Benefits of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Niacinamide for your skin
There are three vitamins that are so important for healthy, glowing skin. What are they? Why are they so beneficial? What products are recommended that contain these ingredients? Read on to find out.
What is it ? Vitamin C is a skin brightening ingredient and it pretty much takes the cake for the most important vitamin to have in your skincare routine.
Why is it so beneficial? It helps protect the skin from free radicals, which contributes to fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Vitamin C is most beneficial when applied topically so it can be absorbed into the skin quickly. While it is recommended to apply topically, it is a good idea to take it supplementally too as vitamin C is vital for internal skin health. Our bodies don’t generate vitamin C naturally, so we must consume it. Vitamin C is required for support of tissues found in all areas of the body, especially the skin.
What is it ? Vitamin A is commonly found in retinoids and is one of the most important topical ingredients for the skin. Why is it so beneficial ? This ingredient works to stimulate cell turnover which allows the production newer and smoother skin. It also stimulates the production of collagen, reduces dark spots, and unclogs pores and blemishes. By using a retinol regularly, your skin will build better elasticity and even your skin tone and texture. Vitamin A helps strengthen and thicken the skin barrier. It is best to start with a retinol slowly to see how much your skin can handle without irritation. Begin by applying small amounts every two or three days until your skin builds a tolerance.
Niacinamide (sometimes known as Vitamin B)
What is it ? Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 and is a gentle and effective ingredient for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Why is it so beneficial ? Niacinamide has anti-inflammatory properties, helps with pigmentation, evens skin tone, regulates oil production, and helps to build a healthy skin barrier. It plays a big role in cellular energy production and mitochondrial health. It benefits not only the skin, but by taking it supplementally, can benefit the entire body as well.
Product recommendations that contain Niacinamide: