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B happy?

Published: Tue February 26, 2013
Categories: The Myth Minx
Tags: anti-ageing, antioxidants, B Happy, B3, beauty, cholesterol, fatty acids, glowing skin, hormone, hyperpigmentation, Inadequate Moisturiser, ingredients, microdermabrasion, nutrients, omega-3, premature ageing, radiant, skin issues, skincare, vitamin b

Well hello there, Did your mother used to tell you to eat your vegemite because it was good for you? Did she tell you that it would make you a happy little vegemite?  Well my lovely readers, when it comes to your skin she would B correct (pun intended)!  The reason being, that Vitamin B is not only essential for general health and wellbeing, it is essential for a healthy skin. However, you need more than just Vegemite to get the amount of B that your skin craves. Here is why: As I mentioned in our Top 5: Things You Didn’t Know About Vitamin B & Your Skin last week, The B-group vitamins are a collection of eight vitamins essential for various metabolic processes within the human body. However, most of the B vitamins cannot be stored by the body and have to be consumed regularly in the diet. From the B vitamin family, one particular vitamin, vitamin B3, is heralded as a skincare hero ingredient.  Vitamin B is currently being researched for its uses in clinical dermatology with positive findings. It is proving beneficial in treating a variety of skin conditions. Vitamin B3 Niacin or vitamin B3 is a type of B vitamin. It is water-soluble, which means it is not stored in the body and leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. That means you need a continuous supply of such vitamins in your diet.  Niacin helps the digestive system, skin, and nerves to function. It is also important for converting food to energy. When it comes to Food Sources Niacin (also known as vitamin B3) is found in Dairy products; Eggs; Enriched breads and cereals; Fish; Lean meats; Legumes; Nuts; Poultry Within medicine, For many years, doses of 1 - 3 grams of nicotinic acid per day has been a treatment option for low HDL cholesterol and high LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels and blood pressure It is super important not to self-diagnose a vitamin deficiency because some vitamins can be toxic if taken incorrectly. It’s always important to see your doctor or nutritionist for advice, as even normal doses can be associated with skin flushing. In the form of Nicotinic acid this side effect is reduced. Niacinamide also known as nicotinamide, is the form most safely used in skincare preparations. Nicotinamide does not cause these side effects of skin flushing and is therefore the form of vitamin B3 commonly used in skincare preparations.  It has been found to be extremely beneficial in treating a variety of common skin conditions such as hyper pigmentation, ageing and acne when applied topically to the skin. Because topical application of vitamin B3 can help preserve levels of NADH and NADPH, it contributes to the support of the skin’s barrier against pollutants and other irritants. As a result, many skin conditions, such as acne, redness associated with rosacea, and other inflammatory signs can be actively managed. Also, vitamin B3 has shown to be useful for encouraging the production of natural emollients that can help the skin remain hydrated. Vitamin B3 may assist with treating and improving the following skin conditions: Rosacea; Acne Eczema, dermatitis; Sun damaged; Ageing; Dry skin; hyper pigmentation. So if you want to BE Happy with your skin…and for your skin to Be Happy with you back, Vitamin B is right where you want to, well, be smile X MM

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