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Vitamin B

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Scientific Name: {Folic acid}
Common Name: {Vitamin B}

Vitamin B is a powerful antioxidant. It is necessary for healthy skin and bodies. It is a vital nutrient that skin cells need to stay strong, healthy, and resilient. When a person is lacking Vitamin B, their energy levels tend to be low and quickly develop skin conditions. There are many different kinds of Vitamin B. Each with their specific function and none of which are produced by the body naturally.

This means that to reap the benefits of this ingredient, you must apply it directly to the skin or eat a diet that is nutrient-dense. B1, B3, B4, B5, B6, B9, and B12 are the most common.

Foods Rich in B Vitamins

B1 or Thiamin supports nerve function, metabolize fats and proteins
  • Acorn
  • Ham
  • Spinach
  • Soy Milk
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
B3 or Niacin, best used for calming redness in the face.
  • Fish
  • Mushrooms
  • Peanuts
  • Potato
  • Poultry
  • Tomatoes
B4 or Choline, known for brain function.
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Honey
B5 or Pantothenic Acid for healthy skin and hair.
  • Avocado
  • Mushrooms
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tuna
B6 or Pyridoxine, brain health, and antibody protection.
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Spinach
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Tuna
B9 or Folate, best known for healthy brain development.
  • Avocado
  • Beans
  • Bread
  • Broccoli
  • Green Peas
  • Liver
  • Spinach
  • Wheat Germ
B12 or Cobalamin helps our body fuel and energy.
  • Clams
  • Eggs
  • Liver
  • Meat
As an antioxidant, vitamin B helps to block the harm that free radicals are known to do to the skin. Not only do free radicals wreak havoc the underlying layers of skin, but they also cause serious harm to the upper levels of the skin, intensifying the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The loss of collagen and elasticity below the surface of the skin is often responsible for the sallow and sunken look. Especially as we mature, as these free radicals break down the support structures that keep skin looking full and healthy.

On the surface of the skin, free radicals can cause our complexion to look dull and gray. Using an application of Vitamin B helps not only to fight the appearance of wrinkles. The B Vitamins protect your skin from premature aging, antioxidants neutralize free radicals and get rid of them.

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. This vitamin is the best for women who have chronic skin problems. Conditions including rosacea and acne, as it helps to soothe irritation and make sure that the proper nutrients are available for your complexion to restore itself.

Vitamin B works to keep skin clear by helping the skin retain its moisture. This means that 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. 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.

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.
Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10540892
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/article-abstract/521755
https://www.tricitymed.org/2018/08/b-vitamins-secret-good-skin-health/

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