Vitamin C and Vitamin E are both antioxidants. You can think of them as your body’s police officers because they stop the bad guys from doing harm. The bad guys are called “free radicals.” Too many free radicals damage your body’s cells and take a toll on your skin, making it look older.
Excess free radicals come from many sources including cigarette smoke, pollution, radiation, pesticides and certain drugs. You can also lose Vitamin C and E naturally with age. Introducing Vitamin C and Vitamin E can help keep those nasty free radicals in check and reverse premature aging. Along with eating foods rich in Vitamins C and E, NY Metro Vein now carries the ZO Skin Health line which feature these powerhouse skin nutrients that will make your skin glow.
Vitamin C and Your Skin
Vitamin C has many age-reversing benefits for your skin, including:
- Making skin look younger, firmer and more hydrated
- Reducing sun damage and discoloration
- Preventing new sun damage
Vitamin E and Your Skin
In addition to all its benefits as an antioxidant, Vitamin E has a special benefit for your skin. It helps your body produce collagen which keeps your skin flexible and resilient. As you get older, your body produces less collagen, and that’s when you start finding wrinkles and fine lines. When you produce more collagen, it’s like turning back the clock on your skin.
Vitamin C and E from Foods
A great way to increase the antioxidants for your skin is to eat more vitamin-rich foods.
Food especially high in Vitamin C include:
- Bell Peppers
- Oranges and other citrus fruits
Foods that are great sources of Vitamin E include:
- Sunflower seeds
- Leafy Greens like spinach, swiss chard, and turnip greens
- Sweet potatoes
Vitamins C and E in Serums and Skin Care Treatments
Another effective way to replenish Vitamin C and E is by applying it directly to the skin. Serums provide a concentrated dose of vitamins that yield noticeable results. These serums can be applied during a HydraFacial to ensure they reach deep within the skin to exfoliate, generate collagen turnover and prevent new sun damage. NY Metro Vein carries a new line called ZO Skin Health which offer brightening and restoring serums. Applying antioxidant-rich serums daily is highly beneficial in conjunction with sunscreen to combat aging.
The Place to Go for Advanced Skin Care in New York
The New York Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center is the place savvy New Yorkers go for luxurious, advanced skin care treatments. We use the latest technology to cleanse your skin, remove impurities from deep within your pores and apply nourishing serums full of rejuvenating vitamins and other healing compounds that your skin will love. Call us at 914-205-6399 or contact us online today to take the first step towards younger looking skin.