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5 Power Vitamins to Look Young & vibrant

by Katie Lewis on Oct 9, 2015 12:27:22 PM


What Are the Secret Vitamins to Look Young and Vibrant?

The tried and true practices still apply: limit sun exposure, don’t smoke, eat healthy, and stay hydrated. However, vitamins and minerals play a large role in maintaining a youthful appearance. The antioxidants and compounds found in nutrients have beneficial effects that range from the cellular to the surface level. Adding them to your daily health regimen is an easy way to make you look younger and more attractive, while getting wonderful health benefits at the same time.

Here are the top 5 vitamins that will make you look younger and more vibrant:

1. Vitamin A (Retinol) Makes Your Skin Look Simply Amazing.

One of vitamin A’s forms, called “retinol,” works supremely well to reduce wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, as well as acne. It’s the main ingredient found in almost every anti-aging cream out there, and there’s a reason for that. A 2006 study concluded that the “only medical therapy with proved benefit” for preventing and repairing wrinkled and hyperpigmented skin is the topical use of retinoids - the active compounds found in retinol.

If you still get the occasional pimple or have chronic acne, using retinol can be the ultimate solution for clear and fresh-looking skin. While acne is usually found in teens, it’s estimated that 80 percent of people between the ages of 11 and 30 experience acne outbreaks. To combat it, topical retinoids were found to be safe and effective for moderate acne, even during long-term use. For severe acne cases, retinoids taken orally were found to be more effective than topical applications.

In general, Vitamin A works wonders for enhancing a younger, more impressive look. Be sure to include it in your skincare regimen.

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2. Vitamin C Does More than Boost Your Immune System.

Vitamin C’s health benefits are widely known, however, you may not know that it can help improve your appearance in numerous ways too.

If you love sunbathing or being outdoors, vitamin C can help fight the sun’s skin-aging effects. Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute reports that antioxidant activity found in vitamin C protects the skin against UV-induced damage. While it’s not a replacement for sunscreen and shade, upping your vitamin C intake before lengthy sun exposure can go a long way to keep your skin looking younger. Additionally, for reducing wrinkles, Botox isn’t the only solution. A 2007 study on dietary nutrient intakes and skin-aging appearance among middle-aged American women found that higher doses of vitamin C are associated with better, more youthful skin appearance.

Don’t wait until you feel sick or need an energy boost to take vitamin C. The anti-aging effects for your skin are too great to ignore.

3. Vitamin K (Phytonadione) Avoids Dark Bags Under the Eyes.

Vitamin K is known as the blood-clotting vitamin. One of the vitamin’s forms, called “phytonadione,” serves to maintain healthy blood clotting throughout the body, even for blood vessels found within the skin.

Vitamin K comes in handy if you tend to have dark circles under your eyes. As you age, these spots of puffiness and swelling start appearing more frequently, even when you’re not tired. One of the causes is that blood vessels around the eye become damaged and leak fluid that discolors the skin. While still harmless and can occur almost any time, it doesn’t help with looking young and vibrant. By applying phytonadione topically, the appearance of dark circles is lessened. A 2004 study by researchers at the Tokyo’s Nippon Medical School found that cream with two percent phytonadione applied twice daily was moderately effective in reducing dark under-eye circles.

While vitamin K may not be well-known, it’s proven to make your skin look healthy, youthful, and glowing. You’ll be able to pass for a younger, more vibrant you without the “bags” under the eyes to show for it.

4. Vitamin B Complex (Biotin and Niacin) Gives You a Vibrant Look.

Vitamin B complex, which includes several types of vitamins, is known to be essential for maintaining healthy skin.

One of those vitamins, Vitamin B7 (also known as “biotin”), helps the body break down and process fats and other substances. Since the skin relies on fatty acids to protect itself, biotin plays a large role in keeping it functional and healthy. At the same time, the US National Library of Medicine reports that there is preliminary evidence that biotin can help reduce hair loss and keep fingernails strong and growing. Another age-defying component in vitamin B complex is “niacin,” or vitamin B3.  According to a 2005 study, niacinamide, a chemical compound found in niacin, helps reduce dryness and increase the skin barrier when applied topically to the face.

To strengthen and maintain your hair, nails, and skin, vitamin B complex is an all-in-one compound that will keep those attributes looking vibrant.

5. Antioxidant Glutathione Repairs Damaged Skin Cells and More.

While it’s difficult to pronounce, it’s easy to see just how effective glutathione is for looking and feeling younger. Glutathione, or “GSH,” is known as the master antioxidant” and plays a key part in many cellular functions. It’s found in every cell and helps to repair damaged cells as they age, including cells found within the skin. It can even decrease and prevent damage from UV radiation from sun exposure. This antioxidant is also a key for staying in shape. Mark Hyman, a physician and founder of the UltraWellness Center, says that GSH increases strength, endurance, and can shift your metabolism from producing fat to producing muscle.

To keep your body regularly producing and recycling more glutathione, daily doses of vitamin B6 (pyridoxal phosphate), vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) or vitamin C and E (mixed tocopherols) can support your necessary GSH levels.

While the signs of getting older are inevitable, and many factors speed up the aging process, you don’t have to look the part. Adding these vitamins as part of your daily care routine cannot only reduce aging effects, but reverse some of them entirely. By getting these vitamins and nutrients regularly, looking young and hot is even more attainable.

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This post was written by Katie Lewis