Three of the most effective ways to protect your skin from damage are by protecting it against the sun’s dangerous rays, not smoking, and eating a healthy diet. However, you can also enhance the quality of your skin by incorporating certain vitamins and antioxidants into your skin care routine. These natural skin supplements help fight signs of aging from within by targeting the causes of aging in the body.
- Vitamins E and C
While wearing sunscreen is critical to protecting your skin, research has shown that vitamins E and C can also help shield the skin against sun damage. The antioxidants in these vitamins can actually speed up the skin’s natural healing system, preventing further damage and sometimes reversing skin discoloration and wrinkles. To enjoy the full effects of these antioxidants, you should take supplements each day.
- Coenzyme Q10
Use of the antioxidant coenzyme Q10 can also help protect your skin cells. According to WebMD, applying coenzyme Q10 to the skin helped individuals minimize the appearance of wrinkles. The majority of studies that have tested the effects of coenzyme Q10 have used a concentration of only 0.3%.
- Alpha-lipoic Acid
Alpha-lipoic acid is another antioxidant that can be applied to the skin as a cream, and can help protect the skin from sun damage. Using creams with a 3% to 5% concentration of the acid, individuals have applied this substance initially every other day and slowly built up to applying it each day.
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