Vitamin B for Skin


The importance of vitamin B is cultivating new roles in the world of beauty.

There are eight B vitamins in vitamin B complex as well as several related substances.  The eight vitamins are thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6), cobalamine (B12), folic acid, pantothenic acid and biotin. 

Signs of vitamin B6 deficiency include dermatitis (skin inflammation), glossitis (a sore tongue), depression, confusion, and convulsions.

Role of Vitamin B for Skin

Vitamin B help to maintain healthy skin tone - also helpful in relieving anxiety and stress. Vitamin B helps in fighting with acne. Vitamin B is vital for healthy skin by improving circulation and metabolism. Thiamine (Vitamin B1) acts as an antioxidant ridding your body of toxins. It enhances circulation and assists in proper digestion. Recommended dosage to fight acne: 100 mg 3 times daily.

Vitamin B is important in the functioning of your immune system and your antibody production. B2 (riboflavin) – needed for converting proteins, fats and carbohydrates into energy; necessary for healthy skin and eyes. A deficiency of riboflavin can cause skin disorders. B3 (niacin) – needed for release of energy from food; maintains health of skin, Biotin – involved in carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. Required for healthy skin and hair. Niacinamide, another byproduct of vitamin B, serves as an effective skin-lightening agent.

Topical B6 creams are used to this day in treatment of skin inflammation, particularly in relationship to symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis. B-5, or pantotheic acid, helps in the functioning of the adrenal gland and thus balances hormonal activity, which makes it beneficial in acne treatment.

Vitamin B and skin diseases

Pellagra is a life threatening skin disease characterized by dementia, diarrhea, and dermatitis that results from a niacin (B vitamin) deficiency.


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