A lot of you have been asking me that in order to keep the skin healthy, glowing and pigmentation free what vitamins should one use? I will tell you about those vitamins which keep our skin clean clear and wrinkle-free. I will also tell you how we can use these vitamins available in different products on our skin. If we utilize these 4 vitamins in the correct way then we can keep our skin, healthy, glowing and free from blemishes easily.
First of all, let’s talk about Vitamin A. This vitamin is a Retinoid whose active form is Retinoic Acid is able to penetrate and enter into our skin easily. In most of the anti-aging and wrinkle removal creams available in the market. There is a compound is known as Retinol which when applied, gets converted into 2% or 3% Active Retinoic Acid. Which can enter into our skin? Now, how does this Retinoic Acid work on our skin?
It speeds up the “turnover” of our skin Which means that normally, the fresh or Basal layer of our skin takes on an average 30 days to travel up to the surface. Form the outer layer of our skin. On the application of Retinoic Acid, the freshly formed skin takes only 14-20 days to rise up and form the new layer of skin. This makes the skin rejuvenated and thus wrinkles, fine lines, and pigmentation decreases. Retinoic acid also promotes the development of collagen or elastic tissue.
As also the development of fine blood capillaries in the skin. Which makes our skin look healthy and also lends a pink glow to the skin. The high concentration of retinoic acid can irritate the skin and can thus cause redness in the skin. That is why it is very important that when you start to use retinoic acid creams and gels such as Retino A. You must always begin their usage with the lowest concentration available. You can also use 01.% Adapalene Gel which is more refined.
Generation retinoic acid and it also causes less amount of redness and inflammation. It is always best to use Retinoic Acid creams on alternate days only. Women should never use these creams during pregnancy. They should not be used by Lactating Mothers either.
Let’s talk about Vitamin B. Vitamin B is a group of Vitamins This includes Vitamin B1 B2 B3 B5 B12 etc. Out of these Vitamin B3 is the one which can be used directly on the skin also known as Niacinamide. Vitamin B3 has both anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-bacterial properties. That is why the usage of Niacinamide Cream is effective in treating Rosacea, as well as Acne & Pimples. Niacinamide cream also reduces pigmentation. If you combine Niacinamide cream with creams such as Retin A then the chances of redness and inflammation are greatly reduced.
This cream can be used safely during pregnancy also. This cream is available at the medical store or online on Amazon. Goes by the name of Melanie Anti Spot Cream Or else you can buy Nianeed 500 (Healthvit) capsules. Consume 1 capsule daily (500mg each). Niacinamide cream or serum should be applied daily at night. You can start with a concentration of 5% and then graduate on to a concentration of 10-15%.
In the A, B, C & E of skincare, the third vitamin is Vitamin C. Vitamin C’s active form, which means the form that can enter into your skin is known as Ascorbic Acid. This can be applied to the skin in the form of a cream, or serum. You can even purchase edible tablets from the medical store. Vitamin C is a very good Anti-Oxidant it helps the get the body rid of free radicals or waste products. This is an anti-inflammatory agent and it protects the skin from sun damage. It also promotes the growth of collagen or elastic tissue in the skin.
Keeps large open pores, fine lines, and wrinkles in check. It also rids the skin of pigmentation. If you wish to apply this during the day time then you should first apply Vitamin C serum. Then apply a good sunscreen with moisturizer before stepping out in the sun. In the night, you can use this as a night cream to get rid of wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles. In India, Cipla Pharma manufactures this under the brand names of VC 5 & VC 15 Serum. You should start using this with a concentration of 5% and then increase the concentration to 15%. Vitamin C serum gets destroyed due to light/sun rays that is why the serum should always be stored in a dark, airtight bottle, inside the refrigerator.
Now, last, but not the least Vitamin E. This is a strong antioxidant that helps the skin get rid of free radicals. It is also an excellent moisturizer for the skin and consuming it also keeps up the levels of Vitamin A in our body. Not only this, but this vitamin also helps the skin to heal pimples/acne and remove pigmentation.