It can be frustrating when you are eating healthy and exercising but for some reason your skin keeps breaking out. This could be due to the fact that you aren’t getting enough of the best vitamins for your skin. Simply eating a bowl of salad or staying active doesn’t mean your body is getting what it needs to stay on top of acne control.
We’ve written all about how we aren’t getting enough vitamins from our foods due to a multitude of reasons, which you can read here.
So, what vitamins are best for your skin and how often should you be taking them?
Vitamin D Supplements
Haven’t been getting out into the sun lately? It takes approximately 20 minutes of sunlight to top up our vitamin D levels, however most Australians are deficient in vitamin D! What happens to our skin when we are deficient in vitamin D? It can start to affect our immune system causing an increase in excess oil. This can often lead to break outs and acne if our sebum (oil production) becomes imbalanced. Vitamin D also has anti-inflammatory properties to help fight off acne.
Often supplements can take anywhere from a week to a month to take effect. You can read about how long it takes supplements to take effect in our blog here.
Zinc helps to regulate the amount of testosterone in the body, which can be a cause of acne, making it a great supplement for your skin. It has also been found to play a role in collagen production which is what maintains elasticity and a youthful appearance.
Vitamin C is a great supplement as it contains antioxidants. This can help with neutralizing free radicals in the skin, aiding in collagen product. Collagen is what keeps our skin looking firm and young.
Our Super Fruits and Greens contains vitamin C amongst many other elements that are amazing for your skin and digestive health. If you’re not one to remember to take a multitude of tablets every day, our Super Fruits and Greens is perfect for you (and the family!) It contains your daily source of vitamins and minerals with the antioxidant power of 20+ servings of fruit and vegetables!
Available in 3 yummy flavours, Berry, Strawberry and Kiwi and Espresso, mix a tablespoon with a glass of water every morning and you are good to go.