The topical application of certain extracts and chemicals can help you glow, but in order to look truly radiant with healthy skin, you must meet certain dietary requirements first. With skin health and antiaging in focus, let us look at the five nutrients that could change the way your skin looks and feels.
Vitamin A is also used as a topical antiaging cream in its retinol form, but the vitamin’s dietary benefits deserve even more attention. When consumed in sufficient quantity, vitamin A:
- Promotes natural collagen generation to keep skin plump and supple, even as we age
- Adds thickness and shine to hair by regulating our natural keratin production
- Decreases over production of sebum, which in turn reduces acne
Cannabigerol (CBG) is a new cannabinoid that has only recently been introduced to the market. It holds great promise in the future, as animal research has found CBG to be effective against certain types of cancers. As far as beauty and skin health is concerned, it is quite promising as well, as we can see below:
- It is a powerful antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress from our skin to prevent premature aging
- Cannabigerol is a natural antibiotic that both prevents and cures acne & pimples
- It can clear skin pores by getting rid of excess sebum and bacteria
- It could fade skin blemishes and reduce puffiness by acting as an anti-inflammatory agent which acts on the dermis
Despite the rarity of CBG (25:1 as compared to CBD), those in the UK can order pure CBG isolate from herbalhealthcbd.co.uk today.
Vitamin B Complex
No other vitamin has as many variants as vitamin B, and vitamin B complex refers to a combination of all eight. In nature, it is not possible to find all eight vitamins in any one food item, so it must be obtained from multiple vitamin B-rich dietary sources instead. Alternatively, vitamin B complex supplements offer a more convenient and assured source for all eight B vitamins. The following skin, hair and nail improvements have been noted and affirmed as being related to a proper intake of vitamin B complex:
- Vitamin B1 or Thiamine – Prevents stress induced skin rashes
- Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin – Speeds up the process of removing dead skin cells with new ones
- Vitamin B3 or Niacin – Acts as a deep skin moisturiser, lightens skin blemishes and fades fine lines
- Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic acid – Seals and preserves moisture, boosts skin elasticity, and reduces acne breakouts
- Vitamin B6 or Pyridoxine – Releases stress, promotes sleep and helps in maintaining a healthy cell turnover rate
- Vitamin B7 or Biotin – Adds shine to dry hair and skin, makes nails stronger, lengthens average skin cell life, seals moisture in, and makes skin look plump
- Vitamin B9 or Folic acid – Replaces dead cells faster with new cells, prevents pimples, delays the appearance of lines and wrinkles, provides protection against sun damage
- Vitamin B12 or Cobalamin – helps those with psoriasis or any other type of skin inflammation, moisturises the skin, prevents acne, and boosts the rate of skin cell turnover
If you can incorporate all three in your diet, you should be able to notice and feel a difference soon (7-21 days). How long it takes for the effects to become prominent will vary, as it depends on the individual’s present state of their skin, hair, and nails.