There’s no denying the old adage that beauty starts from within.  We all understand that a healthy, nutritious diet is imperative to keeping your healthy and vital. But vitamins aren’t only valuable in food – they’re the perfect ingredients in your skincare too. Here’s why…

VITAMIN A

Vitamin A is often a main ingredient in anti ageing skincare as dermatologists have found that it is effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Not only has it been found to thicken and stimulate the dermis, increasing blood flow to the surface of the skin, it also accelerates cell renewal and improves collagen production. Vitamin A can be seen as other names in skincare such as Retinol, Retin A or Retinoids. The fact that Vitamin A encourages cell turnover means it can improve the skin’s texture and although sensitive complexions may find they suffer from redness or flaking initially, this often improves with regular use.

VITAMIN B or Vitamin B3

Often seen as niacinamide on labels, Vitamin B3 is excellent for dry and sensitive skins. It encourages the production of ceramides and fatty acids, which are found in the skin’s protective barrier and keeps it strong so that irritants stay out while moisture is kept in. Skincare studies have shown that niacinamide can improve the redness and flushing in rosacea sufferers and because it inhibits the transfer of pigment to skin cells it may also help minimise dark spots.

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is probably the most common vitamin found in skincare and its popularity isn’t without reason! A great antioxidant protector, Vitamin C shields skin from the ravages of free radicals found in the environment that can wreak havoc on our skin. As well as helping to reduce the appearance of hyper pigmentation and other types of sun damage, Vitamin C boosts the skin’s elasticity, reduces inflammation and irritation and helps the healing process.

VITAMIN E

This vitamin is another master fighter in the battle against ageing – it’s a powerful antioxidant that can help stave off damage from the environment. It is also associated with enabling the skin to retain its natural moisturisers keeping the complexion smooth and hydrated and for that reason you’ll often find Vitamin E in sunscreens and aftersun products.

VITAMIN K

Vitamin K is often used after cosmetic facial surgery as it helps to encourage blood flow to bruises and speeds up healing in the wounded area. Some creams with Vitamin K are used to target dark under eye circles, thread veins and aim to improve stretch marks.

VITAMINS COMBINED

Most skincare products today are developed with a combination of vitamins so that their effects are enhanced and greater results can be achieved. Vitamins play a large part in the formulation of Dr Weber’s skincare range and each product is formulated to work on particular skin issues from acne to anti-ageing. The ACE Face Cream in the Leave Lines Behind anti ageing range uses antioxidants A, C and E in high concentration to soften fine lines, improve uneven skin tone and the appearance of sun damage.

For more information on BodyVie Facial Treatments and The Dr Weber Skincare Range go to www.bodyvie.com or call 020 3797 1657

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