The end of the semester is within view, but we still have a few weeks to go before we can throw our lectures notes in the fireplace and just kick back while listening to the embers crackle. The last few weeks of every semester are always plagued with term papers, projects, and finals. We try to avoid it, but the late nights spent studying are inevitable. These sleepless nights are bound to take a huge toll on your skin. Although your mind will be fried, here are some vitamins to keep your skin looking at its best.
Vitamin A is associated with fortifying bone cells, which are important for the health of your hair and skin. Course, dry, blemished, and itchy skin can be traced back to low levels of vitamin A in the body. The consumption of liver, carrots, and sweet potatoes, foods that are rich in vitamin A, can prevent these problems from developing. Vitamin A is also found in topical forms, such as lotions and night creams. It protects your skin from premature aging. As college students, we don’t want to roll into class looking like we’re fifty.
Niacin, also known as Vitamin B3, can hydrate your skin and reduce redness. Inadequate amounts of B3 in the body can result in dry or scaly skin, possibly even dermatitis. Vitamin B3 can be found in under the name “niacinamide” in lotions, creams, and serums and in foods, such as fish and peanuts. The dry, winter air can really draw out the moisture from your face, so don’t be remiss about getting enough B3.
Vitamin C is the master of aging prevention. It plays a major role in collagen production. Below the epidermis, collagen has the task of preventing the skin from sagging. A vitamin C deficiency will produce coarse skin and will prolong the amount of time it takes for wounds to heal. Many fruits, especially citrus fruits, are packed with vitamin C. Having wrinkles when you’re in your twenties doesn’t sound appeal at all.
The vitamin that is often associated with skin health is vitamin E. This vitamin aids in evening out your skin tone and softening the texture of your skin. Color discoloration is common for people, who aren’t getting enough vitamin E. Many topicals designed for skin health contain vitamin E. Seafood, nuts, and seeds are also full of it. Vitamin E will keep your skin healthy and radiant.
We all know that the end of the semester is a very stressful time, but your health should always come before your studies. Taking your vitamins will take your skin to new heights, but don’t forget about the basics: getting sufficient amounts of sleep, eating well, and drinking water. When the last week comes, you’ll be rolling into your finals with the freshest face.