Guest Post: Roxana Oliver - Vitamin Cocktail for Fresh Winter Skin

Vitamin Cocktail for Fresh Winter Skin

Winter wonderland is lovely, but it is a hazard for the skin. The cold weather and low humidity are 
causing various issues from acne breakouts to itchy dry patches. Throughout winter months the skin can become tightened, dry, red and cracked and that is why, during this time, it is more important than ever to feed your skin with necessary nutrients. Some of the best nutrients you can provide to your skin both from the inside and from the outside are vitamins. They can keep your skin fresh, young, glowing and protected from harsh winter elements. Now let us mix up that beauty cocktail.

 Here are the ingredients.

Vitamin A

A is for anti-aging. It is an essential vitamin in charge for communicating with skin cells. Essentially, it reaches out to older cells and “tells” them to behave like younger cells. It is credited for smoothing out the skin roughness, reducing wrinkles and fading brown spots. Vitamin A is basically another name for retinol, a powerful antioxidant that can interrupt the damaging effect of free radicals, improve skin discoloration, boost collagen production and even neutralize acne and eczema. Because of that property it is often found in anti-aging products. If you want to include it into your diet, eat a lot of leafy greens, sweet potato, carrots, etc.

Vitamin Cocktail for Fresh Winter Skin

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is not only good when you catch a cold. It is actually quite useful nutrient for your skin. Not only this vitamin protects it from sun damage, but it also reduces the signs of aging it is a great addition to vitamin A. Because of its major role in collagen production, vitamin C can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and heal sun-damaged skin. If you take this vitamin orally, you can increase the effectiveness of sunscreen, and thus reduce the chance of sun damage. Many skincare products are packed with vitamin C. As for food, you can find it in the usual suspects, such as lemon and oranges, and in some lesser known like broccoli and peppers.

Vitamin Cocktail for Fresh Winter Skin

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is ideal for keeping your skin hydrated both from the inside and outside, during these harsh winter months. Similarly to previously mentioned vitamin C, this nutrient can contribute to protecting the skin from harmful sun rays, but also from other outer influences, such as pollution and tobacco smoke. It is used to treat skin inflammations, as an ingredient in sunscreens and in anti-aging products (especially for the neck). By browsing through a good vitamin shop online, you can easily find it in numerous supplements, products and in its natural form (nuts, spinach, tofu, etc.).

Vitamin Cocktail for Fresh Winter Skin

Vitamin K

Sometimes treated as the “underdog” of vitamins, vitamin K is actually very useful for number of things, especially for your skin. It can beat one of the most annoying skin problems caused by sleep deprivation, alcohol, stress, illness etc. – dark circles around the eyes. Though it is not proven that it can eliminate imperfections such as redness from rosacea and broken capillaries, it can contribute to their reduction. It is used as an ingredient for numerous skin care products (creams, masks, serums), but you can also find it in supplements. Natural sources of vitamin K are spring onions, basil, leafy green vegetables, kale, asparagus and others.

Vitamin Cocktail for Fresh Winter Skin

Though we can all agree that beauty comes from within, no one can deny that the skin is actually the
fingerprint of everything going on in your body. Winter can additionally challenge your skincare routine, so you should up your game during the colder months and boost your skincare routine with this glorious vitamin cocktail. Cheers!

Thank you Roxana for your very helpful post! I think we can all agree that eating right is what makes our skin glow and we all need that added boost about now.
What's your secret ingredient for amazing skin? Let me know in the comments below.


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