Whether or not you believe it, your skin is built to take care of itself. In normal, healthy, youthful skin the process of rejuvenation takes about 28 days for new cells to surface and then another 12 days for the old cells to be naturally exfoliated to make way for the new ones. As we get older and based on our lifestyles and exposure to free radicals, this process slows down. The cells do not regenerate as quickly as they used to and the older ones take even longer to leave. This affects the look and feel of skin negatively.
The skin’s number one enemy is something that we can barely escape – the sun. Sun exposure, minimal or prolonged, causes significant damage. The sun rays can lead to cell damage and cell death and even cancer. Your body also produces a protein called collagen which keeps skin plump and elastic. With time and degeneration, the production of collagen slows down and this can account for the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Sites like http://pureformulas.com/ offer a number of supplements that you can take to help put your best skin forward. Working hand in hand with your doctor and dermatologist, they can outline what are the specific problems your skin is having and what are the root causes. Sometimes the cause of skin that’s less than perfect may be internal as opposed to external, in the form of inherited deficiencies. For example, large pores are something we can thank our parents for. Other skin issues may not be superficial and can speak to more serious goings-on in the body.
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- VITAMIN E: For centuries women have touted the beauty benefits of this wonder vitamin. Both topically and internally it has been proven to moisturize, help skin retain its natural moisture and is excellent against combating the effects of the sun. Naturally occurring in many foods like peanuts, hazel nuts, Brazil nuts and even some cereals, it is easy to eat this one into your diet. Also, topically, most moisturizing face creams have Vitamin E at the top of their ingredient list. To counteract the fact that your diet may be deficient of the vitamin, it is advised that you take a supplement to help.
- VITAMIN C: This vitamin has been proven to digest the free radicals that are guilty of triggering wrinkling, sagging and other skin aging effects. Also very good to note, Vitamin C helps smooth and firm skin up and is excellent at decreasing and fading brown spots and minor superficial skin discoloration. This is a water soluble vitamin, which means it is metabolized and excreted quickly by the body through urination. There are natural plant sources that provide Vitamin C like oranges and other citrus fruits, but if they aren’t a part of your regular diet, you would have depleted resources. A Vitamin C supplement is your best bet to ensure you are getting your recommended daily allowance.
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