Essential Vitamins for Your Skin

There are many ways to treat your skin from the outside, but nourishing your body from the inside can greatly improve the health of your skin, hair, and nails. Find out which vitamins are important for keeping them healthy!

  1. Vitamin A – Vitamin A is responsible for helping with skin maintenance and repair, which can help reduce wrinkles and dryness. Sweet potatoes, carrots, and dark leafy greens are all rich in Vitamin A.
  2. Vitamin C – Vitamin C can improve hair growth and thickness, and helps to improve collagen production in the skin and protect it from sun damage. Bell peppers, cauliflower, dark leafy greens and citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C.
  3. Vitamin E – Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to reduce skin damage from free radicals to keep skin smooth and supple. Try adding vitamin E-rich foods like avocados, nuts, olives and spinach!
  4. Biotin – A type of vitamin B, biotin forms the basis of your skin, hair, and nail cells and also supports your metabolism, nerves, and digestion. Incorporating vitamin B into your diet with bananas, oatmeal, and eggs can improve hair loss and skin inflammation.

Many of your skin problems may be improved simply by incorporating some of these essential vitamins into your diet, but if you have chronic conditions or have specific concerns, consult with a board-certified dermatologist.

Dr. Juan Vaillant of Old Bridge Dermatology in Old Bridge, NJ, has been helping patients with all types of skin, hair, and nail issues for decades and has specialties in anatomic and clinical pathology as well. Dr. Vaillant is committed to improving the overall health of his patients by helping to treat conditions like acne, hair loss, dandruff, eczema, dermatitis, skin cancer, psoriasis, and fungal infections. Please contact our office at (732) 679-0222 to schedule an appointment today!