Vitamin A and carotenes, vitamin C, and vitamin E can help protect your skin from damage. In addition to taking supplements, you may want to use skin products rich in antioxidants. It’s not just hype; a growing body of studies show that if you apply these nutrients directly to your skin, they penetrate skin layers and help stimulate collagen, slow the progress of wrinkles and fine lines, and reduce discoloration and inflammation.
(Source: Body & Soul magazine, online at www.bodyandsoulmag.com. November/December 2003 issue.)