Dermatologists reveal common nutritional ingredients everyone should add to their beauty routine if they want healthy, glowing skin.
Written by Margaret Abrams for Dailymail.Com
19:43 30 January 2024, updated 19:44 30 January 2024
- Vitamin B is a component of the skin, hair and body that you may be lacking
- Skin and skincare experts have explained how to add it to your beauty routine
- There are different B vitamins but in skin care “B complex” is the most common
Are you missing this all-in-one vitamin that can seriously improve your beauty routine?
Vitamin B is found in vegetables, chickpeas, beans, meat, poultry, fish, and more — but should you also use it on your face and body?
Essential vitamins act as antioxidants and aid in collagen production, as well as providing anti-inflammatory properties.
FEMAIL spoke to skincare experts, a chemist and a dermatologist to find out the benefits of using the ingredient – and who needs it most.
There are eight different B vitamins – in skin care, B3, B5, and B7 are particularly popular. Together, the B vitamins are called a B complex.
The group includes thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folate (B9), and cobalamin (B12).
If you have a vitamin B deficiency, you may have hyperpigmentation, which leads to uneven skin tone. You can also deal with dehydration.
Vitamin B protects against free radical damage, which can be especially important for people who live in cities full of pollution, as they are generated by pollution.
But vitamin B isn’t just for your face—many body lotions contain it, too.
Many ultra-hydrating skincare products include B-complex and promise to brighten skin and smooth wrinkles, including the classic SkinCeuticals Hydating B5 Gel ($90).
There are also more affordable offerings, like The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydating Serum ($8.90) and Provence Beauty Alpha-Bet Elixir Super Power Facial Oil ($19.99).
B vitamins don’t just show up in skincare – shampoos containing B vitamins promise thick, healthy hair, and they’re also found in body lotions to moisturize dry skin.
But who should add vitamin B to their beauty routine — and who should avoid the ingredient entirely?
54 Thrones creator Christina Funke Tigbe told FEMAIL that B5 (also known as pantothenic acid) is a “refreshing drink for your skin” and described B vitamins as “a behind-the-scenes crew for your skin cells, bringing them back to life after environmental stress.” From outside.”
Christina, who founded the clean beauty brand that celebrates “the richness, diversity and cultures of the African continent and its people,” is also a big fan of niacinamide.
She described the must-have skincare ingredient as “a spa day for your skin, soothing redness, fighting acne, and telling your skin to take a pill.”
54 Thrones has a non-peeling buttercream body wash with niacinamide (B3) which the beauty expert describes as a “true skin soothing treatment.”
Christina explained that B vitamins are like a comprehensive package for your skin. Dry skin? Acne problems? Pigmentation problems? Consider it sweetened with B vitamins.
Dr. Heather D. Rogers, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist in Seattle, Washington and the founder of Dr. Rogers Skin Care.
She explained that vitamin B3, or niacinamide, is the most common vitamin B product found in skin care and is “a highly effective skin restoring ingredient shown to improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines, dullness, redness, irritation and skin barrier function.”
However, it’s not always best to overdo it on B vitamins, as Dr. Rogers warns that “excessive intake of vitamin B7 supplements has been linked to acne and excessive intake of vitamin B12 supplements has been linked to acne in some cases.”
The expert instead recommends products containing B vitamins “for people who have sensitive skin, prone to redness and want to slow down aging, due to their tolerance, their ability to strengthen the skin barrier and their antioxidant effects.”
“It is also beneficial for people with oily skin and large pores and helps treat uneven pigmentation,” Dr. Rogers said.
If you suffer from a vitamin B deficiency, it will likely show on your skin.
According to Dr. Rogers, “Vitamin B3 (niacin) deficiency may lead to a condition known as pellagra, which can cause a rash, redness, and sensitivity.”
If you don’t get enough biotin, it can slow the growth of your hair and nails.
‘Vitamin B is a powerful antioxidant that moisturizes, brightens and fights the signs of ageing,’ cosmetic chemist and Medik8 co-founder Daniel Isaac told DailyMail.com.
Daniel added: “One of the biggest benefits of vitamin B is that it helps maintain collagen levels, which improves skin elasticity and prevents skin ageing.”
He described B vitamins as “particularly beneficial for skin types prone to blemishes, redness and unwanted pigmentation problems, due to their undeniable anti-inflammatory properties.”
For those looking for a gentle, moisturizing skincare ingredient, B vitamins may be your best bet.
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