Vitamins and water - the best care for beautiful skin


Skin hydration is one of the most important factors for skin care and a flawless complexion. A sufficient supply of fluid and the skin vitamins A, B2, C, biotin and niacin leave our skin looking youthful and firm, keeping it elastic and preventing wrinkles.


Our skin has a lot to do with it. As a planar organ, it forms the outer boundary of the human organism to the outside world and is therefore the most exposed to the environmental influences. Environmental toxins, UV light, free radicals and dry air are bad for her, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption are aggravating added. So it is no wonder when it becomes dry, brittle and flaky. The natural skin aging contributes to the fact that it looks pale and pale and visibly wrinkled. Occupational and family stress, lack of sleep and poor diet are still on the go. Then it's no wonder that friends and colleagues compassionately ask how they are doing.


The structure of the skin depends mainly on the subcutis (subcutis). Much of it is collagen, like most connective tissues. Pure collagen would make the skin very firm and less elastic - similar to elephants. Fortunately, gray and wrinkled, like the pachyderms, is not human. This is because the collagen forms a loose connective tissue in which cutaneous nerves and blood vessels run and the elastin contained as a link provides the necessary elasticity and resilience. In addition, fat cells are stored, through which the skin is padded. Due to hormonal reasons, some are more in the female sex than in the male. Do not swear at any love handles, as a few of them keep the skin smooth and elastic.


Liquid in the form of water also makes the skin elastic. However, the water does not swim freely under the skin, but is attached to the connective tissue. For this purpose, the collagen is equipped with long-chain carbohydrates, which can bind a lot of water. Also, hyaluronic acid plays an important role as a moisture reservoir in our skin. Due to its special chemical structure, hyaluronic acid can bind large amounts of water in our body. From a chemical point of view, hyaluronic acid consists of a chain of sugar molecules. Hyaluronic acid is also known to many people who have dealt with joint health as the main component of synovial fluid. In our skin the water-binding hyaluronic acid serves as a kind of "filler" between the individual cells of our skin and is able to bind large amounts of water. Moisture that our skin needs for a healthy, youthful and firm appearance. Unfortunately, with increasing age, the proportion of hyaluronic acid in the body naturally decreases. The body's own production of hyaluronic acid decreases from around the age of 25, so that our skin loses moisture, which it needs for a wrinkle-free, elastic and firm appearance. So it is not surprising that at the age of 60, we only have about 10% of the initial level of hyaluronic acid.


How can doctors and caregivers easily check if an elderly person is getting enough fluids? With the fingertips, they grasp a skin fold on the back of the hand and observe how elastic the skin reacts and how quickly it smoothes out again. If there are any wrinkles, there is a clear lack of water supply. But even with sufficient fluid, the skin is getting drier and getting smaller wrinkles due to less and less collagen, hyaluronic acid and shortening carbohydrate chains. Therefore, our skin is thankful with age for a little more care and skin hydration.


Two vitamins are responsible for sufficient skin care: vitamin A and niacin, which is often called vitamin B3. Vitamin A is an excellent antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals and thus prevents premature aging of the skin. Niacin is an important component of many coenzymes responsible for the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. By incorporating subcutaneous fatty tissue and binding moisture, it provides a skin that appears elastic and nicely padded. So treat yourself and your skin to an extra dose of vital substances and water - for a beautiful and even complexion.