VITAMINS 101

Happy Monday loves and welcomes to another week. We're back today with another Beauty 101 for you guys, a quick and concise round-up on some of the hottest beauty and skincare topics! Today we're talking about Vitamins, keeping your body healthy from the inside out and which vitamins are actually worth taking. So let's jump straight in!

What's the deal?

Many of us start our day with a little platter of chewy colourful tablets in the hopes of magically clean and clear skin, but why? For those of you new to the game, this may seem bonkers! Well, here's the deal. Firstly, It's 100% true limiting your exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays is the best anti-ageing strategy, but your skin also needs some daily exposure to sunlight in order to manufacture vitamin D which is one of the best vitamins for the skin. And let's be real, a good healthy portion of fruits and veggies will also definitely help you out! But if you've got all of this covered and are still finding yourself with a few skincare issues, then perhaps you are still lacking in some vitamins that your body is craving, this is when you can turn to vitamin-based skincare products for a little extra support.

Which vitamins are the best for your skin?

Vitamin D: Vitamin D is made when sunlight is absorbed by your skin. A lot of people who live in Northern climates and aren't exposed to a lot of sunlight are often deprived of a good supply of Vitamin D, this is where supplementing it can benefit your body! Natural sources of vitamin D can be found in foods such as mushrooms, fish, and eggs or you can take daily vitamin D supplement tablets too to ensure you're getting your daily dose!

Vitamin C: Vitamin C is most often found highly concentrated in the epidermis (this is the outer layer of skin) as well as the dermis (inner layer of skin). It provides your skin with collagen which keeps your skin youthful, supple and tight, as we grow older the levels of collagen in our skin begin to decrease and so Vitamin C can often be found in many anti ageing skin products. Vitamin C can also be really beneficial for the skin in that it can enhance the effectiveness of sun creams applied to protect you from UV rays by decreasing cell damage and aiding the healing process.

Vitamin E: This vitamin is praised in the beauty community for the wonders it can work on ultra-dry and sensitive skin! Products containing Vitamin E are intensely moisturising and result in softer, smoother more hydrated skin. It also contains amazing antioxidants that protect the skin from environmental stressors!

These are just three of our faves, but there's a whole world out there of amazing vitamin-infused products for all of your skincare needs and concerns! If you want to know more, delve into a little research or feel free to get in contact at @azstory.uk !

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