Stock up on vitamin D this winter for flawless holiday skin

Even when the sun isn’t shining, there’s still a way to dose up on the vitamins your skin needs.

Feel like you haven’t seen the sun in months? Those dark mornings, early nights and grey weather can really get you down. As well as putting a damper on your mood, you’re also missing out on vitamin D. Studies suggest half the world’s population are suffering from a deficiency in vitamin D , which along with other nutrients is essential to helping skin stay healthy. Vitamin D boosts skin’s elasticity, stimulates collagen production, creates glow, reduces fine lines and minimizes acne.

Why you’re low on vitamin D during the winter

Most of our bodies source of vitamin D is created through skin synthesization, when it is exposed to UV light. This process happens quickly during summer, but winter is a different story. That’s because whilst UVA rays are present all year round, UVB rays are significantly reduced in winter, and it’s UVB that your body uses to make vitamin D. You may wish to speak to a healthcare professional about taking vitamin D supplements to make up for the lack of sunlight.

How to get the vitamins you need during winter

We all know that healthy bodies take nutrition from food, but there are other ways to boost your skin’s vitamin levels, for a healthier appearance. Vitamin D isn’t the only one you need this winter either. As the benefits of a wide range of vitamins are well documented, you’ll find many skincare products contain them.

Vitamin E helps to nourish your skin with its antioxidant properties, which can counteract drier skin that often comes with the season. Find its hydrating benefits in protective moisturizers like Aquasource SPF15 , which simultaneously shields skin from UV damage and city pollution.

Vitamin B3 can do a lot for your skin by working to reduce wrinkles, uneven skin tone and heal acne. This multi-tasking vitamin is used within Aquasource Total Eye Revitalizer to fight dark circles, whilst caffeine gets to work on bags and blurring polymers smooth dehydration lines.

Life Plankton is one of Biotherm’s star ingredients, thanks to the renewing properties of this living microorganism that originates from the waters of the Pyrenees Mountains. It contains an impressive 35 nutrients, including vitamins, proteins, amino acids, glucids, lipids and more, to help revive the skin’s vital functions.

To experience Life Plankton at its most concentrated level, add a step zero to your beauty routine this winter with Life Plankton Essence . You’ll also find a targeted dose in the form of Aquasource Deep Serum . It delivers high levels of Life Plankton, alongside the hydrating power of Mannose, in a skin penetrating formula.

Make your moisturizer even more nutritious by opting for Aquasource Gel . This skin plumping hydrator not only offers 48 hours continuous moisture, it’s also charged in Life Plankton, for an extra radiant look. Lastly, let Life Plankton soothe and repair through Life Plankton Mask , for powered-up recovery at its most concentrated level in a leave-on mask.

There’s no need to mourn the loss of vitamins this winter when you can still feed your skin all the goodness it needs.

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