• We need a minimum of 400 IU of vitamin D per day. even on sunny days in winter, we don’t get enough UVB to make vitamin D. Vitamin D & A work together making our Vitamin A skin cell receptors stronger so it performs better. Lack of Vitamin D contributes to inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema
  • There are 24 different B vitamins. B12 and B9 help create new red blood cells, B3 (topically) reduces pigmentation, B5 is a humectant and emollient – i.e. soothes & hydrates the skin
  • Vit C plays many roles, including our immunity, so the body uses more in colder weather. It’s essential for collagen production and is a powerful antioxidant. As vitamin C has diverse roles within the body, the skin is the last in the line to get any from our food intake. The body can’t make vitamin C, we must ingest it – citrus fruits, broccoli, and berries. The Acerola berry contains  50-100 times more than oranges and lemons
  • Vit E another antioxidant when combined with other nutrients, helps dryness, vitamin C it soothes acne, with vitamin D helps eczema. So winter time skin troubles often need more vitamin E
  • Zinc is a co-factor and antioxidant (i.e. works with other elements) for over 300 enzymes in the body.  Also, involved in collagen production, immunity, protein synthesis, and immunity. Very useful for breakouts, maskne, because it is an anti-inflammatory and speeds up wound healing. It’s also critical for healthy skin cell membranes and cell division.
  • The Advanced Nutrition Programme have lots of options and combinations to support skin health with skin specific supplements