When you want to fight skin aging, you just need to memorize the first 5 letters of the alphabet.
The Alphabet of Anti-aging
A is for Vitamin A
Vitamin A is an anti-aging powerhouse. It is responsible for building and repairing collagen and elastin, which are responsible for the skin’s firmness, elasticity, and structure. Vitamin A also helps in keeping your skin protected thanks to its anti-oxidative properties. Free radicals can form from sun exposure, stress, pollution and many other factors. When the level of free radicals in your body reaches critical level, they start wreaking havoc, damaging cells including skin cells. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals before they start doing damage. So if you want to keep wearing a youthful skin, use a Vitamin A-rich skin care product and make sure that you boost your Vitamin A intake by eating a balanced diet packed with leafy greens and other colorful vegetables, fruits, as well as lean proteins.
B is for Beauty Sleep
One of the most potent anti-aging weapons is absolutely free! Wondering what it is? Sleep! Yes, you are reading this right. Sleep actually plays a crucial role in keeping the skin looking and feeling youthful. Depriving your body of sleep drives it to release more cortisol and cortisol is a stress hormone that breaks down collagen. Lack of sleep also makes the body produce less human growth hormone (HGH). During your night sleep, it is HGH that repairs tissue and restores skin cells that have been damaged during the day. So forget about pulling an all-nighter or staying up too late.
C is for Vitamin C
Another important nutrient that you should include in your anti-aging arsenal is Vitamin C. Every single day, the sun, environmental pollutants and a multitude of damaging gunk batters the skin causing uneven skin texture, wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, as well as dryness. Vitamin C aids in reversing free-radical damage and boosts your body’s production of collagen. It is best to have daytime serums for your skin that contains Vitamin C plus make sure that your diet provides you with the maximum recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C intake which is 90 milligrams.
D is for Vitamin D
Our natural source of Vitamin D is the sun. But exposing your skin under the sun for too long or at its strongest hours will bring more harm to your skin than good. But here’s the thing. There are other sources of Vitamin D such as fish, dairy, mushrooms, and fortified cereals. How does Vitamin D help keep the skin youthful? Vitamin D aids in calcium absorption which in turn results to healthy cell turnover.
E is for Vitamin E
Vitamin E is one of the most potent antioxidants that we know of. It protects the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals and helps reverse free-radical damage sustained by the skin. It also promotes healthy cell turnover and hastens the skin’s repair and renewal processes.
Remember the ABC, D and E of anti-aging to keep your skin looking beautiful, healthy, and youthful!
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