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The Best Vitamins to Stop Ageing in it’s Tracks

Has your lifestyle and hormones left your skin moody
and energy levels flagging? Then, it’s time to feed your skin well again.

Do you want to get your ‘glowification’ and prevent premature ageing?

Then it’s true: you need to consume nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory foods.

Ones that will keep your body healthy from the inside out.

But even the healthiest diet can’t always provide your body with everything it requires.

The best vitamins will help to ensure optimum nutrition.

Topping your body up with precisely what it requires.

So join us as we look for the best vitamins to prevent premature ageing.

The best vitamins for anti-ageing

Vitamins are the building blocks of healthy skin and are the co-factors required for every cellular process in your body.

For instance, a deficiency in specific B vitamins can result in dry, flaky skin, eczema, sensitivity, and even cracked lips.

Let’s take a deep dive into some of these vitamins to see how they can help ward off ageing for now and many years to come.

If you are keen to learn more, this article on anti-ageing supplements will help you discover your youthful glow.

Holy grail vitamin A

When it comes to skincare, this is one of the most well-researched vitamins.

It is essential for cellular renewal as it regulates healthy cells’ growth and division, supporting skin repair and rejuvenation.

  • Dry skin: Dry, sallow, and flaky skin can help boost its natural exfoliation process, revealing a youthful, glowing complexion.
  • Oily skin: This balancing vitamin is perfect for oily, combination and ageing skin types. It helps regulate oil production and controls acne and breakouts.
  • Fissures on the feet: A lack of vitamin A can cause a build-up of thickened, rough skin on the bottom of your feet.
  • Keratosis Pilaris: If you suffer from tiny bumps and rough patches on your body, especially the arms and back, you could lack this all-important vitamin.
  • Premature ageing: Vitamin A helps decrease fine lines and wrinkles and reduce hyperpigmentation. It also improves the density of collagen deposition in our skin, slowing the signs of ageing.

Please note: Several forms of Vitamin A are found in skin cream, including Retin A, Retinoids, Retinol, Renova, retinaldehyde and retinoids.

If you want to try Vitamin A, build up slowly and use a low strength with a buffer like ceramides. Our A+ skin shot is cleverly infused with ceramides to bolster your barrier and protect your skin from irritation.

Remember that its effectiveness declines in sunlight; therefore, it is best to be used at night.

Multitasking vitamin B

There are eight classes of B vitamins, all of which come from different sources, and each one plays an important role.

Taking them together in supplement form will give you the full synergistic effect.

  • Vitamin B1—Thiamine: Thiamine is known as the anti-stress vitamin due to its role in the nervous system. You may be depleted in thiamin if you have sensitive skin or dry, cracked lips.
  • Vitamin B2—Riboflavin: This little vitamin plays a vital role in maintaining skin health. It helps control the delicate microflora of your skin and keeps the barrier intact. It is also partly responsible for cellular turnover, so if you suffer from dry, flaky skin and cracks at the sides of your mouth, this should be your go-to supplement.
  • Vitamin B3—Niacin: This is one of the best vitamins for healthy, glowing skin. It addresses several skin conditions, including rosacea, acne, eczema, dermatitis, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and dry skin. It also helps to ward off premature ageing by boosting the fibroblasts that create collagen and elastin.
  • Vitamin B5—Pantothenic Acid: This essential vitamin has many valuable roles on the skin. It heals and protects while reducing inflammation and redness and strengthening the skin’s barrier function. It also has beneficial humectant properties, attracting and retaining water to the skin’s tissues. Vitamin B5 can be found in Fortify, our barrier repair cream that will help you rebuild thin, fragile skin.
  • Vitamin B6 – Pyridoxine: This is one of the best vitamins for those with oily skin conditions. It regulates some hormone irregularities that can cause acne breakouts, especially during menstruation, and reduces the inflammation that coexists with acne flare-ups, leaving you with calm, clear skin.
  • Vitamin B7 – Biotin: A biotin deficiency will almost certainly manifest in your complexion, leading to inflammatory skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, rashes and acne. So, if you’re a sensitive skin sufferer, try supplementing with B7 to help reduce inflammation.
  • Vitamin B9—Folate/Folic Acid: B9 is very protective. It has antioxidant properties that promote cellular turnover and fight free radical damage. Interestingly, it fights sun damage and ageing signs when applied topically with creatine.
  • Vitamin B12—Cobalamin: Another anti-ageing vitamin, B12, is necessary for cellular reproduction. It helps keep skin youthful and healthy and keeps inflammation at bay.

Antioxidant powerhouse vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient for humans. The antioxidant properties of vitamin C or ascorbic acid and its role in collagen synthesis make it a vital molecule for skin health.

  • Protective: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that promotes the oxidant scavenging activity of skin protection against environmental oxidative stress, helping to prevent and treat UV photodamage.
  • Anti-ageing is required to build collagen, your skin’s internal scaffolding that prevents sagging skin, lines, and wrinkles. C+ skin shot is the perfect antidote to these skin concerns, and it can be applied topically.
  • Rebuilds fragile skin: If your skin is undermined, vitamin C will help support the epithelial barrier against pathogens; it also strengthens and thickens blemished skin.

Vitamin E for healthy skin

We are sure you would if you could hire an army to defend your skin against daily assaults like pollution and stress that lead to premature ageing.

Fortunately, Vitamin E fronts up as your skin’s battalion. It is found concentrated in your skin’s sebum, the lipid-based “glue” that holds your skin cells together; here’s what happens when you feed your skin Vitamin E:

  • Prevents signs of ageing: Neutralises free radicals, protecting your skin from UV damage, which depletes its stores of vitamins. Research has found that even a tiny amount of UV exposure will cause Vitamin E levels in your skin to drop by around 50 per cent. That means this clever vitamin has done its job but must be kept up.
  • Complements SPF: Aside from scavenging free radicals, Vitamin E also absorbs UVB light known as the “burning ray”. Vitamin E combined with Vitamin C is very protective, increasing the time it takes SPF-free skin to burn.
  • Keeps the skin hydrated and calm: Vitamin E is found in the skin and protects cell membranes, which forms a barrier around cells to keep them healthy and hydrated. This is why it can be found in our Barrier repair skin shot, a skin-identical serum that helps repair an impaired barrier.

Combat dark circles with vitamin K

Are you experiencing dark under-eye circles? Research (1) has found that Vitamin K effectively decreases dark circles by reducing the presence of tiny blood vessels around your eye area.

It also combats wrinkles and dark circles. This study (2) found that using an under-eye gel containing 2% Vitamin K and 0.1% of each retinol and vitamins C and E considerably lessened wrinkles and dark circles.

Did you know diet has much to do with dark circles under the eyes? It can also be a significant indication that your liver is overloaded. Should this be the case, you may consider a detox.

To conclude. The naked truth

In conclusion, maintaining healthy, radiant skin goes beyond external skincare routines.

The nutrients we provide our bodies internally play a pivotal role in achieving and preserving a youthful complexion.

In this exploration of the best vitamins for skin health, we’ve uncovered the following key takeaways:

Vitamin A emerges as a skincare superstar. It regulates cellular growth and repair and helps combat dryness, sallowness, and fine lines, making it an essential component of any anti-ageing regimen.

Vitamin B comes in various forms, each contributing to skin health. From promoting the skin’s barrier function to reducing inflammation and supporting cellular turnover, these vitamins work synergistically to maintain a healthy complexion.

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and collagen-building agent. It is essential for protecting the skin from oxidative stress, preventing premature ageing, and rejuvenating the skin’s scaffolding.

Vitamin E protects against environmental stressors by neutralising free radicals and complementing SPF protection. It keeps the skin hydrated and aids in maintaining its health and resilience.

Vitamin K significantly reduces dark circles and wrinkles, particularly around the eye. It can help alleviate fatigue and stress, giving a more refreshed appearance.

While these vitamins offer various benefits to the skin, a balanced diet and a holistic approach to skincare are essential.

Combining these vitamins with a healthy lifestyle, sunscreen application, and stress management can help you achieve and maintain vibrant, youthful skin from the inside out.

Remember, your skin’s health reflects your overall well-being, and nourishing it with the right vitamins is crucial to achieving that coveted glow and preventing premature ageing.

References

  1. Dhanalaxmi UR, Pralhad SP. Evaluation of clinical efficacy and safety of under-eye cream in treating under-eye dark circles and pigmentation. J Indian Med. 2009;103:115–20. [Google Scholar]
  2. Ahmadraji F, Shatalebi MA. Evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of an eye counter pad containing caffeine and vitamin K in an emulsified emu oil base. Adv Biomed Res. 2015;4:10. doi:10.4103/2277-9175.148292
  3. Mitsuishi T, Shimoda T, Mitsui Y, Kuriyama Y, Kawana S. The effects of topical application of phytonadione, retinol and vitamins C and E on infraorbital dark circles and wrinkles of the lower eyelids. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2004;3(2):73-75. doi:10.1111/j.1473-2130.2004.00070.x

11 replies on “The Best Vitamins to Stop Ageing in it’s Tracks”

when I was younger my face was red. I have a yellow complexion normally. My mom thought I had rosacea. I never had it checked out so I don’t know. I do know my brother has it. I got rid of it by eliminating whole grain wheat from my diet. Wheat puts shooting pain in my hands and feet, even had a pain shoot up my leg. That is when I gave it up. It also upsets my gut. But the first indication of something wrong was the redness in my face.

This is also very interesting Cheryl, as I suffer from shooting pains, but I was told it was fibromyalgia, I found magnesium greatly helps and I may just cut out wheat from my diet. Yours in skin health Samantha

Magnesium deficiency or calcium overabundance often manifests as muscular pain, because the calcium causes the muscles to spasm and magnesium cancels out calcium. You can get it as a massage oil as well as a supplement and many people with Fibromyalgia get regular intravenous infusions of Magnesium to help with muscle pain.

Hello, love what you do. Have been revisiting this site for about a year trying to figure out ingredients. My mom has psoriasis. Around Christmas last year I bought some Vitamin D cream and a few other oils and just sort of added a little of this and little of that, I know- not the best thing to do; however, it has cleared her really stubborn patches. Literally nothing has worked as well as what I mixed up. Im trying to find a source of Vitamin D to include in a legit lotion or cream with proper phases and preservatives. ANY suggestions you might have would be greatly appreciate. I have read multiple studies about Vitamin D deficiency affecting psoriasis and possibly being the cause so it it important to me to keep the Vitamin D high in my formulation

Hi Jena I’m actually learning something new from your comments and had no idea about Vitamin D so thank you – you may want to try prickly pear oil and emu oil I have heard is also very soothing, although I choose not to use in my formulas. Good luck and some time trial and error is the best approach. Samantha

hello Samantha
I have just discovered you by googling Glycerine believe it or not …. I have gone further into your site and very much like what you say ….
I would like to hear from you regularly if that is what you do … I am very much at the latter end of life but love looking after myself inside and out 🙂
thank you
Suzy

Suzy
Thank you so much for your feedback and it makes creating these articles all the more worth while. I typically blog once a month and if you like my FB page, I am planning to get more active in this area. Personally it is never to late to look after your body .Yours in skin health Samantha

Hi Suzy
Thank you for reaching out, yes i have an opt in option when you load a page from site it will ask you to join – i generally blog once or twice a month and there is some really exciting topics coming up so watch out. Samantha

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