by Melaine Wilson
Most of us suffer from skin problems which we would like to cure the natural way. This is possible if we understand a little more about these skin problems. The most common problems that plague people are oily skin and acne, rough skin and dark circles.
Vitamin deficiencies result in a lot of skin problems. So, improving your intake of vitamins can improve your skin condition.
Common Skin Ailments
1. Oily Skin and Acne: People have an oily skin due to an excessive production of sebum. This can lead to acne. Recent studies show that acne sufferers have a deficiency of vitamin E, A and Zinc. How These Vitamins Help to Reduce Acne
Vitamin C produces collagen which repairs and protects the immune system. It also has anti-oxidant properties.
Vitamin A can reduce oil production and repair skin tissue. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Zinc helps in cell growth and is important for clear skin.
2. Dark Circles: Too much exposure to the sun, smoking, genetics and natural aging all play a part in the development of dark circles.
The Vitamins That Help to Reduce Dark Circles
Niacin [Vitamin B3] may help eliminate dark circles as it increases circulation to the skin below the eyes and fights inflammation.
Vitamin C aids in promoting tissue growth.
3. Dry and Rough Skin
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can dry up your skin, besides poor hygiene, heredity and sun exposure.
The Vitamins That Are Good for Dry Skin Conditions
Vitamin D is the best for these type of skin problems.
Vitamin B, C and A aid in keeping skin healthy.
Fish oil also improves dry and rough skin as it contains omega 3 fatty acids.
How to Obtain the Necessary Vitamins Naturally
The best way to get vitamins is from your diet.
The best sources of Vitamin A are pumpkin, carrots and green leafy vegetables.
Vitamin C is best obtained from Citrus fruits.
Vitamin E can be obtained from nuts, milk, eggs and fish.
Foods rich in Vitamin K are spinach, avocado, broccoli and cabbage.
Egg yolks, fatty fish and cheese provide Vitamin D.
Kidney beans, flax seeds and garlic are good sources of zinc.
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