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Different Vitamins & Their Active Roles In Regular Skin Care Routine

We keep shopping for so many cosmetic products for our face or skin and yet complain that we do not have an ideal skin type. Well, the reason behind this is WE, yes, it's we ourselves!

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In the attempt to coat our skin with different kinds of cosmetics, we forget on the nutritional needs of our skin. Exactly like the rest of the body, the skin also requires nutrients, irrespective of whether it is a man or woman.

Also Read:Home Remedies For All Common & Critical Skin Problems

The most essential nutrient that our skin needs is Vitamins. As there are many kinds of vitamins, it is often tough to decide on which the skin requires the most.

Well, you don't have to apply all kinds of vitamins on your skin at the same time - expecting for a miraculous effect. Depending on the kind of skin, or the skin problem, you can decide on the type of vitamin that you will add to your skin care routine.
So, check the different types of vitamins that play a key role in boosting our skin health.

Vitamin E

  • Natural ingredients that contain Vitamin E, which you can apply on the skin are avocado, almonds, olive oil, sesame seeds, papaya, etc.
This fat-soluble antioxidant acts as a benefit to the overall present condition of the skin. Technically, the boon of vitamin E has been noted for curing stretch marks and lightening skin spots and blemishes. For elderly women, Vitamin E also works as an anti-ageing agent which can heal dark circles, skin tan, and dry lips.

Vitamin C

  • Natural ingredients that contain Vitamin C, which you can apply on the skin are strawberry, papaya, kiwi, amla (for hair), tomatoes, cherries, etc.

The benefit of Vitamin C for skin is still being researched on by scientists. However, Vitamin C is an important skin molecule that protects the skin from any photo damage. Found in both the dermis and epidermis layers of the skin, vitamin C actively works on wounds, by acing collagen synthesis of the skin. Vitamin C also works on hair, especially for those having dandruff.


Natural ingredients that contain Biotin, which you can apply on the skin are eggs, avocado, banana, cauliflower, berries, etc.
Biotin, or simply Vitamin B7, works if you are having skin problems like rashes and allergies. The benefit of this kind of vitamin extends to healthy hair and nails as well. In fact, some body oils also come with a good quotient of biotin because it is one of the keys to having flawless skin and helps in reducing the existing skin problems.

Vitamin A

  • Natural ingredients that contain Vitamin A, which you can apply on the skin are butter, carrots, milk, mango, dandelion stem (milky fluid), etc.
Composed of retinal, retinol and retinoic acid and provitamin A carotenoids, Vitamin A can reduce your speed of ageing. It works on fibroblasts, which is directly associated with skin elasticity. Vitamin A acts as a protective shield to the skin from the external dirt, pollution, bacteria, fungus and infections.

Folic Acid

  • Natural ingredients that contain folic acid, which you can apply on the skin are avocado, orange, grapefruit, etc.
This water-soluble vitamin yields its benefits to skin acne problems. It can eliminate the toxin content of the body, thereby gifting good skin. Proper addition of folic acid to your skin care routine nourishes and improves the skin texture. Also, folic acid works on premature hair discolouration and boosts hair growth.
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    Story first published: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 19:30 [IST]
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