We all know that vitamins and minerals are good for our bodies and our skin. But which ones exactly do what is the question. There are so many benefits from all fruits, vegetables, and minerals but here are the TOP 5 best vitamins for healthy, glowing skin!
The TOP 5 Best Vitamins for Healthy Glowing Skin
There are many fruits, vegetables, and minerals that benefit your skin, but I’m going to focus on five main ones. Here are the top 5 best vitamins for healthy glowing skin:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- and the mineral MSM,
Ok… you caught me. Not all 5 are vitamins, the last one is the stealthy super hero of minerals! But, all are essential for optimally healthy skin function.
Vitamin A is a great way to keep your skin looking vibrant and youthful. Taken internally it can help improve the overall texture of your skin, ease fine lines and wrinkles and will help your skin retain moisture. Vitamin A promotes healthy cellular turnover and increases the rate at which your cells develop. As we age our cell development slows down giving our skin that dull and tired look. Vitamin A is more potent taken internally than applied topically.
Foods high in Vitamin A are:
- sweet potatoes
- egg yolk
- mustard greens
Vitamin B is essential for cellular function and helps utilize other vitamins. There are eight different B vitamins – B1, B2, B3, B6, B7, B9, and B12 – and they all need each other to work properly, that is why a B-complex supplement is the best way to take them. Vitamin B’s are also known to be anti-inflammatory which benefits us all. As we age our skin becomes more sensitive to environmental factors which causes inflammation in our skin that is sometimes unseen by the naked eye. In turn this can cause redness, irritation and abnormal cellular function. Vitamin B has also been shown to improve the ability of the epidermal layer to retain moisture which helps our skin function more naturally. Since there are many different Vitamin B’s, all which need each other to be most effective, it is best to take a B-Complex Vitamin.
Vitamin C is an amazing anti-aging treatment. It works wonders on the skin when taken internally as well as when applied topically. Vitamin C is the best weapon against wrinkles because it stimulates collagen production and helps fibroblasts maintain integrity. Vitamin C also helps even out skin tone, alleviates redness and is an overall skin healer! There are so many foods high in Vitamin C that I cannot list them all here, but I have included a short list. In my research, I have run across the Camu Camu berry, which studies have found is the most potent form of Vitamin C. Foods high in Vitamin C are:
- Camu Camu
For more information click this link here to learn more about foods high in vitamin C.
Vitamin E is an all around great vitamin to have in your system. It acts as an anti-inflammatory, helps overall moisture content, and is a strong anti-oxidant which helps fight against aging and keeps the cells healthy. Vitamin E has also been shown to increase your natural SPF to help decrease sun damage and help repair sun damaged skin.
Foods high in Vitamin E include:
- sunflower seeds
- sunflowed seeds
- wheat germ
And of course you can take a Vitamin E supplement to ensure you have a healthy dose in your system.
MSM is a sulfur compound and is found in all living tissue which makes it absolutely essential for overall health.
It forms the flexible bond between protein amino acid chains. It builds and maintains supple, permeable collagen cell walls in flesh tissues, using Vitamin C for tissue cell formation. MSM relieves wrinkles, leathery cracked skin, pigmentation, scarring, helps circulation, removal of toxins, eases irritation, and is an overall wonder supplement that should be taken by everyone! We are all in a fight against aging and while topical products will improve your skin greatly, taking vitamins and minerals internally will enhance your efforts ten fold, which will be noticed externally.