Your daily diet could be missing out on a few skin-loving vitamins that score big in the skincare game. Cosmetologist, Bharti Taneja explains which ones to include and why.
Age-Defying Vitamin – Vitamin A:
Primarily known for preventing early signs of ageing, this vitamin is majorly used in preparation of night creams, medicated lotions and several other skincare products. Retinol – one of the compounds present in this vitamin greatly helps in boosting the formation of collagen. This eventually, helps in maintaining skin’s elasticity and also diminishes the occurrence of fine lines and open pores, making your complexion youthful.
Include plenty of coloured fruits and veggies in your diet, such as carrot, red and yellow bell peppers, mango, papaya, dried apricot, tomato, lettuce, cabbage and spinach – as all of these are rich in this anti-ageing nutrient.
Hair-Fortifying Vitamin – Vitamin B Complex:
Vitamin B complex includes different vitamins like – B1, B2, B6 and B16. Consuming this nutrient in just the right quantities can make your hair stronger and better. Moreover, the Pantothenic acid, present in it is known to prevent graying of hair. So, aim for a stronger and lustrous mane by consuming vitamin B complex enriched foods like fish, egg, beans, broccoli, milk, milk products, potatoes, red meat and more.
The Supple Skin Vitamin – Vitamin C:
Another vitamin known for boosting the production of collagen as well as other proteins in your skin cells, inducing overall flexibility of the skin. Commonly found in several citrus and sour fruits like orange, lemon, grapes and guava – this nutrient can also improve your immunity towards other common ailments.
The vitamin aids in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and spots along with healing the sun damage occurred on the skin – a main reason why it is an important ingredient in most of the pigmentation removal creams. So, bite on your favorite ‘C-fruit’ to achieve a flawless and brighter skin.
The Multi-Tasking Vitamin – Vitamin E
When it comes to healthy regeneration of the skin cells – vitamin E emerges as the best source. It is an antioxidant that helps in repairing the skin. Hence, it is also majorly seen as a main constituent of night creams and under-eye creams. It implements the double task of providing hydration and nourishment, while diminishing the signs of ageing.
Apart from this, constant consumption of edibles, filled with this nutrient, can do wonders for your mane too, making them thick, long and shiny. The vitamin is found in avocados and various nuts – walnuts, apricots, cashews, pistachios and more. However, almond is considered the best source for procuring vitamin E. So, munch a few as your tea snack or include them in your dessert – choice is yours!
Moreover, these nuts also contain mono-saturated and poly-saturated fats, which are known to have skin replenishing properties and aids in maintaining the moisture of the skin. For regular dose of the nutrient munch a few soaked almonds with your breakfast.