Vitamin B

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Stay Energized with Vitamin B

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Skinacare Ingredient SafetyScientific Name: {Folic acid}
Common Name: {Vitamin B}

Vitamin B is a powerful antioxidant necessary for both healthy skin and body. It is a vital nutrient skin cells need to stay strong, healthy, and resilient. When people lack Vitamin B, their energy levels tend to be low, and they quickly develop skin conditions.

There are many different kinds of Vitamin B. In fact, each has its specific function; none of which is naturally produced by the body.

In order to reap this ingredient's benefits, apply it directly to the skin or eat a nutrient-dense diet. B1, B3, B4, B5, B6, B9, and B12 are the most common.

Foods Rich in B Vitamins

B1 or Thiamin - supports nerve function and metabolizes fats and proteins.

  • Acorn
  • Ham
  • Spinach
  • Soy Milk
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

B3 or Niacin - used for calming redness in the face.

  • Fish
  • Mushrooms
  • Peanuts
  • Potato
  • Poultry
  • Tomatoes

B4 or Choline - for brain function.

  • Fresh Fruits
  • Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Honey

B5 or Pantothenic Acid - for both healthy skin and hair.

  • Avocado
  • Mushrooms
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tuna

B6 or Pyridoxine - for brain health and antibody protection.

  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Spinach
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Tuna

B9 or Folate - for healthy brain development.

  • Avocado
  • Beans
  • Bread
  • Broccoli
  • Green Peas
  • Liver
  • Spinach
  • Wheat Germ

B12 or Cobalamin - helps both body fuel and energy levels.

  • Clams
  • Eggs
  • Liver
  • Meat

As an antioxidant, vitamin B helps protect against free radicals. Not only do free radicals wreak havoc on the underlying layers of skin, but they also cause visible premature aging.

Fight Premature Wrinkles

The upper levels of the skin begin to show fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, the loss of collagen and elasticity below the skin's surface is often responsible for a sallow, sunken look. 

As we mature, this intensifies as these free radicals break down the support structures that keep the complexion looking full and healthy.

Free radicals on the skin's surface can cause our complexion to look dull and gray. So using an application of Vitamin B helps to fight the appearance of wrinkles.

The B Vitamins protect your skin from premature aging. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and get rid of them.

In addition, a lack of vitamin B can cause dull, dry, and irritated skin, as it is the main ingredient necessary to keep skin looking young, moisturized, and healthy. Further, this vitamin is the best for women who have chronic skin problems.

Conditions, including both rosacea and acne, help soothe irritation and ensure that the proper nutrients are available for your complexion to restore itself.

Vitamin B keeps skin clear by helping it retain its moisture. This means less oil is created, and less oil is excreted through the pores. Acne is most often caused when the oil in the pores becomes trapped.

Either by an overlay of the skin or by bacteria in the pore, this is what causes the infection and pimples. Also, with less oil in the pores, there is less of a chance that bacteria will block off the oil before you can scrub the oil away.

In conclusion, this vitamin is perfect for any woman who would like to improve the appearance of their complexion. Unlike other ingredients, it doesn't irritate, as it is one of the essential molecules for skin health.