Vitamins Are a Skin’s Best Friend

by Elegance Makeup: Looks By Uhuru

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Vitamins play a major role in skin care. Incorporating vitamins in your every day diet promotes healthy skin. Here is a list of key vitamins to consider for a healthy skin regimen:

VITAMIN A: Vitamin A is an antioxidant that promotes new cell growth, helps skin tissue repair & helps to prevent acne.

Source: Green & yellow fruits & vegetables, liver & fish oils

VITAMIN B COMPLEX B1 (Thiamine): Antioxidant.

Source: Egg yolk, fish, peanuts, peas, poultry, pork, whole grains

B2 (Riboflavin): B2 helps to facilitate the way your skin tissue uses oxygen.

Source: Brown rice, fish, peas, liver, egg yolk, fish, peanuts, peas, poultry, pork

B5 (Pantothenic Acid): Usually stored in the body’s organs, vitamin B5 is good for cellular health.

Source: Beef, eggs, fresh vegetables, mushrooms, whole wheat, nuts

B6 (Pyridoxine): Vitamin B6 helps in the development of red blood cells, cell growth & absorbing vitamin B12.

Source: Carrots, chicken, eggs, fish, meat, peas, spinach, sunflower seeds, walnuts

B12 (Cyanocobalamin): Vitamin B12 is essential for proper digestion & food absorption.

Source: Clams, eggs, kidney, mackerel, seafood, dairy products

Vitamin C: An important antioxidant that aids in tissue growth, repair, promotes healing, scar reduction & healthy skin.

Source : Berries, citrus fruits & green veggies

Vitamin E: An essential antioxidant for tissue repair, aids in tissue growth, promotes healing, scar reduction & healthy skin.

Source: Dark leafy green veggies, nuts, seeds, whole grains

A lack of vitamins can make skin lifeless, blotchy, dry, or oily. Healthy skin requires a variety of vitamins to keep it resilient. Have you had your vitamins today?

About the Author:

For over 14 years, Chicago native Uhuru Freeman has been a face of many artistic and creative ventures such as dancer, singer, competitive beauty model & more.  Uhuru is the founder of Elegance Makeup where she’s made it her mission to not only enhance one’s beauty from the inside out, but to encourage and teach beauty from within. Visit Elegance Makeup at for more information or to book your very own elegant experience.


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