Vitamins are well known for their health benefits internally, but what about the effects they can have on the skin? The skin is the outer most organ of the body, and the vitamins that you take for health benefits have to travel through the body and other organs before reaching the skin. Vitamins that have the most effects on the skin are formulated in a way that maximises the absorbency into the skin. This means ensuring that the vitamins are at optimum levels and of excellent quality, as well as being mixed with other anti-oxidants to ensure maximum efficiency.
The Advanced Nutrition Programme by the Institute of Anti-Ageing manages to effectively achieve this magic formula. By taking vitamins internally then we are feeding the skin from within and then feeding it on the outside with our vitamin skincare.
The vitamin market is a minefield, and quality varies. It is important to buy quality vitamins to ensure they are clean and the correct quantity of vitamin is in each and every tablet. It is also understanding what vitamins to take for what conditions. Here is a run down of the most popular ones in the ANP range and their benefits:
Skin Vitamin A+ – Combining Vitamin A with Vitamin D ensure they work together for a healthy skin. Vitamin A is one of the most important nutrients for skin yet over 90% of women don’t get enough, and around 80% of people in the UK are deficient in vitamin D. By boosting your levels by supplementing with Skin Vit A+ , you can help maintain healthy skin as well as strong bones and muscles.
Skin Vitamin C – A healing and support vitamin, Vitamin C contributes to collagen formation which helps skin function normally and supports the normal function of blood capillaries. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant, so it helps to protect your cells from oxidative stress caused by free radicals.
Skin Accumax – this is a supplement formulated for problem skin and Rosacea. This is a patent-pending formula that works from within to restore natural radiance to the skin. It contains a special combination of vitamins A, C and E plus DIM, a phytonutrient identified in broccoli.
Skin Omegas+ – these supplements benefit from the addition of Vitamin A. It contains optimum levels of EPA (an important omega 3) along with GLA (an important omega 6) made from Evening Primrose Oil. Vitamin A is a key ingredient needed for skin health.
Skin Omegas+ is made with premium, clinically researched omega 3 from Epax, a world leading supplier known for its purity, quality and innovation. They hold a Friend of the Sea certificate, so you can be sure the omega 3 is sourced using methods that conserve marine habitats and resources.
Skin Collagen Support – As we get older, our skin can lose elasticity. Skin Collagen Support contains vitamin A which contributes to the maintenance of normal healthy skin and vitamin C for its role in collagen formation. The formula is further enriched with the addition of carefully selected plant extracts.
Skin Vitamin 1 – a good multi-vitamin which includes vitamins and minerals involved in the maintenance of healthy skin, hair and nails including: Biotin, selenium and zinc which contribute to the maintenance of normal, healthy hair.
Biotin, iodine, niacin, vitamin A, vitamin C and zinc which contribute to the maintenance of normal healthy skin.
Selenium and zinc which contribute to the maintenance of normal healthy nails.
Skin Vitamin 2 – These convenient daily blister strips each contain 4 supplements; a multivitamin and mineral, antioxidant complex, vitamin C with black elderberry and bilberry extracts and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. The combination includes vitamins A & C and riboflavin for normal skin; selenium and biotin for hair, along with selenium and zinc for nails. The advanced formulation also contains vitamin D, iron and vitamin C for the normal function of the immune system and antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin E, plus manganese to help protect cells from oxidative stress.
There are others in the range as well, but these are the most effective on the skin.
If you are serious about skincare and repairing and maintaining healthy skin, then internal vitamins are the building blocks for this achieving this goal.