Vitamin C & E are critical for the skin, as they play a role of antioxidant warriors to maintain healthy glowing skin. Antioxidants are warriors that neutralize the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that damage cells causing premature aging. When the skin is adolescent and youthful it is full of vitamin C but as it ages it loses this vitamin. Free radical like UV light, cigarette smoke, and pollution also contribute to Vitamin C loss and accelerates the signs of aging. Vitamin Cis a smart ingredient because it encourages the production of collagen and can counteract the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, while bringing a bright healthy glow to the skin. In addition, studies have shown that vitamin C can reduce the number of sun damaged cells and help with the treatment of age spots.
As another important antioxidant, vitamin E protects and repairs the skin. A free radical is an atom that loses an electron and becomes uneven, hence unstable. As it tries to stabilize (become even) it will take electrons from healthy cells within the body. This causes a chain reaction that can be damaging to the skin and other organs. Antioxidants like vitamin E, neutralize free radicals and prevent further damage. Vitamin E cannot be produced by the body naturally and is obtain by supplements and/or an enriched diet. Studies have shown that vitamin E can help reduce sun burns from UVB exposure and helps prevent premature aging while protecting cellular DNA.
The smart combination to vitamin C & E will help reverse the hands of time and ensure healthy glowing skin.