We know how essential vitamins are for our bodies. We hear a lot about vitamins C and D for immune health, especially during the past couple of years of the pandemic. We know vitamin D plays a crucial role in bones, too. The B vitamins are necessary for metabolism and energy. And many vitamins are antioxidants that protect against cellular damage. But how does vitamin deficiency play out for your skin?
It's well-documented that skin disorders can stem from nutritional deficiencies. For example, a lack of vitamin B12 can result in pigmentation disorders, including vitiligo. That's a more extreme example, but even running low in specific key vitamins can leave your skin dry, dull, more inflamed, and wrinkly. So, while you want to get an array of vitamins and nutrients through your diet, applying them topically to the skin can boost your supply and promote healthier, happier skin.
Here are the essential vitamins for skin health and where you can get them.Vitamin A: This vitamin revs up skin cell turnover, which helps with everything from acne (pores are less likely to clog when you don't have a buildup of dead skin) to skin texture and tone, and aids in skin repair. And it's well-studied for skin. In one 2015 study, retinol and retinoic acid (two forms of vitamin A) increased collagen production and skin thickness. Participants who applied the topical vitamin A ingredients saw a visible reduction in wrinkles over 12 weeks.
- Find it in: Pour Moi Black Serum (arid conditions), White Serum (mild conditions), Blue Serum (humid conditions), and Night Cream
- Find it in: Hydrating Balancers (both Arid and Humid conditions)
- Find it in: White Serum, Temperate Day Cream, Marine Day Cream, Polar Day Cream, Tropical Day Cream, Mountain Day Cream, Desert Day Cream
- Find it in: Sunlight Drops
- Find it in: Temperate Day Cream, Marine Day Cream, Polar Day Cream, Tropical Day Cream, Mountain Day Cream, Desert Day Cream
- Find them in: Desert Day Cream