How to Prevent Wrinkles With Anti Aging Vitamins

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Vitamins are effective in preventing wrinkles.
Vitamins are effective in preventing wrinkles. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Wrinkles are a product of sun damage, free radical damage and gravity. Many wrinkle creams do not deliver the results they promise because they can't penetrate the skin deeply enough to make a difference. In reality, vitamins will produce better results than any wrinkle cream for a fraction of the price. Before spending hundreds of dollars on anti-aging products, try some of the vitamins below in conjunction with a good sunblock.

Things You'll Need

  • Selenium
  • Vitamins E and C
  • Sunblock

Take selenium, an anti-oxidant that helps prevent the effects of aging by protecting the body from free radicals. There has been some published evidence that selenium could reduce incidences of skin cancer, but it has been debated. Selenium helps preserve soft, youthful skin texture. Food-based sources of selenium include garlic, whole grains, seafood such as tuna and eggs with Brazil nuts having the highest concentration of selenium. Consider nutritional supplements containing selenium, as its content of foods can vary widey.

Use vitamin E both topically and internally. Vitamin E is one of the more important anti-aging anti-oxidants. Studies have found that low levels of vitamin E in skin are associated with an increased amount of wrinkling. Apply topically by breaking a liquid vitamin E capsule and applying to the face at night. Follow with a supplement of 400 mg to repair as well as prevent sun damage and make skin smooth and supple.

Take vitamin C. It's the most abundant anti-oxidant found in the skin. Unfortunately, exposure to UV rays and pollution can decrease the amount of vitamin C in the skin by up to 55 percent, making a good case for supplementation. Eat lots of citrus fruits and green vegetable such as broccoli or spinach. In addition, supplement with a chewable vitamin C tablet.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be consistent and plan for the long haul. These vitamins will have to be taken on a regular basis for years to produce optimal results.
  • Use a good UVA/UVB sunscreen --See Resources to an article about how to select a good sunscreen.
  • Expensive wrinkle creams are only good at removing money from your wallet, they do almost nothing for wrinkles. The best anti aging approach is to take the vitamins above combined with Retin-A, glycolic acid, and a good sunblock.

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