Support The Skin With B Vitamins

November 30th, 2020

The benefits of Vit B and the two-tiered approach - internally and externally

Improving your wellbeing by optimising the use of supplements and topical skincare will help prevent biological ageing. Providing your skin with the essential B vitamins and nutrients it requires cannot always be achieved by a nutritionally balanced diet but cohesively supplementing your diet and topically applying B vitamins as active ingredients can. B Vitamins are overshadowed by the big vitamin C and A, now it’s time to sing the praises of these fantastic B vitamins and the benefits they have for your skin.

Vitamin B are water soluble molecules and we need them! they help with cell metabolism, energy levels, normal functioning of the central nervous system and the formation of red blood cells.


A whistle-stop tour of the big eight and the benefits they individually have to skin. The foods to eat to help supplement and prevent premature ageing of the skin.

*listed is the RDA for females.


B1- (Thiamine)

Daily requirement – 0.8mg

Deficient in B1 can lead to hyper sensitivity and sensitivity to external aggressors.

B1 rich foods include peas and spinach 


B2 (Riboflavin)

Daily requirement – 1.1mg

Deficiency in B2 can lead to dry cracked lips and in some cases acne breakouts, the B2 will help with cellular renewal speeding up cell turnover helping prevent breakouts.

B2 rich foods include fish, dark meat, breads and mushrooms


B3 - (Niacin)

Daily requirement- 13mg

Can improve skin conditions such as Rosacea, acne, eczema, pigmentation and dry skin. Vitamin B  helps the restoration of the skin, with multiple benefits for maintaining its youthfulness. Improves the appearance of dilated pores, offers homogeneity and shine to the skin and fights fine lines. It is equally beneficial and effective for mature and tired skin, as well as for acne and rosacea. B3 improves the surface function, preventing water loss and proven to help assist in the production of ceremide’s and fatty acids the two main components of the skins natural moisturising factor. B3 is in skincare as niacinamide.

B3 rich foods include Tuna, oatmeal and peanuts


B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 

Daily requirement – 13mg

Improves the appearance and complexion of the skin helping to retain water, helping to regulate oil production reducing breakouts. You will see the ingredient on skin care labels as panthenol and this is great for hydration and barrier function.

B5 rich foods include salmon, tomatoes, lentils, liver 


B6 (Pyridoxine)

Daily requirement – 1.2 mg

Helps to improve the growth of the skin cells offering valuable aid in nourishing and synthesising ceramides for skin function, B6 is required by the body for cell metabolism and metabolism of protein.

B6 rich foods include chicken, starchy vegetables and sunflower seeds


B7 (Biotin)

Daily requirement - 30-50 microgram

Gives strength to the skin aiding in healthy growth and cell repair.

B7 rich foods include salmon, avocados, sweet potato and seeds


B9 (Folic Acid)

Daily requirement - 0.2mg

Great for tissue repair and cell production. Perfect ingredient to use after chemical peeling and micro needling treatments

Vitamin B9, reduces wrinkles through cell growth stimulation, prevents UV-induced damage, provides anti-allergy action, moisturises and reduces pimples.

B9 rich foods include lentils, citrus fruits and cauliflower


B12 (Cobalamin)

Daily requirement - 1.5-2.4 micrograms 

Regulates the production of pigment in the skin reducing pigmentation.

B12 rich foods include beef, sardines and eggs 

Fortified cereals are another source of B12 as plant-based foods generally are not a source of B12


The fabulous skincare range from Juliette Armand has the all-important ingredients we need and these two serums packed full of active ingredients don’t disappoint these are two of my personal favourite’s serums, these will combat skin conditions and promote a healthy skin and complexion.

Folic Acid B9 serum £32.00

Improves skin imperfections by protecting it from ultra violet radiation, stimulates cell growth and moisturises and creates an anti-histamine action.

Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) 3%


Vitamins complex serum £32.00

Soothing serum enhanced with B complex vitamins for irritated and sensitive skin. It moisturizes and relieves the skin from irritation and erythema. Ideal for skins with dermatitis and spider veins.

B complex is when all the big 8 are included within the product.

Key Ingredients: Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.5%, Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) 1%, Multi B Complex (B1-B2-B3-B5-B12) 2%

If you want to help your skin have a healthy natural glow ensure you include vitamin B’s in your skincare and diet every day.

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Support The Skin With B Vitamins