Know Your A, B, C’s and E’s

February 23, 2015 Vitamin A Beauty Perk: The Anti-Ager

Vitamin A is an antioxidant that’s super helpful in the growth and renewal of new skin cells.  You can take it in pill form, or apply it topically – this can boost collagen production and promote skin cell turnover.   Try this egg mask facial for an instant lift.

Vitamin B6

Beauty Perk: The Hair-Boost

Women swear on this vitamin (also known as Folic Acid) to grow their hair longer and faster.

Vitamin C

Beauty Perk: The Toner

Probably the most well known vitamin, Vitamin C is a building block for collagen and gives your skin its structure, tone and elasticity.

Vitamin D

Beauty Perk: The Sunshine Vitamin

Getting your D from diet (it’s found in foods like salmon and mackerel, cheese and egg yolks) and supplements, rather than direct sunlight, is a safer way to get the healthy skin benefits of D and keep your appearance young.

Vitamin E

Beauty Perk: The Reparative Moisturizer It is an antioxidant that reduces the formation of free radicals and helps to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier, which is why you’ll find it in after-sun products and treatments for stretch marks and scars. Iodine Beauty Perk: The Growth Stimulator Iodine is an essential nutrient to keep your body in perfect condition. The lack of this mineral in your body slows down the metabolism rate, thus resulting in hair loss. A majority of the men and women experience hair loss due to lack of iodine in their diet. Deficiency of iodine in your food affects the thyroid gland, which has a direct effect on the health of your hair follicles. These follicles are highly sensitive and easily exposed to damage. The best way to have healthy, shiny and thick hair is to include enough iodine in your diet. Vitamin H Beauty Perk: The Hair Magician More commonly known at biotin, this b-complex vitamin helps your body metabolize fats and proteins.  Beauty-wise, it is known for promoting healthy hair and nails. There is evidence that it can help prevent dermatitis and hair loss. You can take it as a supplement or find it in peanut butter, whole grains, eggs and – for those of you adventurous foodies – in liver.
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