What Vitamins Are Good for Wrinkles?

Author: Richard Horgan

The vitamins that are good for wrinkles are A, E, and C.

Wrinkle treatment can be as easy as A, E, and C. Vitamins, that is. All three of these common compound vitamins have been found to be effective as a method of prevention for wrinkles.

Vitamin A

Because exposure to the sun is the number one preventable cause of wrinkles, it makes sense that remedying the associated vitamin deficiency is a wise way to combat wrinkling. The sun's UVA and UVB rays lead to a deficiency of Vitamin A, so products such as Tretinoin and Tazarotene can mitigate and repair the damage.

Commercially, Tretinoin is known as Retin-A under brand names such as Differin, Renova, and Avita. These products stimulate the production of collagen and have been found to reduce wrinkles. These creams and lotions can be applied as needed to the face, neck, chest, hands and forearms, usually twice a week. Retinol has been found to have fewer side effects than Tretinoin, but over-the-counter versions of these medication are not regulated by the FDA.

There are an endless number of skin products derived from vitamin C, E, D, and even K. The great advantage is that the scientific benefits of each vitamin for wrinkles have been heavily researched.

Vitamins C and E

Studies have shown that Vitamin C can reduce skin swelling and boost immunity components to protect the human skin from sunlight. There is also some indication that this vitamin also promotes collagen production. Taken in combination with madecassoside, Vitamin C can greatly impact skin roughness, firmness, and wrinkles.

Vitamin E, especially alpha tocopherol cream, also smooths out roughness and facial lines, as well as wrinkle depth. Other positive scientific data has been linked in this regard to niacinamide, green and black tea, aloe, ginger, grade seed extract, and coral extract.

There are an endless number of skin products derived from vitamin C, E, D, and even K. The great advantage is that the scientific benefits of each vitamin for wrinkles have been heavily researched. So it becomes a matter of how much is present in each skin product or compound; how expensive the product is in relation to those quantities; and how a person reacts individually to the particular smell, texture and such of a particular product.

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Works Cited

University of Maryland Medical Center
"Skin Wrinkles and Blemishes"
http://www.umm.edu

The Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong
"Topical Vitamins for the Skin"
http://www.fmshk.org









Expert Opinion 

Quote: "I would also strongly suggest taking nutritional supplements in the form of capsules that are powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories such as vitamins C, E, alpha-lipoic acid, and coenzyme Q-10, as this will also help to repair your skin. Finally, I would also recommend applying lotions with powerful antioxidants in them such as alpha-lipoic acid, vitamin E, vitamin C ester, or DMAE."
 

Source: Dr. Nicholas Pericone WebMD Live Events Transcript .

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