The skin is an important part of our body and not taking care of its issues will not only affect your confidence, but it can also develop into more serious issues.
However, while you might be tempted to think that skin care is only done on the surface, you should reconsider. In reality, what we put in our body is as important for the health of our skin as what we put on the surface of it. As far as acne is concerned, the best tools for dealing with it are vitamins.
But apart from the classic vitamin choices, which include vitamins C, D and E, there are also other available options, that will do wonders for your skin.
Here are four of these less-known vitamins, courtesy of SciTechDaily.
While you probably haven’t heard of it before, Astaxanthin is a type of antioxidant that is very powerful. A serious contender for vitamin C and E, Astaxanthin protects your skin from harmful UV rays, helps reduce wrinkles and efficiently fights acne, containing a significantly higher number of antioxidants than the usual vitamins.
Probiotics and prebiotics
While probiotics and prebiotics are usually referred to when addressing gut health, they are also very efficient in fighting acne. The reason for this lies in their anti-inflammatory properties, as acne is caused by inflammation, and their ability to stimulate the production of healthy bacteria, including skin bacteria.
A more classic option, vitamin B is also your ally when it comes to fighting acne. But the most efficient types of vitamin B are B5 and B3. While B5 reduces the excess oil which is produced by the skin, B3, also known as niacin, is an ingredient known to successfully fight against various skin-related conditions, like rosacea, hyperpigmentation, dermatitis and acne.
While they are not very popular when it comes to treating acne, these vitamins have been proven to do wonders for your skin.