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Nutrition

Vitamin C and Your Skin

Vitamin C isn't just for warding off colds. It is instrumental to the new cell growth and collagen production of healthy, radiant skin. Ascorbic acid, found in vitamin C, neutralizes the free radical cells and reverses the DNA damage in your skin cells.  This damage comes from years of sun exposure, bad lifestyle habits, and natural aging.  

The ascorbic acid in vitamin C increases cell growth and collagen production, filling in those fine lines that can make you look tired and older than your age. Increasing vitamin C intake can repair damage, leaving you look more vibrant and healthy than ever.

Vitamin C can be taken as a supplement, but it is recommended to also eat foods containing Vitamin C.  Foods such as citrus, bell peppers, collard greens, and tomatoes contain large amounts of vitamin C.  

You can also apply vitamin C topically to your skin.  There are creams on the market that contain ascorbic acid and are meant to be used during the evening because sun exposure can reduce the healing properties of the product.  Like everything, vitamin C should be used in moderation, whether it is taken as a supplement, eaten in foods, or applied topically as a healing cream.

If you have any adverse reactions to vitamin C use, please contact your physician.