I went on a training course on Monday where evidence was presented about the benefits of certain nutrients.
The strongest evidence was for Vitamin D and Vitamin B3 (also known as niacin, nicotinamide and niacinamide)
Vitamin D has been shown to reduce not only your risk of melanoma but also the most common types of cancer.
The problem is we are all wearing SPF to prevent us from making our own Vitamin D to protect our self from skin cancer !
Vitamin B3 also offer protection for those who are prone to certain skin cancers.
According to a study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology Vitamin B3 also leads to an improvement in the skins barrier function, and an improvement in the skins moisture content. It improves the surface structure, smooths out wrinkles and inhibits photocarcinogenesis.
A 2003 study on 50 women aged 40 to 60 added niacinamide at 5% to a moisturizer and found “significant improvements” to fine lines, wrinkles, hyper pigmentation spots, texture, and red blotchiness.
Vitamin C and A also were mentioned.
It was an eye opener and I am back on my Skinade as it contains everything mentioned in the talk except vitamin D.
I must remember to pick up a vitamin D supplement tomorrow as I intend to continue using my SPF.