8 Nutrients & Vitamins For Skin Health
May 30, 2023
If you’re struggling to get the right nutrients and vitamins for skin health, you’re certainly not alone. According to The American Academy of Dermatology Association, skin disease affects one out of every four Americans. With this in mind, what vital nutrients do our bodies need for health and longevity, and most importantly… how do we make sure we get these regularly?
8 Amazing Nutrients and Vitamins For Skin Health
You already follow basic sun safety tips (wearing sun screen, limiting exposure, etc.), so how will you give your skin that extra boost?
Great for smoother skin!
Sure it’ll make your hair grow quicker, but did you know biotin is also a path to achieving smooth and well-hydrated skin? Given that the Greek origin of “biotin” or “biotos” translates to “life giving”, it is perhaps unsurprising that this would make a list of vitamins for skin health in addition to its other benefits (WebMD).
Great for blemish reduction!
Zinc’s anti-inflammatory facets may be effective in treating skin-related issues like acne, rosacea, ulcers, and more (Medical News Today).
Great for wrinkles!
Research suggests that collagen is helpful for combatting wrinkles in the elderly (WebMD). If that sounds desirable, book a red light therapy session! One of the many selling points for red light therapy is how it may help the body produce more collagen.
Great for skin glow!
Glutathione is called the “master antioxidant” because of how incredibly potent it is. There are a number of glutathione supplement options, but the fastest way to effectively absorb this antioxidant is through a targeted IV hydration therapy cocktail.
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Vitamin A (Retinol)
Great for acne!
Many topical vitamin A products contain retinoids (synthetic vitamin A) to help with acne, psoriasis, and a variety of other skin conditions. Things to keep in mind with vitamin A: (1) vitamin A becomes toxic at certain doses (2) vitamin A is ubiquitous in skincare product ingredient lists, meaning you may have multiple products that contain it (be sure to look for “retinol” and “retinoids” when checking) (Mount Sinai).
Great for wrinkles!
Studies point to topical vitamin C as having benefits like acne reduction, wrinkle relief, and (when used with adequate sunscreen) protection from the sun and its ultraviolet rays (Harvard).
Additionally, going the route of an IV vitamin C infusion is an option that will greatly increase your body’s ability to absorb the vitamin.
Great for skin hydration and softness!
Adding omega-3s to your diet can have an impact on the health of your skin. Like many of the other nutrients and vitamins for skin health, omega-3 is thought to help with skin hydration, oil production, and more (Aveeno).
Great for all-around skin health!
Vitamin D is broadly important to have in your body for skin health. Nikhil Dhingra, MD, explains that vitamin D’s most valuable function for the skin to date is as an anti-inflammatory — reducing the severity of symptoms of inflammation. According to Joshua Zeichner, MD, “Generally speaking, skin health is best improved when your body has a full store of vitamin D.” (Byrdie)
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Ultimately, it’s probably unwise to begin immediately taking every supplement on this list. Instead, make small shifts in the way you approach your skincare and then test the results. What do you see? How do you feel? There may not be a one-size-fits-all fix for perfect skin, but it’s good to take note of nutrients and vitamins for skin health because if you’re missing one or more in your body, that may be your ticket to healthier skin.
Let a Doctor Build Your IV Cocktail
At Rejuvenate You, we provide a variety of IV infusions and injections for guests to achieve the results they desire. But that’s not all! Dr. Paula regularly customizes IV cocktails based on guest needs! Want more glow or greater skin elasticity? Please let us know, and Dr. Paula will be happy to build you the ideal cocktail of nutrients and vitamins for skin health.
The opinions presented in this blog post are not intended to be taken as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional before making any changes to your healthcare routine.