Why you need Vitamins A, C, E, K and B to have healthy skin and hair
Cereal, eggs, liver, many fruits, vegetables, whole milk, butter, fortified margarine, meat and oily saltwater fish are excellent sources of Vitamin A. Vitamin A helps combat aging of skin, removing fine wrinkles, fighting age spots and decreasing roughness by adding Retinoic Acid to your body. Retinoic Acid is the active form of Vitamin A. Even a slight drop in levels of Vitamin A will immediately become evident on the skin. Your skin will become dry and flaky for example. So don’t forget this important vitamin when you go grocery shopping next.
Peppers, guavas, dark green leafy vegetables, kiwis, broccoli, strawberries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas and papayas can give you all the Vitamin C you need. Vitamin C helps make your skin supple and helps retain its smoothness and youthfulness by promoting Collagen growth. Collagen is very important in keeping your skin elastic.
Olives, sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds, wheat germ and leafy greens are full of Vitamin E. Vitamin E does what Vitamin A does and also help reduce stretch marks and lines on application. It does so because it is an antioxidant. Antioxidants help fight free radicals in your body. Free radicals, caused mainly by pollutants and exposure to sun, are one of the main causes of premature skin aging.
Herbs, dark leafy greens, spring onions, brussels sprouts broccoli, chilli powder, asparagus, cabbage, cucumber and prunes are rich sources of Vitamin K. On application Vitamin K helps reduce under eye circles and bruises. When combined with Vitamin A, its effectiveness in reducing dark circles increases.
Bananas, oatmeal, liver, kidney, egg yolk, broccoli, fish, shellfish, chicken, dairy products, mushrooms, avocado, sweet potatoes and rice are rich in Vitamin B. Paucity of Vitamin B may lead to hair loss and itchy scaly skin since it keeps skin, nail and hair cells healthy. Vitamin B creams give your skin an instant healthy glow.