As we all know that our bodies require vitamins to keep them well-balanced and healthy. Well, our skin, the largest bodily organ, also requires vitamins to stay healthy.
Skin care products generally contain vitamins including vitamin A, C, D and E.
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Dry skin needs vitamin A to minimize skin itching and dryness. For aging skin and acne-prone skin, vitamin A is also able to reduce the development of wrinkles and clogged pores. Moisturizers with these ingredients will not only make your skin look and feel healthier, it will help keep your skin from becoming (and staying) irritated and dry.
Vitamin D is often used in sunscreen lotions, because the vitamin is manufactured within the skin when exposed to sunlight. In addition, vitamin K plays an important role for improving skin blemishes, like stretch marks and spider veins.
Vitamin C (chemically called "ascorbic acid") is used as a treatment for healing small wounds and soothing the pain caused by sun burns. Adding vitamin C into your skin products can make the skin look younger by activating the oxidization process. Vitamin C can be found in various skin products, such as hand lotions, sunburn relief and skin firming creams. Vitamin E, always associated with vitamin C, is a powerful antioxidant that helps to re-hydrate the skin, prevent inflammations and renew skin cells. Individuals with severe skin disorders are often prescribed skin care products containing both vitamin C and E to reduce discomfort and pain.