Vitamins are crucial for proper functioning of every system in the body, but there are vitamins that are especially helpful when it comes to the health of your skin and hair. Here are some of them:
Vitamin B Complex
There is a family of B vitamins, and the reason for this is that scientists at first thought they were all one vitamin. Advances in technology allowed scientists to tell them apart. The ones that are best for hair and skin are:
- Vitamin B2
Also called riboflavin, this is a water soluble vitamin that’s found in most foods, especially organ meats. It works as part of a group of enzymes that helps the body break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
- Vitamin B6
This is a three part vitamin necessary for your body to be able to absorb yet another B vitamin, B12. Vitamin B6 deficiency results in hair loss.
This vitamin comes in three synthetic forms and also helps enzymes break down nutrients. It supports the functioning of the nervous system and helps maintain healthy skin. Niacin is readily found in lean meats, poultry and fish.
Vitamin C is used to create skin care products called ascorbates. This vitamins main job is to help the body make collagen, which forms an elastic underlayment for the skin and helps keep it supple. Vitamin C is famously found in citrus fruits and green, leafy vegetables.
For more information about vitamins that can help your skin and hair, schedule an appointment with our staff at Kessel Dermatology. Call us today at 609-890-2600.