Vital vitamins for radiant skin

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from my years as a skincare therapist, it’s that achieving radiant skin isn’t just about what we apply onto our faces – it’s also about our nutrition, says Natalie 

Our skin reflects our diet as well as our skincare routine. Let’s dive into the world of vitamins and see how they work their magic both topically and from within.

Vitamin A for skin

Vitamin A is a powerhouse when it comes to cell production and repair. It helps our skin produce that radiant, youthful glow and reduces the visual appearance of wrinkles and age spots.

“You’ve probably heard of retinol skincare products – that’s vitamin A” says Natalie “When a good quality vitamin A products is applied topically, it accelerates cell turnover, giving you that smooth texture and reduced appearance of fine lines.

Foods rich in vitamin A

Love snacking on carrots or adding spinach to your smoothie? You’re giving your skin a vitamin A boost. Other good sources include sweet potatoes, kale, eggs and dairy products.

Vitamin D for skin

Vitamin D is made when sunlight is absorbed by your skin explains Natalie. Getting just ten minutes of sun exposure a day is recommended to boost your levels.

Vitamin D promotes healthy skin cell growth and repair, while helping dull, lacklustre skin. It also has strong anti-inflammatory properties, calming inflamed skin and strengthening its barrier.

Foods rich in vitamin D

Vitamin D isn’t naturally found in many foods but oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and tuna, along with fortified cereals and dairy products are good sources.

Vitamin E for skin

Vitamin E is our skin’s shield against free radicals. It’s like nature’s own moisturiser, helping reduce premature ageing and ensuring our skin stays supple and moist.

Natalie adds, “Many of the skincare products we use in treatments are packed with Vitamin E, offering deep hydration and soothing benefits. I love Obagi Exfoliating Day Lotion enriched with vitamin E for deep hydration and anti-aging benefits”

Foods rich in vitamin E

Snack on almonds, peanuts and avocado to get your daily dose. Olive oil and leafy greens like spinach are good choices too.

Vitamin C for skin

Collagen’s BFF, vitamin C is key to maintaining youthful elasticity, which is why it’s a headline ingredient in many anti-ageing skincare products.

“I can’t emphasise enough how transformative vitamin C serums can be. They brighten skin, fade dark spots and boost collagen production.

If you’re interested in adding vitamin C to your daily skincare routine, Obagi’s Professional C serum is a great starting point. Have a chat with your therapist and she will recommend the right vitamin C product for your skin concerns.”

Foods rich in vitamin C

For an internal and external glow add citrus fruits, peppers, berries, broccoli and cabbage to your diet.

Vitamin K for skin

This unsung hero of skin health is all about healing and circulation – from stretch marks to spider veins and scars to under-eye dark circles.

Foods rich in vitamin K

Green is the theme here says Natalie. Think leafy vegetables, broccoli and brussels sprouts. Don’t forget meat, cheese, and eggs for an added K-boost.

Get expert advice

Your skin is an investment – not an expense says Natalie. Nurture it, inside and out.

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