stressful job or life. Such vitamins are also beneficial in keeping your nervous system functioning properly.
03. Supports Your Immune System
We are still recovering from the pandemic. Your immune system is more important than ever, so it only makes sense to include vitamins that will support it. Common vitamins associated with strengthening your immune system are Vitamin C and Vitamins E & D. I’ll have them all listed at the bottom of this post for you!
Remember vitamins aren’t to be seen as a meal replacement. You’ll still need to eat fruits and veggies regularly.
04. Supports Healthy Metabolism
Biotin, B6, and B12 vitamins collaborate with the enzymes in your body to metabolize energy from fats carbohydrates, and protein. Maintaining a healthy diet and staying physically active helps maintain a healthy metabolism, which is essential for your overall health and aging.
05. Promotes Healthier Skin and Hair
Another one of the many benefits of taking vitamins is they promote healthier skin and hair. If you’re struggling with dry skin or acne, there are particular vitamins out there that can help lessen the problems. And this brings me to my next point…*drumroll please*
The 4 Best Vitamins for Your Skin
THE ULTIMATE VITAMIN GUIDE TO BENEFIT YOUR SKIN
Throughout this post, we have chatted about vitamins and how they do great things for your health and overall well-being. But what about your skin? Allow me to introduce the 4 best Vitamins for your skin!
Vitamin D is produced when your skin absorbs sunlight. It’s then taken up by your liver and kidneys and transported throughout the body to help create healthy cells. This includes the skin, where vitamin D plays an important role in skin tone.
Ways to increase your Vitamin D
- Going outside for at least 10 minutes a day
- Eating foods such as cereals, orange juice, and yogurt
- Eating foods that contain Vitamin D naturally like salmon, tuna, and cod
Remember like everything else – you can only reap the benefits by being consistent in your routine, taking your vitamins, and having a healthy balanced diet.
Vitamin C is found on the inner and outer layers of the skin. It’s also in most anti-aging products because it’s said to be an antioxidant that assists with collagen production to help keep your skin healthy.
Here are some ways to include Vitamin C in your diet:
- Eat more oranges, strawberries, broccoli, and spinach
- Drink orange juice
- Take vitamin C orally
Like vitamin C, vitamin E is also an antioxidant. Its main function in skin care is to protect against sun damage. Normally, the body produces vitamin E through sebum, an oily substance emitted through the skin’s pores. Sebum helps keep the skin conditioned and prevents dryness, (score for the oily girls). If you have particularly dry skin, vitamin E can possibly help counteract a lack of sebum. Here are a few ways to increase Vitamin E in your routine:
- eating more nuts and seeds: almonds, hazelnuts, and sunflower seeds
- taking a vitamin E supplement
- using topical products that contain both vitamin E and vitamin C (this can be more effective in photoprotection than those that contain only one of the two)
Vitamin K is essential in aiding the body’s process of blood clotting, which helps the body heal wounds, bruises, and areas affected by surgery. The basic functions of vitamin K are also thought to help certain skin conditions, such as:
- stretch marks
- spider veins
- dark spots
- stubborn circles under your eyes
Vitamin K is found in many different topical creams for the skin, and it can help treat a variety of skin conditions. You can increase your intake by eating:
- green beans