Four Vitamins for Healthy Summer Skin

Every season seems to come with a whole new skincare regimen, and summer is absolutely no different! Your exposed parts will be zapped with many more harmful UV rays and your skin can rapidly become hot and dehydrated during the summer months, so treatment and protection are a must. One great way to treat and protect the health of your skin, hair, and nails is by nourishing them from the inside out. One solid way that you can ensure you are nourished by making sure your body is getting the right vitamins!

Make sure you are getting the following vitamins to ensure your skin, nails, and hair remain healthy during the scorching summer months:

  • Vitamin A – this vitamin helps with skin maintenance and repair, healing wrinkles and preventing dryness. You can find it in dark leafy greens, sweet potatoes, and carrots.
  • Vitamin B – biotin is an important B vitamin that forms the cell basis for your skin, hair, and nails. It also supports your metabolism, nerve conditions, and helps to absorb all the other vitamins you’ve been taking in. A breakfast of bananas, oatmeal, and eggs will start your day off with plenty of biotin!
  • Vitamin C – improve your hair growth and diameter with this vitamin. It also provides sun protection by improving collagen production. You can find this in citrus fruits, dark leafy greens, and bell peppers.
  • Vitamin E – this powerful antioxidant reduces skin damage caused by free radicals. It also keeps your skin smooth. Adding avocados, nuts, olives, and spinach to your diet will ensure you get lots of vitamin E.

While incorporating the right vitamins into your diet can go a long way to ensuring healthy, happy skin, hair, and nails, it does not replace a check-in with your dermatologist. Any pain, rapid changes, or chronic conditions should always warrant a check in with your skin care professional. Here at Old Bridge Dermatology, Dr. Juan Vaillant can help address any skin, nail, or hair issue you are experiencing. To schedule an appointment at our convenient Old Bridge, NJ office, call us today at 732-679-0222.