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Which Vitamin is Best for Skin Whitening?

Vitamin C for skin

Having The Right Vitamins

It is very essential to take care of the skin as it constitutes an important part of your overall personality as it is the largest organ you are blessed with.

The very step in this direction which even most skincare professional recommends is to limit your exposure to sunlight's harmful UV rays which can cause severe damage to your skin and also wear a trusted sunscreen that can protect you from harmful UV rays when exposed to sunlight.

But do remember it is the sun only that provides your body with your daily needs of essential vitamin D, just a 15-20 minutes daily exposure and that is all for the day.

Vitamin D along with vitamins E, C, and K are best for the health of your skin. 

Getting enough vitamins for your daily skin needs can turn your skin more glowy, healthy, and youthful again. This could also lead you to a reduction in:

  • Dark spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Rough patches
  • Redness
  • Excessive dryness

Many of the essential vitamins now available in the form of supplements have also been included in many of the skincare products to serve you better and instantly.

Let's Have A Look At Some Essential Vitamins 

Vitamin D

Sunlight is the best source for getting your daily needs of vitamin D. When sunlight gets absorbed by your skin it converts your cholesterol into vitamin D.

Then this essential vitamin is taken up by your kidney and liver which is then transported throughout your body to produce healthy skin cells like in your skin where it plays an important role in getting you the best skin tone ever. It also helps in relieving your symptoms of psoriasis.

Calcitriol is a kind of vitamin D that is man-made and is naturally produced in the human body and helps you in treating the condition of psoriasis when applied in the cream form of calcitriol.

Applying calcitriol you can effectively reduce the skin irritation and inflammation associated with psoriasis. 

You can take 10-15 minutes of sun exposure for the daily dose of vitamin D or 600IU per day is the recommended daily intake in supplement form. Some natural sources of vitamin D are salmon, Cod, and Tuna.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is mostly found in the epidermis or dermis that is in the outer and inner layer of your skin.

It has many other benefits which affect your overall health in one or the other way. So let's discuss them.

  • It has antioxidant properties that fight cancer
  • Stimulates the collagen production
  • Possess anti-aging properties
  • Enhance the sunscreen's effectiveness in shielding you from harmful UV rays.
  • Reduce cell damage
  • Have healing properties
  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Used in many skin whitening creams and skin whitening soaps
  • Prevent and repair dry skin

The daily clinically recommended dose for vitamin C is approx 1000mg per day.

To get vitamin C you need to include more citrus food in your diet. Some rich sources of vitamin C are oranges, broccoli, strawberries, spinach, etc.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E  is also an antioxidant like that of vitamin C. The main function of vitamin E in skin care is to protect your skin against harmful UV rays as it absorbs the harmful UV rays from the sunlight when applied to your skin and prevents any sun damage which is called photoprotection, which means when the body is able to minimize the damage caused by UV rays of the sun which in turn reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots.

Naturally, the oil emitted by your skin pores called sebum produces the natural vitamin E. If you have dry skin then vitamin E through sebum will help condition your skin. 

You can now find vitamin E in many skincare products. Preferably you need to have 15 mg of vitamin E daily.

Some other sources to fulfill your daily vitamin E need are:

Seeds like hazelnut, almonds, and sunflower seeds.

You can also have vitamin E supplements or some multivitamin supplement to have your part of vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is known to be the best aid in the body's ability to clot, which helps in healing your bruises, wounds, and other surgical areas.

Vitamin K also helps you in aiding certain skin conditions, which are:

  • Stretch marks
  • Scars
  • Spider veins
  • Stubborn dark circles
  • Dark spots

Nowadays vitamin E can be found in many skincare products even doctors recommend such creams and other products to patients who underwent surgery to reduce the swelling and severe bruising as it helps in skin healing.

Clinical data recommend that the daily need for vitamin K for adults ranges between 90 and 120 ugs.

Some other sources to have your daily need of vitamin K are:

  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Lettuce

Take Away

The market is filled with many multivitamin products but before buying one on your own you must consult your dermatologist for the best vitamin supplement that is best suited to your skin health.

Always read the label of these supplements. Are they fulfilling your daily needs? Are they organic or plant-based?

Also, remember that some part or even the whole part you can be taken from your diet so don't overdo the dosage through supplements.