A vitamin rich diet not only makes you feel good, it also helps you look good by reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles as well as overall skin aging. From moisturizing to free radical damage and skin rejuvenation, getting ample vitamins both in your diet and as natural ingredients in topical moisturizers is crucial to radiant skin.
Anti Aging Supplements: 4 Skin-Friendly Vitamins That Reduce Wrinkles
1. Vitamin E
Vitamin E protects and rejuvenates aging skin by slowing free radical damage. These free radicals can damage collagen and cause dry skin and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When your skin is exposed to outside factors like the sun, your body produces free radicals or atoms with an uneven number of electrons. These atoms steal electrons from healthy skin cells which in turn, causes aging. Vitamin E is an antioxidant agent that neutralizes the effect of free radicals on your skin.
2. Vitamin B3
Vitamin B3 helps reduce facial redness while increasing the production of fatty acids, an important component of your skin’s protective layer. It also slows the production of pigment in skin cells which minimizes dark spots on face.
3. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that like vitamin E, inhibits the production of free radicals. But not only does it slow production, it can reverse DNA damage. It can even reduce the damage done to the skin due to over exposure of ultraviolet B radiation.
4. Vitamin K
Vitamin K is great for reducing the appearance of dark under eye circles. It’s a fat soluble vitamin that can diminish dark marks under the eye by increasing blood flow to that area. It can even help the skin maintain elasticity, which reduces skin sagging as well as wrinkles.
That all said, I do advise that you check with your doctor before taking any supplements, just to make sure they are right for you!
Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak.