Even though you should limit your skin’s exposure to the sun, a daily 10 to 15-minute exposure helps your body to produce this important vitamin. When your skin is in contact with the sun, cholesterol is converted to vitamin D. After this process, your liver and kidneys takes in the vitamin in and circulates it through your body to aid in the development of new healthy cells, skin cells included. Vitamin D is important to improve your skin tone and can help the treatment of psoriasis.
To increase your vitamin D intake you should:
- Get 10 minutes of sun exposure per day
- Eat food that have natural vitamin D content: salmon, tuna and cod.
- Eat fortified foods like yoghurt, breakfast cereals and orange juice.
It is abundant in antioxidants which have the amazing benefit of keeping cancer away. Because of this, vitamin C is often found as one of the key ingredients in a variety of anti-ageing skin products.
Vitamin C is vital for the body to synthesise collagen which helps to fight anti-ageing signs on your skin. If taken orally, it improves the effectiveness of the sunscreen that is applied to your skin. This happens because this vitamin decreases cell damage and helps wounds in your skin to heal. If enough vitamin C is taken, it can further repair and prevent dry skin.