A survey that was conducted from February 4, 2014 to March 11, 2015 found that 32 percent of American households spend $500 or more on skin care products.(1) Many people seek after clear skin, tight pores, and that healthy glow. That healthy glow may be easier to obtain through nutrients and vitamins than in a bottle, tube, or canister in the skin care aisle of your favorite stores.
Thirty-two percent of U.S. households spend $500 or more per year on skin care products!
Research shows that specific nutrients are essential for preventing and reversing signs of aging. A well-balanced diet that includes a variety of healthy foods can keep the skin supple and glowing. They body may not deliver those vitamins directly to your problem skin areas and it may be necessary to provide extra vitamins to both your body and your skin.(2)
A well-balanced diet that includes a variety of healthy foods can keep the skin supple and glowing!
Skin is the largest organ of the body and weather, lifestyle and age can take their toll on your once youthful skin. If your seeking after the skin of your youth, first consider whether your body is getting enough of the following vitamins.(3)
Four vitamins that will help provide healthy skin!
- Vitamin D3: Vitamin D3 has been found to help treat psoriasis. In one study, they found that apply man-made vitamin D3 cream, Calcitriol, reduced skin inflammation and irritation in patients with psoriasis. Supplementing vitamin D3 or getting healthy sun exposure, in order to assure that your vitamin D3 levels remain therapeutic, can go a long way to providing that healthy glow.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C provides antioxidant properties and is an important part of collagen synthesis. Taking vitamin C orally helps decrease cell damage and heal bodily wounds. In some cases, vitamin C supplementation has helped reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- Vitamin E: Vitamin E has been shown to minimize the damage caused by UV rays. Vitamin is is also helpful in reducing skin inflammation.
- Vitamin K: Vitamin K has been shown to help the body heal following surgery. Vitamin K has also been used to help treat skin irritations, spider veins, stretch marks, scars, and dark circles under the eyes.
Before you spend any more money on commercial products, first assess your diet and vitamin intake. Secondly, examine the products your buying and be sure that the ingredients are natural, vitamin rich and without chemicals and toxins.