Published: Wed February 20, 2013
Categories: Top 5 Advice
Did you know: Vitamin B is not only essential for general health and well being, it is essential for a healthy skin? The B-group vitamins are a collection of eight vitamins essential for various metabolic processes within the human body. So the more we consume Vitamin B – the more our skin feels happy.
We spoke to Skinstitut Managing Director Fiona Tuck, to ask her the Top 5: Things To Know About Vitamin B & Your Skin.
1. B Family:
Vitamins cannot be stored by the body and have to be consumed regularly in the diet. Food processing, extended cooking times, stress and alcohol can destroy or reduce the availability of many of these vitamins, the skin being one of the first organs to show signs of deficiency.
Redness, scaliness, irritation, dermatitis and pigmentation can all be signs of a skin in need of vitamin B.
From the B vitamin family, one particular vitamin, vitamin B3, is being heralded as a skincare hero ingredient. Vitamin B is currently being researched for its uses in clinical dermatology with positive findings.
4. Vitamin B Heals:
Vitamin B3 may assist with treating and improving the following skin conditions: Rosacea, Acne Eczema, dermatitis, Sun damaged, Ageing, Dry skin, Hyper pigmentation.
5. B Energetic:
Niacin (Which is also known as vitamin B 3) helps the digestive system, skin, and nerves to function. It is also important for converting food to energy. However, because it is water-soluble, it is not stored in the body and leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. Which means you need a continuous supply of such vitamins in your diet.
Foods to eat
: Clams, oysters, mussels, liver, caviar, octopus, fish, crab, beef, lamb, cheese & eggs