DeeDee NelsonNot only is Vitamin C critical for your body by strengthening your immune system, protecting against cardiovascular disease and reducing your risk of stroke, but it also plays an important role in maintaining healthy, resilient skin. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that slows the rate of free-radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage collagen, causing dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles. Not only does Vitamin C neutralize free radicals, it can also reverse DNA damage and help your skin heal itself.

One of the most powerful functions of Vitamin C is its role in the production of collagen, a protein that gives your skin its elasticity. As you age, collagen breaks down and wrinkles begin to form. Stabilizing your skin’s levels of Vitamin C helps to counteract wrinkle formation by increasing collagen production. Young skin is full of Vitamin C, but aging skin naturally loses this nutrient over time. Exposure to UV light, pollution and smoke compound this loss. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can reduce the number of Age Spots, which are essentially sun damage, while reversing age-related damage to the skin.

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The forms of Vitamin C that are proven most stable and effective are ascorbic acid, L-ascorbic acid, ascorbyl palmitate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, retinyl ascorbate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate to ensure that the vitamin penetrates your skin layers. Apply Vitamin C daily, preferable after you have exfoliated. For a super powerful anti-aging punch, combine Vitamin C and Vitamin E together.

THE ABC’S OF SKIN CARE

1.Vitamin A
If your skin has been feeling scaly and dry, then it’s possible that you might be lacking in Vitamin A. Individuals who are suffering from acne are encouraged to take plenty of Vitamin A or apply topical derivatives of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is also a great anti-aging nutrient. It is a great way to keep lines, wrinkles, dull skin and other skin aging symptoms at bay.

2. Vitamin B
Vitamin B1 boosts circulation in the body and gives your skin a healthy glow. Niacin of Vitamin B3 helps your skin receive Oxygen, which helps prevent the development of acne.

3. Vitamin C
As discussed above, Vitamin C is critical for your body and plays an important role in maintaining healthy, resilient skin. It improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin, strengthen skin’s barrier response, reduces inflammation, promotes collagen production, enhances the effectiveness of peels and microdermabrasion, lessens hyperpigmentation and boosts the efficacy of sun screens. Since your body doesn’t store Vitamin C it is necessary to replace it daily.

4. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is an effective antioxidant that helps fight free radicals in your body. Appearance of age spots, wrinkles, stretch marks and lines are reduced by applying Vitamin-E rich products.