Anti aging treatments may be complemented with appropriate supplements
While most people take vitamins and antioxidants to support health and vitality, the fact is that this habit may also make your skin healthier. A vitamin is an organic component of food that is important for growth and nutrition. An antioxidant is a supplement that lowers damage to your cells from oxygen, such as the damage from free radicals.
Free radicals are the by-products of numerous factors we are exposed to in our daily lives. The damage they cause to our skin increases as we age. Pollution, cigarette smoke, herbicides, fried foods, and even our own metabolisms can cause free radicals.
Some of the supplements that may support healthy, youthful skin include:
- Vitamin A – This is also known as retinol. Vitamin A is vital to cell growth. It is often available in a topical cream.
- Coenzyme Q10 – Also known as CoQ10, acts as an antioxidant.
- Vitamin C – Besides helping to fight the common cold, Vitamin C helps your tissues grow and repair themselves. It is also known as ascorbic acid.
- Vitamin E – This helps your body control retinol levels and aids in repair.
- Selenium – This is a mineral that could help protect your skin from sun damage.
Your skin is exposed to the risks of different free radicals every day. The more damage that occurs, the older the skin will appear. Supplementing the nutrients and the antioxidants your body already has will help you fight the effects of sun exposure, age, stress, and free radicals and help keep you looking your best.
Many anti aging products, supplements and treatments are available to rejuvenate and support healthy skin. Your healthy diet and skin care regime can be nicely complemented by professional anti-aging treatments such as Botox, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers. The experienced staff in our Houston dermatology practice is happy to help you find solutions to your skin concerns. Contact us for your consultation today.Back to Aging Skin and Wrinkles Page