Clean Beauty Talk, Skin Care
The Five Best Vitamins for Your Skin
Here at Beauty by Earth, achieving healthy glowing skin is a goal we are always striving for! Your skin is your largest organ, and keeping it healthy is important. The best way to achieve that is by using natural ingredients. That’s why vitamins are essential to keeping your skin radiant. They speed up your skin’s healing process, help protect your body from free radicals, and just with the overall look and feel of your skin. Check out the deets on these 4 vitamins that are beneficial for your skin!
Yay for Vitamin A
A is the first letter of the alphabet and one of the most important vitamins to have in your skincare routine. Vitamin A contains rich nutrients that help with anti-aging and encourage healthy skin cell production. It’s even essential for proper gut function (ew, I know, but gut-health matters! 😜)
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You’ll find this spunky vitamin in a wide range of places. You can find vitamin A in, veggies like carrots, squash, and broccoli, or in dairy products, and even in citrus fruits like pomegranates and mangos and cherries.
Vitamin A Benefits
Most skincare products use vitamin a in their ingredient lineup. That’s because it’s a powerhouse for reducing acne and getting that coveted glow. Vitamin A also packs a great punch against signs of aging like wrinkles and elasticity. Your skin deals with a lot of external factors, and there’s only so much washing your face can do. By adding vitamin A, you’ll be creating a beefy barrier to keep those bad dudes out!
How to Add Vitamin A to Your Skincare Routine
Adding vitamin A to your skincare routine is easy! Just add a daily eye cream and you’re golden! Our Coffee Bean Eye Cream contains pomegranate extract which contains both vitamin A and vitamin C. Both of these are essential for collagen production while fighting signs of aging. (Can we hear a “Win, win!”)
For added Vitamin A and boost to skin hydration, grab an Anti-Aging Cream. It’s filled with argan oil, which is rich in vitamin A, antioxidants, Omega-6 fatty acids, and linoleic acid. This A-team (pun intended) aid in reducing fine lines, redness, and add vitality.
Known as the sun vitamin, vitamin D is a nutrient that is produced naturally in our bodies through exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is crucial for skin protection, and the right amount helps prevent skin aging!
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Vitamin D is also sourced from milk, certain fatty fishes, and even egg yolks. Skincare companies have always known the power of vitamin D, which is why vitamins are the most used ingredients in skincare products. The most commonly used sources of vitamin D for skincare are shitake mushrooms, and peptides (a protein that mimics the benefits of vitamin D ). Vitamin D is infused into eye creams, oils, serums, and moisturizing mists.
Vitamin D Benefits
Vitamin D is a beast at fighting signs of aging. Since we’re all getting a little older every day, that’s happy news! It works by repairing dry skin, soothing inflammation, and improving the overall look and vitality of the skin. While we all naturally produce vitamin D, people in locations like Alaska or parts of Europe lack the proper exposure to the sun.
If you have a milk allergen you also need another source for vitamin D. Those with darker skin pigments are also more likely to have a vitamin D deficiency due to built-in melanin that makes producing vitamin D through sun exposure harder. For individuals with skin issues like psoriasis, adding more vitamin D to your skin topically can improve the look and feel of your skin.
Environmental aggressors can break at your skins’ barrier causing skin issues to take effect sooner. On the other side of things, over exposer to vitamin D can cause the aging process to speed up, making skin look less youthful. The use of vitamin D enriched products is a must-have addition to your skincare routine.
You can incorporate vitamin D into your daily and weekly skincare routine in several ways. If you don’t have milk allergens you can take a milk bath infused with honey and berries. As well as vitamin D drops. Ensuring your diet has a healthy amount of vitamin D also plays into your daily routine.
Rated Vitamin E for Everyone
Vitamin E has over 8 different forms and is one of the most commonly found vitamins in your skincare products. Of those 8, the most common forms of vitamin E found in your products are tocopheryl acetate and tocopherol.
According to the National Institutes of Health, tocopheryl acetate and tocopherol are the only forms compatible with human skin. So it’s unlikely that you’ll see the other 6 anywhere in your skincare products.
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Just like vitamin D, vitamin E is found naturally in your body. It is also found in vegetable oils like sunflower, safflower, corn, and soybean oils. You can even find it in nuts such as almonds, peanuts, and hazelnuts/filberts.
Vitamin E Benefits
Vitamin E is extremely beneficial for your skin! This vitamin is an antioxidant, which prevents oxidative damage, and removes all the gunk and bad toxins from your skin. Vitamin E helps to fight daily environmental issues like over exposer to sun rays and is packed with moisturizing benefits to keep your skin looking refreshed. While vitamin E is beneficial, you don’t want to go overboard on the application. Remember, this beauty is already naturally produced by your body.
Naturally oily skin or acne-prone skin should have limited use of vitamin E products because it can be an irritant for these skin types. Vitamin E can also help with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and unusually dry skin. With anti-aging benefits as well, vitamin D can be great for overnight topical use. It may also help with wound healing, as vitamin E aids in cell function.
You can incorporate vitamin E into your daily routine through several products like our Eye Cream, Balance & Restore Oil, Glowing & Radiant Facial Oil, Body Sunscreen, and more. You can use each of these products in your daily routine and add a few additional products to complete your daily skin routine. After using our facial scrub for cleansing, your next step is to moisturize. You can do that with our Glowing & Radiant Facial Oil followed by the Coffee Bean Eye Cream. Round off your skincare routine with our Facial Sunscreen for a full skin routine packed with vitamin D!
Vitamin K Is So Much More Than “OK”
Vitamin K is a great addition to your skincare regimen. Packed with essential nutrients to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. The basic functions of vitamin K are to replenish and repair your skin.
Vitamin K can be found in leafy greens like kale, and spinach, and also in cauliflower. Like all of the other vitamins mentioned, we also naturally produce vitamin K. Often though our bodies don’t production enough vitamins and our skin is one of the areas that shows it the most.
Vitamin K Benefits
Vitamin K contains antioxidants that help with redness, inflammation, and dark eye circles. Products with vitamin K are great for swelling due to post-procedure skin after a laser treatment or filler.
One of the best ways to get more vitamin K is by changing up your diet. Add some sauteed kale to your pasta or toss a side salad of spinach and strawberries. Need more Vitamin K on your skin? Make a DIY face mask using kale and honey. (I like this one, if you’re looking for recipes.)
If you know anything about vitamins, chances are you’ve heard about the nutrient all-star, Vitamin C. Famed for its VIP presence in citrus fruits like oranges and lemons, Vitamin C is essential for healthy, glowing skin. It’s packed with antioxidant properties, making it perfect for tackling uneven skin tone, acne scars, and helps with the overall brightening of your skin. Just like it’s friend vitamin E, vitamin C’s antioxidants help repair damaged skin cells.
The daily aggressors your skin faces are much more damaging than you think. And using vitamin C enriched products on your skin can offset the current damage and build a barrier against future damage. It also helps with creating a barrier for precancerous UV rays that way penetrate the skin from over exposer to the sun.
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You can find vitamin C in citrus fruits like oranges, tomatoes, and lemons, as well as in strawberries. Look for veggies like potatoes and broccoli for more yummy vitamin C-rich options.
Vitamin C Benefits
What are the other benefits besides antioxidants? Well, the benefits limitless! Vitamin C is highly acidic and sends your skin into repairing mode. Vitamin C also helps accelerate your skin’s production of elastin and collagen. Collagen and elastin help with your skin’s overall shape, look, and firmness. You can avoid your skin losing it’s elasticity sooner with vitamin C.
A major benefit of vitamin C is its ability to help with dark spots discoloration and hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C is a brightening agent that helps in fading uneven skin and blemishes without altering your skin’s natural pigmentation.
The key to adding vitamin C into your daily skin routine is to be strategic about the products you use. Our Makeup Remover contains oranges which are jam-packed with Vitamin C, oranges are more than just a yummy breakfast beverage.
The antioxidants found in oranges can help with aging and keeping your skin firm and young. Using a makeup remover with vitamin C allows your skin to be penetrated before applying with other topical products. When you use our Glowing & Radiant Facial Oil, which contains lemon, you’re hydrating, firming, and evening your skin.
Vitamins Are Your Friend
Adding these vitamins to your skin routine is the best thing you can do for your face, and your skin is going to love you for it!
At least 1 of these 5 vitamins can be found in nearly every skincare product. (And, fyi, nearly every one of our products is packed with these vital nutrients. 😘) Each vitamin produces long-lasting benefits and helps to block toxins early on. While these vitamins are essential for your skin, you should check with your doctor to ensure they are compatible with your skin. Next time you’re browsing on the BBE site make sure you’re keeping a lookout for these vitamins and their sources! In short, getting your fill of vitamins topically can help improve the overall function and look of your skin without needing major procedures.
We hope that this list of vitamins inspires you to take a deeper look at what you put on your face! Leave a comment and let us know which vitamins are your favorite, and why!