Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant with the ability to shield the skin from a number of environmental pollutants and free radicals. Vitamin C has been proven to boost the skin’s natural UV protective properties, making it a great vitamin for people who are routinely outdoors. Additionally, vitamin C is known to have direct influence on reducing pigmentation issues such as age spots while simultaneously spurring increased collagen production.
Get your vitamin C through a topical serum, preferably one that contains Ferulic acid, which can help increase the stability of the vitamin C as well as boost the skin’s absorption. You can also get vitamin C by adding foods like oranges, strawberries, kiwis, tomatoes, or broccoli to your diet.
Vitamin B can also be a skin lightening agent.
Increase your intake of vitamin B by taking a multivitamin and eating more poultry, fish, lean beef, low fat dairy, and fortified tofu.
Vitamin E is probably best known for its moisturizing effects, making it a much-needed vitamin for dry skin types. Specifically, this vitamin works to helps the skin maintain its hydration by sealing moisture in. In addition to being an excellent moisturizer, vitamin E has anti-inflammatory properties which can help to calm irritated skin.
Finally, vitamin E actually boosts the skin’s absorption ability. Getting enough vitamin E can actually enhance the effectiveness of skin care products by helping them better penetrate the skin.
Vitamin E rich foods include almonds, avocado, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, and palm oil.
Vitamin K is very influential in terms of regulating the body’s blood flow as it works to keep the capillaries in the skin fully functioning. This vitamin is particularly useful ingredient in eye creams as it can help reduce undereye dark circles and puffiness.
Foods that are rich in vitamin K include brussels sprouts, collard greens, cabbage, prunes, cucumbers, asparagus, and blueberries.