Essential Vitamins For The Skin

Healthy Diet = Healthy Skin. Here is a guide to the vitamins required for healthy skin and how you can include these vitamins in your plant based diet. These vitamins and minerals are crucial for the proper formation and function of skin cells, and are beneficial in treating conditions such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea, and may even prevent sun damage and wrinkles. Many of my patients have experienced significant improvements in their skin health when addressing the nutrient quality of their daily diet.

  • Vitamin A – A rich antioxidant found in many yellow fruits and vegetables. It helps repair damaged skin and is anti-aging. Vegetable sources : carrots, butternut squash, sweet potato, spinach, leafy greens, pumpkin, kale. Fruit sources : cantaloupe melon, mango, peace, apricots.
  • Vitamin C – Providing antioxidant properties, Vitamin C is anti-aging and maintain collagen levels in the skin. It is an anti-inflammatory. Vegetable sources : peppers, watercress, cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, cauliflower, leafy greens. Fruit sources : strawberries, papaya, oranges, lemon and mango.
  • Vitamin D – Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D regulates our absorption of calcium. Sunlight is the main source of Vitamin D. There are a few plant sources too, such as flax seeds, sunflower seeds, spirulina, mushrooms.
  • Vitamin E – An antioxidant that helps damaged skin by tightening free radicals. It is anti aging. Vegetable sources : dark leafy greens, spinach, kale, chard. Fruit sources : avocado, kiwi fruit. Nuts and seeds : sunflower seeds, almonds.
  • Vitamin B – B complex are necessary for healthy skin and hair. Know more about them here.

So which of these vitamins are you already including in your diet?

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Efrona Mor says:

    Nice article. My son asked me the other day why his hair is so nice! funny question from a 15-year-old boy! But I laughed and told him it was nutrition, health, the balance of vitamins and minerals, the fact he’s eaten well from birth was essential. He does have amazing hair and he gets everything on your list!

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    1. GS says:

      Excellent. Thank you for being a wonderful mother and taking care of his nutrition.


  2. Thank you for this information. You seem to post timely articles for me. Thank you for all the work you do to prepare these posts. Blessings💖🙏

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Thank you Suzette. I am glad you are liking the posts.


      1. You are most welcome. Thanks again 🙏😊

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  3. All of the above 😊

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    1. GS says:

      You Must have Super Skin…Yassss


  4. gpavants says:

    Hi Garima,

    My daughter loved this one.



    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Glad she liked it Gary.


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