Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Vitamin C - The Must Have Beauty Solution to Scars, Aging Skin and Pigmentation

Vitamin C plays an important role in the health and beauty of your skin. It inhibits the production of melanin (the pigment that gives the skin it's dark colour), revealing a lighter and brighter complexion.

Other than that, Vitamin C is required for collagen synthesis, which decreases as we age. Applying skin-care products that contain it can greatly enhance the amount of it available in our skin for better collagen production. This results in more youthful and hydrated looking skin.

Vitamin E, an important antioxidant which suppresses free radicals, needs the help of vitamin C to regenerate as it enables vitamin E to provide sustained antioxidant protection in the skin's elastin fibers.

Vitamin C can also prevent scarring and aid in speedy recovery of skin injuries. If your body lacks it, you may find that wounds take a long time to heal and leave a scar when they do. Rose Hip Oil is great for healing scars as it is a rich source of vitamin C.

Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit and can also be found in tomatoes, broccoli and spinach. See how important your fruits and vegetables are? If you feel that you are unable to get enough of the vitamin from the food you eat, there are always supplements available in pharmacies. Be sure to drink plenty of water as it is water soluble and thus needs water for it to be able to dissolve and be transported around the body. Sufficient water will also ensure that excess vitamins are flushed out of the system.

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