The Essential Vitamin Guide for Women

We all have medicine cabinets, what are in them can vary. But do you really know what vitamins you should be taking? What they do? Do you remember to take them? Thank goodness for alarms or some days I would certainly forget to take mine! Remember, you can also get your essential vitamins for your skin through creams and potions. 

Vitamin A is a form of retinol or retinyl palmitate. They're both considered antioxidants, but retinol is the more potent form of the two. These two ingredients help to stimulate collagen and fibroblast production, which tricks your skin to look and act young. It's the perfect anti-ager so be sure not to skip this one! 

Vitamin B3 hydrates and decreases redness in your skin. It boosts production of ceramide and strengthens the skin's barrier function which is a major key in locking in that important moisture and kicking the pollutants to the street. It also helps even out your skin tone.   

Vitamin C is a known brightener for your skin. You should use it everyday! It's highly effective at helping say goodbye to wrinkles and general aging. 

Vitamin E is reperative and hydrating. It's an antioxidant that reduces free radicals and helps strengthen the moisture barrier, and you can find this miracle vitamin in treatments for stretch marks and scars. 

Fish oil is one of those amazing things that can heal you from the inside out. It can reduce aging, improve fat burning, boosts brain power and memory, not to mention it makes you glow from the inside out. I would recommend a fish oil pill rather than the liquid. 

Evening primrose oil is one of those vitamins every single woman should have in their medicine cabinet. It relives the discomfort of menstrual cramps, helps treat acne, nourishes nails and hair, it counters female infertility and can help ease joint pain. 

Biotin is a form of vitamin b. Biotin can strengthen hair and nails, improves the health of your skin, aids in weights loss, lowers cholesterol, and can help boost your hair growth! 

Vitamin D is one of those things I have to take every day. I can't skip out on it! Especially in the Winter months. It helps improve my overall mood since I don't get much sun with my skin condition (vitilago). This vitamin is also known as the sunshine vitamin. Did you know that vitamin D actually affects as many as 2,000 genes in your body? It helps with immune support and improves muscle function. It can also help keep off those winter pounds. 

 Choose wisely when you're taking vitamins! There are many choices at the store, and they're not all made equally. Do your research, and be smart. 

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