We all know that health is closely tied to diet and that physical appearance is a pretty good indicator of health. While you can’t go back to the way you looked when you were 21, there are a few things you can do to slow the aging process. If skin rejuvenation is what you want, then the first area of your life you need to look at is your diet—specifically your vitamin intake.
Take a look at these four important vitamins your skin needs to look its best:
One—if not the—biggest factor affecting the aging rate of your skin is sun damage. Your skin takes a major beating almost every single day. When you go outside in the sun, you’re soaking up harmful UV rays. Once exposed to UV radiation (as well as pollution), your body produces free radicals. While the name sounds liberating, these molecules are anything but free-loving champions of peace. Free radicals, which lack an electron and thus try to steal electrons from other molecules in your body, are harmful at the cellular level.
Enter vitamin C. This bright little antioxidant vitamin packs quite a punch when it comes to rejuvenation. Not only does vitamin C protect your skin from UV radiation, preventing the formation of free radicals—it also improves the production of collagen, which is essential for tight, firm skin.
Vitamin E also helps your body fight against free radicals. Many lotions contain vitamin E because it helps skin retain moisture, making it look plump and full. But it doesn’t just help you at the surface. Vitamin E also helps to boost your immune system. How’s that for rejuvenation?
Dry, cracking skin is a common problem of age. The consequences aren’t just cosmetic, either. Dry skin can be painful, even leading to sores that let in bacteria and viruses.
Niacin, one of the B vitamins, helps to repair scaly skin. Once your skin has returned to its natural glory, niacin also help with exfoliation.
If you want to say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles, you better say hello to vitamin A. That’s because topical solutions containing vitamin A, such as retinol creams, can repair the damage caused by free radicals and oxidation. As an added bonus, vitamin A can also help with those pesky dark circles under your eyes.
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