Just like any other organ your skin needs proper nourishment too, to sustain proper health. And, a healthy dose of nourishment is incomplete without due intake of vitamins – as they provide your skin with the youthful glow of good health by maintaining its suppleness and elasticity. Now, which one has what benefits; is being perfectly described by Renowned Cosmetologist & Aesthetician and Founder-Director of ALPS Beauty Clinics, Ms. Bharti Taneja. Read on to discover the secret of vitamins!
Age-defying Vitamin: Vitamin-A:
Primarily known for preventing signs of ageing, this vitamin is majorly used in preparation of night creams, medicated lotions etc,.. Actually, retinol – one of the compounds present in Vitamin-A, greatly helps in boosting the formation of collagen inside the skin-cells. This eventually, helps the skin to maintain its elasticity and also, diminishes occurrence of fine-lines and open-pores – to make you appear young forever. So, make sure to include plenty of colored fruits and veggies in your diet, such as; carrot, red and yellow bell peppers, mango, papaya, dried apricot, tomato, lettuce, cabbage, spinach etc,.; as all of these are superbly-enriched in Vitamin-A.
Hair-Fortifying Vitamin: Vitamin B Complex:
Vitamin B-complex includes different vitamins like – B-1, B-2, B-6 and B-16. Consuming this vitamin in just the right quantities is sure to make your hair stronger and better. Moreover, the Pantothenic Acid, present in this complex, is known to prevent grey hair and aids your tresses to remain black. So, why waiting – aim for a strong and shiner mane, by consuming B-complex enriched foods such as; fish, egg, beans, broccoli, milk and milk products, potatoes, red meat and more…
The Supple-skin Vitamin: Vitamin C:
This vitamin is known to boost the production of collagen as well as other proteins in your skin-cells – which induces overall flexibility of the skin. Commonly found in all citrus and sour fruits; like orange, lemon, grapes, guava etc., - this vitamin is also known to improve your immunity towards other common ailments. This vitamin also aids is getting rid of wrinkles and spots along with healing the sun-damage occurred on the skin – a main reason why it is an important ingredient of all pigmentation and fairness creams. So, bite on your favorite ‘C-fruit’ to catch hold of a flawlessly brighter skin!
The Multi-tasking Vitamin: Vitamin-E
When it comes to healthy regeneration of our skin cells – Vitamin- E emerges as the best source. It is an antioxidant that helps in repairing the skin cells. Hence, it is also majorly seen as a main constituent of night creams and under-eye creams. It implements the double-task of providing hydration and nourishment – both, to the skin; while diminishing the signs of ageing (fine lines, wrinkles) as you start ageing.
Apart from this, constant consumption of edibles, filled with this vitamin, can do wonders for your mane too, by turning them thick, long and shiny. Though, found in various nuts – walnuts, apricots, cashews, pistachios etc,.; almond is considered the best source for procuring vitamin-E! So, munch few of them for your tea-snack or include in your kheer – choice is yours! For regular usage, you can make it a habit to have glass of milk after adding few drops of Badam Rogan every night before you sleep to or munch few drowned almonds with your morning breakfast to have a glowing skin and shiny tresses. Isn’t it great? But most women, during their dieting regime, totally curb eating dry fruits, assuming that it will make them put-on more weight. This in fact, is not a wise decision to take, as it can make their skin lose its elasticity and luster, while lagging behind on their overall health too due to lack of Vitamin E! Not only this, these nuts also contain mono-saturated and poly-saturated fats, which are known to have skin-replenishing properties and aids in maintaining the moisture of the skin. So, it is advisable to do not shy away and have adequate amount of nuts without worrying, to discover a beautiful and healthy-looking you!