If you want to give your skin
that enviable glow, you need to take your vitamins. And sometimes
that means wearing them! These four vitamins will help make your
skin silky smooth, reports Prevention
Since most of us get enough vitamin A in the foods we eat, especially
from sweet potatoes, baby carrots, mango, spinach, cantaloupe,
milk, and egg yolks, it's not necessary to take a supplement.
Besides, too much vitamin A is actually dangerous and could make
you more susceptible to a hip fracture. But topically, vitamin
A can do wonders for your skin. Prevention
magazine notes that it has been clinically shown to clear
up acne and reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores. Vitamin
A creams are available by prescription, as well as in less potent
Foods rich in vitamin B-6 and B-12 include salmon, flounder, chicken,
turkey, and beef. Provided you're getting enough of the B vitamins
in your diet, a supplement will not noticeably improve your skin.
But new research shows that when vitamin B-5, also known as panthenol,
and vitamin B-3, or niacinamide, are added to skin care products,
they help hydrate your skin and even-out your skin tone.
Too much sun can lead to wrinkles and skin cancer. Vitamin C helps
to counteract the effects of the free-radical damage caused by
too much sun. The experts advise you to wear it and swallow it!
When vitamin C is used in skin care products it can enhance collagen
production--but it must be in an effective, stable form to work.
advises you to look for labels with the words "L-ascorbic acid,"
"ascorbic palmitate," or "magnesium ascorbyl phosphate." In addition
to supplements, you can eat your vitamin C in papaya, broccoli,
oranges and orange juice, strawberries, kiwi, grapefruit and grapefruit
juice, and even raw peppers.
A daily vitamin E supplement daily of 400 IU can help reduce wrinkles
and improve the texture of your skin. Prevention
recommends that you look for labels on the supplements that say
"natural" or "d-alpha tocopherol." Foods rich in vitamin E include
sunflower seeds, wheat germ, peanut butter, almonds, canned salmon,
canned tuna fish, olive oil, and lobster.
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