Can Vitamin C Save Your Skin?
Eating more vitamin-C rich foods may be a secret to smoother skin.vitamin C-rich foods (such as oranges, tomatoes and strawberries) with youthful skin. “Our findings suggest that a higher intake of vitamin C from foods is associated with a lower risk of having wrinkled skin and age-related skin dryness in [middle-aged] women,” says Maeve Cosgrove, Ph.D., who led the research.
Vitamin C’s youthful effects on skin may be due to its antioxidant properties, which help protect against ultraviolet rays, and its role in keeping skin firm via collagen synthesis, say the researchers.
Bottom line: Eating more vitamin-C rich foods, such as oranges, tomatoes, strawberries and broccoli, may be a secret to smoother skin.