Written by Olive and Fleur
Every day, the average woman applies 80 chemicals to her body before breakfast. This is not only dangerous for your health, but it’s unnecessary too. Why expose your skin to harsh ingredients when you could be showing some self-love and enriching yourself with products full of Vitamins and other natural ingredients. Radiant beauty comes from healthy nourished cells which are created from the support of nutrient rich vitamins. Here’s the top Vitamins and how they can improve your skin.
Vitamin A is an ingredient best known for its ability to renew cells by stimulating your skins natural collagen which slows the ageing process and improves the overall health of your skin. Vitamin A is sensitive to UV exposure so it is more effective when it is used in your evening skincare routine so that it can repair and re-energise your skin overnight.
The main B vitamins used in products are B3, B5 and B7. One of the most significant benefits of B vitamin is their ability to reduce breakouts by renewing the skins cells. B vitamins are appropriate for all skin types and they help create a moisture barrier which softens the skin.
Vitamin C is the most popular vitamin due to its wide range of benefits. Like Vitamin A, it aids collagen and therefore reduces damage to the skin and boosts hydration. This leaves people with that desired glowing look. Vitamin C has also been known to reduce the effects of skin damage from UV exposure.
Vitamin D is also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’. You can get vitamin D from sitting in the sun for 10-15 minutes whilst having an SPF cream on to protect your skin of course. Vitamin D plays a role in protecting and rejuvenating your skin as well as having antimicrobial properties, therefore it can be used to treat recurring acne.
Vitamin E is well known for being an ‘all-rounder’ vitamin. It is especially good if you have sensitive or dry skin as it is best for moisturising and hydrating skin. Its soothing properties make it good for healing wounds and preventing acne scars in a gentle way as well as removing any dark spots or under eye circles. Vitamin E penetrates deep into your pores improving the appearance of skin tone and complexion.
Vitamin K is best for preventing blood clots and enhancing blood circulation, which in turn helps to reduce inflammation and redness of the skin. Vitamin K works to strengthen the capillaries in our skin and therefore helps to remove spider veins. With the best properties for healing damaged cells, vitamin K is great with wounds and bruises as well as stretch marks.
Here at Olive and Fleur we believe in being more mindful of the skincare products we use. It’s even more Important for mums to be conscious of the products they use because of the effects the harsh chemicals can have on not only them, but their children as well. We are striving to create a range of products that are infused with only natural ingredients that are truly beneficial to both our physical appearance, as well as our mental well-being. Make sure to check the ingredients of your favourite products find out what you’re really exposing your skin to, and make sure Vitamins are included.