When we think of vitamins we usually think of how they benefit our health. We have heard that Vitamin A is good for our eyes and Vitamin C is good for preventing or curing colds.
But, did you know that vitamins are good for your skin too?
Here are 4 vitamins that are beneficial for your skin:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin B3
Since Healthy Living is Fun is all about how to be healthy and have fun while taking care of yourself, I thought it would be fun to incorporate both elements of our philosophy- safe skincare/beauty products and a nourishing plant based diet into this blog.
So, I will tell you about the Vitamin, what it does for your skin, some of the Beautycounter products you can find them in as well as the foods you can eat to make sure you are gaining the benefit of beauty from within.
Vitamin A – helps prevent clogged pores, improves skin tone and stimulates collagen production. Collagen keeps your skin elastic and youthful.
products with Vitamin A: Nourishing
Cream Cleanser, Nourishing Cream Exfoliator, No 3 Balancing Facial Mask
- Plant Based Foods that provide Vitamin A: carrots, broccoli, cantaloupe, and squash
Vitamin C – is an antioxidant which helps fight free radicals caused by the sun and pollution. Antioxidants basically fight the “rust” that is caused in your body from pollution and toxins. Helps fade age spots and boosts collagen.
products with Vitamin C: Countermatch adaptive lotion, Sheer lipstick in
Scarlett, Hand Cream in Citrus Mimosa
- Plant Based Foods that provide Vitamin C: Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries, mangos, pineapple, kiwi
Vitamin E – another antioxidant, helps fight dryness by creating a protective layer that prevents moisture from escaping.
- Beautycounter products with Vitamin E: Overnight Resurfacing Peel, Lip Conditioner in peppermint, Countermatch Adaptive Lotion
- Plant Based Foods that provide Vitamin E: almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, spinach and broccoli
Vitamin B3– like Vitamin A, this vitamin helps prevent clogged pores, stimulates collagen production and improves skin tone, reduces redness when applied to the skin in product.
- Beautycounter products with Vitamin B: Citrus Mimosa Bar, Sugar Body Scrub in Lemongrass (this stuff is to die for!), Body Butter in Citrus Mimosa
- Plant Based Foods that provide Vitamin B3: mushrooms, peanuts, avocado, green peas, sweet potatoes, butternut squash
Now you know the ways you can boost your intake of these beneficial vitamins for your skin you can be sure to eat the foods and use the products that will help your skin soak up these 4 essential vitamins.
Links to the Beautycounter products mentioned in this article