The adage, “You are what you eat,” holds true, especially when it comes to our skin. Afterall, our skin is a mirror that reflects what is going on internally as well as externally in our bodies. Proper nutrition is not only vital in keeping us functioning properly but it also helps us radiate beauty from the inside out.
There are 13 essential vitamins that are needed for the body to function, which include vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12. Vitamins are grouped into two categories: fat-soluble and water-soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) are stored in the body’s fatty tissue and can lead to toxicity if consumed in high amounts. Water-soluble vitamins are used by the body right away, and any left over water-soluble vitamins leave the body through the urine.
In regards to topical application, vitamins absorb into the skin like a sponge. Vitamins A, C, and E seem to have garnered the most interest from skincare companies to makeup lines. How many times have you seen that ‘X’ product now contains vitamin C to help brighten skin and help combat hyperpigmentation? Even when taking vitamin supplements, you can’t help but notice the various beauty benefits purported on the labels.
So what makes ACE important in the skin care realm and overall health?
Stay tuned this week to learn the individual beauty benefits of this triad!
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