The 5 vitamins your skin absolutely needs
Skin care is complicated. And we say this often because no matter how much we say it, some people still get frustrated. It can be difficult to know exactly what your skin needs because that can range from topical products, to a changed lifestyle and even just adding vitamins to your diet. If you’ve been using the Salima line for a few months, and haven’t seen the progress you like, you might need to start looking at additional changes.
What makes skincare so complicated is that sometimes we don’t even understand what it is we could possibly need. That’s okay, we are here to help. Here’s a list of Salima’s recommended vitamins for those who are looking to improve the natural glow of their skin.
1) Evening primrose oil
Did you know that evening primrose oil is recommended in treating skin conditions like eczema? The fatty-acid is essential in keeping the skin hydrated, and can be taken in a pill form. It also helps control hormonal flare ups, which can reduce acne and congested skin. It also contains gamma-linolenic acid, which is needed by the skin to cleanse, repair and regenerate itself. The pill also helps reduce inflammation and keep the hormones that activate oil production in the skin under control, which makes it a very potent supplements in fighting cystic acne.
2) Omega 3-6-9
This vitamin will help with the collagen and elasticity of your skin. It’s also useful in preventing skin conditions such as psoriasis, allergies and acne. Our favourite part? It contains elements that protects your skin against sun damage.
3) Vitamin D
Taking vitamin d supplements is especially important for those with more melanin in their skin. This vitamin helps destroy free radicals that could otherwise cause damage to your skin, and it optimizes the body’s immune system.
If you aren’t already taking a multivitamin, we recommend starting with one for overall health benefits. It’s a small adjustment that can make a world of difference in your skin, and your energy levels.
It can be easy to think that your skin only needs topical treatments, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Focus on your overall wellness, and watch your skin (and health) change for the better. Remember, your skin is a reflection of what’s going on inside your body. Another important step that we often talk about, is drinking apple cider vinegar before each meal. Mix a small teaspoon with a cup full of water and drink 15 minutes before eating. This will balance the PH level in your skin and act as a natural cleanse.
The Salima Team