Having healthy-looking skin is an important part of overall health as well as a confidence-booster. Even if you know that it’s the melanin in your skin that adds to pigmentation, you may not know that this coloration also contributes to the color of your hair. Melanin is also linked to the vitamin levels in your body, so if you have any sort of vitamin deficiency your skin coloration can actually suffer.
In order to keep your body’s vitamin levels adequate, sometimes it’s recommended to take oral supplements. But what happens when oral supplements don’t work? What if they aren’t enough? That’s where vitamin injections come into play. The absorption rate of injections is much higher than its oral counterpart, so it may be your most effective possibility. Bearing that in mind the following are the four top vitamins that prevent skin discoloration and can be supplemented through injection
1. Vitamin B-9
If you’ve never heard of vitamin B-9 then maybe you’ve heard of its other name. Folic acid is important to keep your skin looking healthy and keeping a natural coloration. If you suffer from pale or ashen skin, which is significantly lighter than your norm, you may have folate-deficiency anemia. In other words, you may suffer from a deficiency of vitamin B-9.
In addition to skin coloration, folic acid helps your body produce red blood cells– another important facet of healthy-looking skin. With the production of red blood cells comes the regulation of metabolic rate, so vitamin B-9 contributes to your overall health.
2. Vitamin D
Simply put, the most abundant and readily translatable source of vitamin D is sunlight; so if you want to get your skin to a healthy-looking color, try getting a little sunlight every day. Of course you want to be careful. Too much sunlight and you can cause damage to your skin. Because of this balance, it’s important to carefully monitor the level of vitamin D your body receives. If you’re paler in complexion then it may be necessary to receive vitamin D injections so that you can keep your skin looking healthy without damaging your skin with the sun.
3. Vitamin B-12
In addition to stimulating cell growth in the body, vitamin B-12 can also help your body store and use energy more efficiently throughout the tissues in your body. As a result the energy used by the tissues in your skin help your skin get and maintain a healthy coloration. A lack of B-12 can lead to Pernicious Anemia, which can in turn lead to a lack of skin pigmentation. Be sure to receive balanced levels of vitamin B-12 to avoid these and other problems.
4. Vitamin C
One of the many functions of vitamin C is to help your body produce collagen, which is the material that helps keep your skin, nails, and hair healthy. Additionally it helps maintain healthy bones.
If you suffer from a vitamin C deficiency, you may find that you could contract scurvy, which is a skin condition that can lead to extremely pale skin and plenty of other health issues. For that reason and many others it’s important to maintain healthy levels of vitamin C.
In order to keep your skin healthy in appearance and coloration it’s important to maintain your body’s vitamin levels. Fortunately the most important four vitamins for skin health can be easily supplemented with vitamin injections, found online or in health stores. This may involve overcoming your fears of needles, but injections are best as they can then be directly absorbed into your blood stream. So if you’re looking for a healthier skin you’re just a vitamin supplement injection away from better coloration and a more confident you.
Mae Richardson is health food enthusiast who believes in the power of good nutrition. After struggling with acne for years, Mae witnessed first-hand the power of vitamins in restoring her skin tone and color. When she’s not blogging about skin care, she enjoys painting abstract masterpieces for her friends and family.