Winter has FINALLY come to an end and the sun is s-h-i-n-i-n-g, which makes NOW the perfect time to get back outside and soak up the warmth from the sun.  Although most health professionals will advise you to limit your skin’s exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, sunshine is not all bad when it comes to your skin.  Daily exposure to the sun in small increments (we’re talking just 10-15 minutes) and the application of various topical creams, especially sunscreen, can actually help enhance important vitamins that our bodies need to keep our skin healthy and protected all year long.

How Do Vitamins Help My Skin?

Vitamins D, C, A and K are the most beneficial ones for your skin.  Getting adequate amounts of these vitamins keeps your skin looking fresh and youthful.  Dark spots, redness, bruises, wrinkles, rough patches and excessive dryness can be greatly reduced by making sure you get enough of vitamins D, C, A and K.  While you can take these essential skin vitamins via supplements, they can also be found in many skin care products and skin care spa services.

Let’s learn more about how these four essential vitamins can help you achieve optimal skin health:

Vitamin D

Did you know that vitamin D plays an important role in your skin tone?  When sunlight is absorbed by your skin, vitamin D is made.  This vitamin is taken up by your liver and kidneys to then be transported throughout your body to produce healthy skin cells.  Salmon, tuna and cod naturally contain vitamin D and are good foods (as well as fortified foods, such as cereals, yogurt and orange juice) to consume in order to increase your vitamin D intake.

Vitamin C

When it comes to anti-aging properties, vitamin C is the answer.  Known for collagen production and cancer-fighting properties, vitamin C is a great way to keep your skin healthy and looking vibrant.  Just by eating juicy citrus foods and plant-based sources of vitamin C (such as strawberries, broccoli and spinach – yum!) you can repair and prevent dry skin.  Help boost your collagen production and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by getting vitamin C in your daily diet.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A stimulates fibroblasts which are the cells that keep the developing skin firm and healthy. This vitamin can be found in apricots, mangos, and cantaloupe as well as some types of fish – like salmon. Fight the visible signs of aging with a vitamin A supplement!   

Vitamin K

If you’re prone to bruising easily or have stubborn dark circles under your eyes, you may need some extra vitamin K in your life!  Known to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, scars, spider veins, dark spots and wounds, vitamin K is essential in aiding your body’s process of blood clotting.  Vitamin K can be found in many topical creams aimed at treating various skin conditions, as well as kale, spinach, lettuce, cabbage and green beans.

Rejuvenate Your Tired Winter Skin with a Vitamin YES Facial

Here at Premier Medical Esthetics, we know the importance vital vitamins play in keeping your skin healthy and vibrant.  If your skin is feeling dull and tired after a long winter (and let’s be honest, a long YEAR stuck inside quarantining), let our Vitamin Yes facial brighten your day.  Packed with vitamin C, this facial will provide a collagen boost to your skin and help fight off sources of aging.

When you find yourself searching for a “skin spa near me,” Premier Medical Esthetics in Camp Hill PA will not disappoint.  With a host of skin care services packed with essential vitamins and state-of-the-art laser treatments available, you’ll leave our Harrisburg PA skin care spa feeling rejuvenated, fresh and younger!

Contact us today at (717) 769-1937 to book an appointment today – we look forward to hearing from you soon!