Cosmetics can only do so much; it’s really the vitamins and minerals you intake that are important to maintain healthy skin. Getting vitamins that are good for your skin requires improving your diet to include foods rich in vitamins and using products that contain certain vitamins.

Here are some ways you can get essential vitamins to your skin.
Vitamin A
 

Vitamin A

This vitamin is an antioxidant which heals dry and damaged skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Want soft and supple skin? Get the Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Night Crème. This night cream is enriched with vitamin A which will heal your skin during the night and the aloe vera in it will give you glowing skin. Rub the cream into your skin every night before bed.

Vitamin C
 

Vitamin C

Want skin that looks younger and firm? Vitamin C will help you get the skin you dream of. Apart from brightening your skin, this vitamin contains collagen which maintains the elasticity of your skin. Leafy vegetables are a great source for this vitamin, so make sure to incorporate them in your meals. Fruits like kiwi, orange, guava and papaya are rich in vitamin C and make for a great snack or you can have them as a part of your breakfast.

Vitamin D
 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D optimises your immune system and improves skin cell growth, giving you healthy skin. Your body produces this vitamin naturally when exposed to sun. This means sun is the best source for getting this vitamin, but summer sun in India is harsh on your skin which makes getting this vitamin naturally a bit difficult. The alternative is simple: taking foods rich in the vitamin. Milk, eggs, mushrooms, salmon, trout and oysters contain this vitamin. Milk and eggs with your breakfast and mushrooms in your salad are a great way to consume.

Vitamin B3
 

Vitamin B3

Also known as niacin, this vitamin is known to brighten your skin while gradually slowing down its ageing process. Beauty products that contain this vitamin will brighten your skin and give it a glow. The Lakmé Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Day Crème does exactly that. Rich in vitamin B3, this cream will nourish your skin and give you a smooth and flawless complexion too. Massage the cream onto your face and neck after cleansing it to get glowing skin.