Dr. Jugenburg's Blog

22 August 2018

Your Vitamin Guide To Perfect Skin

 

 

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Cosmetic Surgery is a great way to rejuvenate your skin and impress your surrounding co-workers, friends and family with your new look, but it’s important to maintain your glow from within. Sure we’ve all heard of the health and nutritional benefits of vitamins, but can they actually reverse the effects of aging or keep your skin looking fresh?

Vitamins can help you be on top and in control of your own skin by providing various benefits like moisturizing, repairing cells, brightening or keeping elasticity. You may find that when you combine and incorporate all of these vitamins in your daily regimen, you won’t feel the need for as much make up or facial masks.

woman-smiling-with-pill-in-her-handVitamin A-  The Anti-Ager 

Vitamin A can help stimulate the collage and fibroblast production, what this means for your skin is softening of fine lines and wrinkles, resurfacing of the skin. Retinol, the purest form of Vitamin A tricks the skin into acting young again. Retinol is converted into rhetoric acid when it’s in the skin and that’s why it functions similarly to a prescription retinoid. Vitamin A is literally the best way to maintain your fountain of youth in pill form. Doctors recommend using retinal palmitate while you’re in your 20’s to prevent free radical damage in your 30’s.

Vitamin B3 – Hydrator and Redness-Reducer

Vitamin B3 augments and improves creamed production in the body which strengthens the skin’s barrier function. This is essential for maintaining the moisture locked into the skin and keeping away irritants and pollutants. This miracle vitamin also helps with hyperpigmentation, usually found in acne or rosacea, it evens out the skin tone and helps dry skin. Anyone with sensitive skin will also benefit from B3, but the skin’s moisture barrier typically tends to weaken starting in your 30’s and 40’s.

Vitamin C- Brighten

Any skin type can benefit from a little Vitamin C, it’s a topical antioxidant that provides a wide array of benefits to your skin’s glow. It stops the free radicals (which are very reactive atoms or molecules) that tend to cause the sagging and general aging of the skin. Vitamin C can be very acidic, ( acidic meaning that it has a pH lower than our skin’s pH, and it can become mildly irritating) so avoiding ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid is best and sticking to an ingredient like magnesium ascorbyl is recommended. You can get Citrus C lotions that provide wonderful benefits and protection especially when worn under sunscreen.

Vitamin E- Repair Moisture

You can usually find the antioxidant of Vitamin E in the after-sun products and skin repairing treatments because it helps restore the skin’s moisture barrier.  Any type of skin can benefit from the rejuvenating wonders of Vitamin E and you can buy them in night serums as well as daily wearing formulas. It can also prevent sun damage from the dangerous UV rays by absorbing them, in turn, protecting the skin.

 

If you combine all of these vitamins into your daily regimen, you'll be sure to look your very best, radiating from within!