Why The Best Makeup Is Something You’ve Had All Along

Embrace what's good for you.

Looking beautiful really means looking healthy.

Vitamins and minerals are critical to healthy skin, so focusing on good nutrition is the most important way you can address the "problems" people often turn to foundation and fancy creams for. Beauty really is about what's on the inside — and, apparently, about what you put inside your body.

Here are 7 things that vitamins are the absolute best at.

1. Moisturizing.

Vitamin E is your friend here. It's one of the main ingredients in many moisturizers, but can also be found in plant oils, sunflower seeds, and supplements.

2. Keeping sensitive skin happy.

Some makeup might contain chemicals that aren't so great for your skin. If you have sensitive skin, it can be a pain to constantly have to check ingredients and worry if you'll have a reaction. Vitamins might be the better choice to address your concerns — without irritating your skin.

3. Fighting redness.

Vitamin B3, or niacin, can strengthen the skin's resilience to irritants and pollutants, fighting acne, redness, and general inflammation.

4. Brightening eyes.

If you want to look like you got a full night's sleep even when you've been up late saving the world, Vitamin K is your friend. Dark circles are caused by poor blood flow, and Vitamin K helps proteins that regulate blood clotting and circulation. You can also find Vitamin K in leafy greens, meat, and fish.

5. Promoting healthy hair and nails.

Shiny, full hair and strong nails can sometimes feel elusive. We've all probably made a couple poor purchases in search for something to make our hair and nails look like they came straight from the salon. Here's where Vitamin C and Vitamin B7 step in. Vitamin C can help grow fuller hair, fight dandruff, and prevent split ends. Vitamin B7, also called biotin, is great for treating brittle nails.

6. Smoothing out wrinkles.

Vitamin A, found in fish oil supplements, helps prevent wrinkles by improving skin's elasticity and making it more resilient against irritants.

7. Saving lives.

There's one more awesome thing vitamins can do that makeup can't.

When you buy them at Walgreens, you can help change the world. Walgreens has partnered with the charity, Vitamin Angels, to provide vitamins to malnourished children across the globe . Every time you buy vitamins at Walgreens, a portion of the sales is donated to Vitamin Angels.

Go vitamins.