Vitamin e or other vitamins?
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Vitamin E is great for hydration, especially on dry/peeling skin etc.
As for anti-aging, Vitamin C takes the cake because it's an antioxidant that encourages the body's healing process so it's anti-aging, heals scar tissues etc.
A lot of anti-aging stuff contain Vitamin C. If your mother have dehydration lines, then certainly Vitamin E will help her.
Does anyone know which vitamins definitely help with anti aging? My mom says vitamin e, just pop open a capsule and rub, but I'm not sure...any thoughts? Anyone take any vitamins for your face?
No no no ! Dont open a capsule and put on your face. Your to take the pills or use other products that contain these vitamins !!! The others I believe have explained it .
When thinking in terms of vitamins for your skin and anti aging think FACE, of course there's not vitamin F at leasr I don't think there is, but any way you are left with A,C, and E. This is actually helpful when choosing skin care and vitamin supplements for your skin.
Great questin! Definately what everyone has already said about vit E and C, but make sure you take them orally too. I saw the most difference in my skin once I had orally taken vit C and vit E for a few weeks. However, do not take vit A as a single supplement orally without advice from your doctor as it is fat-soluble and you can easily develop a toxicity from supplementation. The amount of vit A (most likely in the form of beta carotene) in a multivitamin is fine though.
Speaking of multivitamins, if you are not taking one already, you should start a multivitamin and mineral supplement. Microminerals like selenium, zinc and magnesium are often overlooked and deficiencies can cause our skin to not look the best it can.
Note: I am not a physician, I just speak from lots of research for my own skin and personal experience and I have found that this works very well for me.
Hope this helps, and good luck!
For anti-aging, always keep an ACE up your sleeve...
A- Vitamin A
C- Vitamin C
E- Vitamin E
Vitamin A, or Retinol or Retinol A is an anti-aging power house as it helps to increase cell turnover, help in the regeneration of collagen/elastin, firm/tone/tighten skin, and softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Of course vitamin A can also be known to make skin a little sensistive as it's such a potent ingredient, so more mild forms such as retinol palmitate or retinyl palmitate are more commonly found in skinc are products. If you want heavy hitters, make sure it's not a palmitate in your product. For stronger products, use them at night as it will serve more good while you sleep and your skin can regenerate and you don't want this ingredient making skin sensitive in the day time while it's light out.
Vitamin C, brightens and tones the skin, helps to provide oxidation protection against the sun and free radicals in the atmophere, and is a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C itself is a sensitive ingredient as once exposed to oxygen it begins to break down. Look for products in air tight containers with pumps rather than open jars, this will prolong the life of the product, average life/shelf span for Vitamin C is 3-4 months.
Vitamin E, helps to nourish and condition the skin, it's almost is the buffer out of the three as it helps to soothe, hydrate, and moisturize.
Some great Vitamin A products are Peter Thomas Roth's Reintol Fusion AM/PM serums, Philosophy's Help Me treatment cream (the metal tube also helps prolong the potency of the ingredient), Philosophy's Rentinol Booster Capsules (it has a lower percentage of vitamin A so it's more gentle and can be applied directly onto skin or mixed in with a lotion or other treatment), and Philosophy's Miracle Worker line which has a HPR (high performance retinoid) which is a slower release retinol so it's also more gentle.
I'm in love with Philosophy's Turbo C Booster Powder, you mix it with a lotion or cream, or even a serum for better results, they have their "apple" test on the side of the box and you can even Google it, but it really does help prevent against oxidation effects on skin just as it can prevent the browning of an apple (oxidative damage).
My mother in law is into nutrition, anti aging and healthy stuff...from what I learned... Resveratrol, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. As a precaution, be careful not to take too much vitamin E and try to learn more about these supplements before taking it.