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Improve your skin from the inside & out

We’ve all heard how important vitamins are for keeping us healthy, but do you know which vitamins are vital for optimum skin health?

Read on for the top 5 vitamins essential for radiant, glowing & healthy skin.

Vitamins are available as supplements and in the foods you eat, but they can also be found in skin care products. When it comes to a healthy and natural lifestyle, what you put on your body is just as significant as what you put in your body. 

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it absorbs what you put on it. Skin care products that include vitamins in their ingredients can do everything from hydrating and renewing the skin, improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and even help lessen the appearance of dark under eye circles.

Rawbeauty naturally skincare is bursting with vitamin goodness. The certified organic & wild harvest native extracts contain potent levels of vitamin A, C & E. Our pure natural oils such sunflower, olive & avocado are also laden with vitamins.

Vitamin deficiencies can cause skin problems like-

  • dark spots
  • redness
  •  wrinkles
  •  rough patches
  •  excessive dryness
  •  skin damage even including skin sun cancer.

So here are the top 5 essential vitamins for optimum skin health. Each of these can help your skin in a different yet beneficial way.

1. Vitamin E

Vitamin E with its anti-oxidant properties, helps form muscles and tissues to prevent wrinkles and premature aging of the skin. It also helps prevent dry, dull skin and age spots.

Vitamin E is available naturally in the following vegan foods: –

  • Avocados
  • Carrots
  • Chickpeas
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Legumes,
  • Nuts
  • Oatmeal,
  • Olives
  • Parsnips
  •  Capsicum
  •  Seeds
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Watercress 

In skin care products Vitamin E has multiple benefits. It is a potent antioxidant that fights off free radicals that cause signs of aging & is a great moisturising agent. 

2. Vitamin A

This vitamin is another anti-oxidant, essential for healthy hair and eyes, and is also important in the prevention and clearing of infections of the skin. 

Vitamin A counteracts dry skin and wrinkle formation, increasing skin cells to turnover and bringing new fresh skin cells to the surface. Vitamin A improves skin elasticity, moisture content and suppleness and helps reverse the signs of aging. 

A deficiency in Vitamin can result in wrinkled skin and acne.

Vitamin A is found in some green leafy vegetables, such as beet greens, spinach, and broccoli. Olive oil is also good source of vitamin E and also contain vitamins A and K. 

3. Vitamin C

 Vitamin C is another super-star antioxidant and vitamin. This ingredient is also readily found in many skin care products, especially those aimed at anti-aging and brightening dark spots. 

Vitamin C fights free radicals damage, slows down the aging process, and even brightens skin. It will give your skin a great glow.

It is a very powerful anti-oxidant and keeps skin from drying out. It  helps prevent facial lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin C is believed to aid skin cells in repairing and reproducing themselves, and is also thought to stimulate production of collagen, enhancing skin smoothness and elasticity. This vitamin is excellent for anti- aging.

Kakadu plum has the highest recorded level of natural vitamin C content of any plant in the world — more than 100 times that of oranges which is why we include it in our Kakadu Plum & Sunflower Body Lotion.

Vitamin C is found in many fruit & vegetables including kiwifruit, citrus fruits and juices, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, green and other leafy vegetables, sweet and white potatoes. 

4. Vitamin B

Vitamin B is vital for clear, luminous youthful skin. It is essential for healthy skin, hair, and eyes. Studies have shown that B vitamins also assists with managing stress, which can have an adverse effects on your skin including dermatitis.

B-vitamins are in whole grain cereals, wheat, pulses, nuts, green leafy vegetables.

Having vitamin B in your skincare products is great for dry skin and decreasing age spots. Using products with Vitamin B may also help your skin’s appearance by evening out its overall tone as well. In fact, this vitamin isn’t just an anti-aging powerhouse, it even has great acne-fighting properties as well.  

Avocado oil and pulp deliver valuable nutrients to the skin including vitamins A, B1, B2. 

5. Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for healthy teeth, bones and nails. It promotes healthy eyes, skin and teeth.

A little bit of sunshine is very good for you as there are enzymes in our skin that make vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight.  Vitamin D can also be found in sprouted seeds.

Nutrient intake is essential for healthy and beautiful skin. So be sure to get enough of these top 5 vitamins to keep your skin healthy, youthful and glowing.

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