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Take Your Vitamins!

The moment we hear the two words “vitamin” and “skin” together most people immediately think of Vitamin E.  Moisturizers, conditioners, even dog shampoo is marketed as having Vitamin E for healthy skin and hair. But Vitamin E is only one of the vitamins that are needed for healthy, beautiful skin.

The vitamin you take to avoid the common cold is also considered a powerful ally of your skin because it aids in building collagen and is a strong anti-oxidant.  Vitamin C is found in abundance in fruit like oranges and mangoes and is one of the most popular vitamins to take.  Working from within to keep you healthy and your skin vibrant and beautiful, Vitamin C should be an every day supplement in most women’s diets.  Naturally, discuss any supplement decision with your health care provider.

You get an A if you knew that Vitamin A is another vitamin that is absolutely wonderful for your skin.  Topically applied it plays a measurable role in reducing uneven skin coloration and penetrates the skin to perform its anti-oxidant duties.  Any woman who is concerned about the discoloration and fine wrinkles that occur with age would do well to consider a skin care product that includes Retinol.  Retinol is the active form of Vitamin A and it stimulates the production of collagen and new skin cells.

When combined in a formula with Jojoba, Apricot Kernel Oil, and Hyaluronic Acid, it is effective at rejuvenating facial skin cells; with regular use your skin can look radiant and wrinkle-free. ReNew Youth provides the maximum amount of retinol available over the counter for maximum effectiveness.  Using anti-wrinkle cream ReNew Youth may be the best decision you ever made for your skin.  And, you can use ReNew Youth with confidence knowing that it is paraben-free, not tested on animals and comes with a money back guarantee!


What antioxidants are the best for your skin?

Fighting free radicals is important. What are free radicals? These are molecules looking for another molecule to combine with or “oxidate.” The problem is that they typically oxidize good, healthy cells in our bodies.

Free radicals are typically sourced from environmental pollution, cigarette smoke, alcohol, and stress. They can damage the body’s cells and tissues to the point that they can contribute to many diseases, including cancer, and at a minimum, can accelerate the aging process – including your skin.

Your diet is the best source of antioxidants. The most effective free radical scavenging ingredient is proanthocyanidin, commonly found in grape seeds, grape skin, and pine bark (pycnogenol). Other effective antioxidants include Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.

Based on research by Debasis Bagchi, PhD, of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, other effective antioxidants include natural beta-carotene, astaxanthin (from certain seafood), Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.  The importance of natural beta carotene was demonstrated by the fact that the carrot-derived version was twice as potent as synthetic beta-carotene found in pill form.

How do antioxidants help keep our skin looking young and healthy? By protecting both collagen and elastin, two components of the connective tissue in our skin. It is this connective tissue that gives skin its firmness and support – without which, wrinkles and lines appear.