Vitamin A is your anti-ageing weapon, more commonly known as retinoid it can be effective in preventing and even camouflaging fine lines and wrinkles. Studies reveal that “topical retinol produces appreciable benefit with skin pigmentation and fine lines (aka wrinkles!),” says Dr James Muir, dermatologist with the Australasian College of Dermatologists. “Other effects seen with retinol include comedolysis (getting rid of black and whiteheads), regeneration of the dermis and pigment lightening.”
Arguably one of the best of the eight B vitamins vitamin B3 has the ability to soften and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin B3 is the ultimate watchdog it helps form the skin’s protective barrier, keeping moisture in and the nasties out.
We’re back to the B’s and for good reason. All eight classes of B vitamins help combat free radical damage but you should make sure you get your daily dose of B5 as it will help improve elasticity in the skin and help keep you hydrated.
Give yourself a helping hand, vitamin C protects and fights off UV damage and nasty pollutants in the air and is a great solution to inflammatory skin conditions like Psoriasis and acne and better yet it is also known to brighten up the complexion.
Look no further than this antioxidant super-booster. Vitamin E is best known for its abundance of antioxidants that protect your body against free radical damage to the skin. "It quenches free radicals we encounter in the environment [like pollution and UV rays], which speed up the breakdown of collagen" says dermatologist Francesca Fusco.
3 Step Plan of Attack
Follow these daily habits to give your skin a vitamin boost!
- Make sure you are getting at least eight glasses of H2O a day (plus an extra 1 litre for every hour of exercise). Water helps flush out toxins and helps with complexion.
- Use makeup that does more for you than just cover up imperfections. COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation is infused with Vitamins E, B3, B5, a special antioxidant and vitamin complex plus SPF 20 that work together to make your skin look healthy all day, giving your skin a luminous glow.
- Nourish your body from the inside out. Look for foods that are antioxidant-rich like dark leafy greens, berries, nuts and seeds.