August 04, 2020

It's expected the skincare industry in the United Kingdom will surpass $24 billion by 2024, proving how many people care about their skin.

If you're among them, you may be wondering what vitamins for skin will help you have the healthiest possible skin. Fortunately, there are a number of vitamins that work together to promote healthy, younger-looking skin.

Keep reading to learn more about the best vitamins for skin health, the majority of which come in skincare products, and a few that you can take as supplements.

Topical Vitamins for Skin

If you want to ensure that your skin is getting the most benefit from a vitamin, then your best option is to put it directly on your skin. This allows your skin to absorb it so it gains the most from it.

These are four of the vitamins that are commonly added to skincare products because they can be absorbed by your skin. This allows your skin to get as much of these essential vitamins for the skin as possible.

You can also take many of these as a supplement as well or add them to your diet to ensure you're getting plenty of them.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is known for boosting your immune system. One of the ways it does this is by acting as an antioxidant. Vitamin C helps your body remove built-up toxins and cellular waste that can damage cells.

This is particularly helpful in reducing the damage that occurs to your skin as a result of ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. While it can't directly protect your skin like sunblock, it can help limit how damaged your skin becomes with sun exposure.

Another property of vitamin C that makes it great for your skin is that it can boost the production of collagen. Collagen is responsible for tightening your skin and a lack of it can cause loose, saggy, and old-looking skin.

Our Glo Daily Power C+ is designed to give your skin a huge dose of vitamin C. This is one vitamin we recommend also taking in supplement form to maintain a strong immune system.

Vitamin E

This is another vitamin that acts as an antioxidant and clears the body of free radicals. It's also great for fighting acne which is why it's part of our Glo Oil-Free Moisturiser designed for oily skin.

Like vitamin C, this antioxidant-action can help protect the skin from UV radiation by removing the free radicals that are created by sun exposure. This also helps limit the ageing effects that often come with sun damage.

Another benefit of having plenty of vitamin E is that it helps your body maintain high levels of vitamin A. Vitamin A appears later in this article as a vitamin supplement you can take for skin health.

Vitamin A helps your body produce healthy skin cells, so it's important to ensure you have plenty of it on hand. However, it will only work if you have enough vitamin E in your system so be sure to use a skincare product that keeps both of these essential vitamins where you need it most.

Vitamin B3

Also known as niacin, a derivative of this vitamin is often found in beauty products in the form of niacinamide. It's a popular choice in skincare products because it has anti-ageing effects and can brighten the skin.

One of the things vitamin B3 does for the skin that makes it unique is the promotion of keratin production. Keratin is a protein that helps skin cells stick to each other and forms a protective barrier on the outside of your skin.

By creating this barrier on your skin, it helps your skin retain moisture that is lost through evaporation. This is why those with dry skin can benefit greatly from using products that include vitamin B3.

Niacinamide is one of the main active ingredients in our Glo Healing Gel which is designed to promote the healing of skin irritations and encourage collagen production. It's also formulated with hyaluronic acid to treat acne.

Vitamin B5

If you're suffering from dry skin, this is another B vitamin you should be looking for in a moisturizer. It shows up as panthenol in the ingredients list for many products, including our Glo Renew Serum.

Like vitamin B3, this vitamin helps your skin create a protective barrier that limits water loss to keep your skin soft and healthy. However, vitamin B5 takes things a step further and can actually help your skin absorb moisture from the air!

Another benefit vitamin B5 provides for your skin is in its anti-inflammatory property. Inflammation in the skin may result in:

    Itchy skin

Whether you're dealing with one of these as an acute or chronic condition, be sure to ask your dermatologist if a skincare product that contains vitamin B5 would be beneficial for treating it.

Oral Vitamins for Skin

There are some other vitamins you can take that can help improve the overall condition of your skin. These can be taken orally with the exception of vitamin A which can be found in a few prescribed skincare products.

Some vitamins that can improve your skin include:

    Vitamin A
    Vitamin D
    Vitamin K
    Folic acid

You can take most of these as supplements or find foods that contain them and add these to your diet. Some of these can help boost the effects of the topical vitamins for skin, making them a great combination for healthy skin.

Ready to Nourish Your Skin From the Outside In?

Now you know some vitamins for skin that will help you have more beautiful, clear, and younger-looking skin.

As you can see, some need to be taken orally whereas others are added to various skincare products, making them easy to add to your daily skincare regimen.

If you're ready to start giving your skin what it needs, check out our store. It's full of vitamin-rich products that were designed by dermatologists for every skin type.

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