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What effects do vitamin A and C have on your skin?

Nutrients are essential for the proper functioning of our body. We need vitamins and trace elements so that our immune system is strong, our body can develop - and our skin can help us with this.

Below, share some information about the beneficial effects of two extremely important vitamins on our skin.

The popular vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid

Our skin cells could not exist without it. Vitamin C helps cellular respiration, but also plays a role in the absorption of iron and zinc. Strengthens blood vessels, has an epidermal and regenerating effect. It helps collagen production and strengthens the connective tissue, so it also plays an important role in maintaining the hydration and elasticity of our skin. It is no coincidence that cosmetics also like to use vitamin C: in the case of seborrheic skin, it has a favorable effect on the functioning of the sebaceous glands, and when applied directly to the skin, it has a lightening and pore tightening effect.

The lesser-known but equally important vitamin A, also known as retinol

The supply of vitamin A is essential for the normal growth of our skin cells. This important element also ensures the normal growth of epithelial cells, protects them from drying out and affects their oxygen supply. One of the most important provitamins of vitamin A is β-carotene, which increases the resistance of our skin to external harmful effects, as it has antioxidant, i.e. radical catching, properties. It contributes to the proper functioning of the skin, protects the epidermis, promotes collagen formation and cell renewal. In cosmetics, due to its skin-forming and skin-protecting properties, vitamin A can be used for the care of almost all skin types, and it also speeds up wound healing. It plays an important role in the treatment of seborrhoeic and acne-prone skins in influencing the normal functioning of the sebaceous glands and reducing possible inflammatory processes, but even beyond that it is a real miracle: it is also suitable for the treatment of stratum corneum formation disorders, hair loss, brittle nails, and even inflammations that occur during sunburn!