Vitamins that Make You Look Younger

Dr Himabindu

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Himabindu Annamraju,
September 21, 2020

Vitamins that Make You Look Younger

Vitamins that make you look younger: Vitamin D, C, E, and Vitamin K are the best vitamins for augmenting your beauty. Make sure that you have optimum levels of these vitamins to keep your skin in excellent condition. You can keep optimum levels of these vitamins just by making slight changes in your lifestyle – changing your eating habits and paying attention to the amount of time you spend outdoors. In a nutshell, just do two things routinely to look young and beautiful – pay attention to diet and sunlight exposure.

Vitamin D

You know how to get it. A mere 10 to 15 minutes of exposure to sunlight throughout the day is enough for you to get your daily requirement of this vitamin. Don’t overexpose your skin to sunlight as it damages your skin.

The following are the natural means of getting vitamin D:

  • 10 to 15 minutes sun exposure daily
  • Eating foods containing vitamin D: eggs, tuna, salmon, sardines, and cod
  • Eating fortified foods – breakfast cereals and yogurt

Check with your doctor, whether you are deficient and take supplements as recommended. Due to their lifestyle, a majority of people are deficient in vitamin D.

Health Benefits of Vitamin D for Skin & Hair

  • Improves skin tone
  • Reduces skin irritation and inflammation
  • Reduces dryness
  • Help reduce the symptoms of psoriasis
  • Reduces skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, rosacea, and acne

     Daily dose: 600 to 1000 IU

Vitamin C

Remember vitamin C like this “C” for Collagen (helps in collagen production) = No wrinkles. Collagen helps in maintaining the elasticity of skin cells. It keeps your skin firm and bouncy and prevents sagging. It is a powerful antioxidant as it prevents skin cells damage and heals damaged skin. For this reason, vitamin C is the key ingredient in many anti-aging skincare products.

Among the vitamins that make you look younger, vitamin C tops the list. Vitamin C prevents cell damage and helps in the healing process of cuts, bruises, wounds. Vitamin C levels are high in the outer skin layer (epidermis) and an inner layer of the skin (dermis) to fight against harmful radiations (UV) of the sun and skin cancer.

Adequate levels prevent dryness, wrinkles, and scaly skin.

Vitamin C keeps skin firm and lifted

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 Health benefits of Vitamin C for skin

  • Prevents wrinkles
  • Prevents dryness
  • Improves growth and repair of skin cells

Fruits and Vegetables Rich in Vitamin C

  1. Guava (100 gm contains 228.3 mg)
  2. Oranges (one medium orange: 70 mg)
  3. Strawberries (half-a-cup has 49 mg)
  4. Red peppers (half-a-cup has 95 mg)

Vitamin E

Among the vitamins that make you look younger, vitamin E works wonders. This vitamin offers similar benefits as vitamin C. It is also a powerful antioxidant – protects the skin cells against the harmful UV radiations of the sun.

Health Benefits of Vitamin for the skin
  • Prevents dark spots and wrinkles
  • Prevents skin inflammation and irritation
  • Prevents skin dryness
  • Prevents premature aging of skin cells
  • Improves the appearance of scars and imperfections
  • Prevents sagging skin

 Recommended dose: 15 mg per day

Rich sources

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts, sunflower seeds
  • Salmon
  • Avocado

Vitamin K

The main role of vitamin K is in the prevention of bleeding by forming blood clots. It helps in the blood clotting process of the body. This is the body’s natural process to heal cuts, bruises, wounds, and the areas that are affected by surgery

The deficiency of this vitamin is very rare. It is thought to help in reducing scars, dark spots, spider veins, stretch marks, and stubborn dark undereye circles.

Recommended dose: 90 to 120 ug per day

Rich sources of vitamin K

Green beans, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, and kale.


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