Skin Superfood: Vitamin C

Vitamin C: essential antioxidants

ESSENTIAL ANTIOXIDANTS

The antioxidant properties of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and its role in collagen synthesis make vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health. Vitamin C is a normal skin constituent. Aging, however, as well as exposure to UV lights and pollutants, lower vitamin C content in both the epidermis and dermis.

SKIN NUTRITION BENEFITS

Vitamin C is not only a potent bioavailable antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals in the skin, it is essential for collagen production and skin regeneration. Stable collagen production fights wrinkles, and ensures evenness in the skin’s tone and texture.

DIETARY BENEFITS

Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in our body and because the body does not store Vitamin C in its tissues, we need to consume it on a regular basis. Skip the supplements. You can get the recommended amount of Vitamin C by incorporating those foods in your diet. Citrus fruits like oranges or grapefruit, as well as red and green pepper and kiwi fruit contain a huge amount of Vitamin C. Try also broccoli, strawberries, cantaloupes, baked potatoes and tomatoes.