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Beauty Tip: Vitamin C & Beautiful Skin

By New You Editorial
Posted On Apr 23, 2012

The expression “You are what you eat,” is particularly poignant when it comes to the appearance of your skin. What you eat has a big impact on how you look. “Skin health is dependent on the food you intake,” says Dr. Ron Moy, a Beverly Hills dermatologist who also presides over the dermatology wing of the California Health & Longevity Institute. “If you don’t get enough vitamin C your skin connections deteriorate. Vitamin C is really important for collagen production, and collagen production is necessary to have thicker skin.” Thinning skin is one typical sign of getting older, and in order to counteract that tendency you need to consume more foods that are rich in vitamin C, such as broccoli, kiwi or pineapple. “Things high in vitamin C will actually increase the thickness of your skin and increase collagen. That’s important for looking younger,” says Dr. Moy.

Beauty Tip: For thick, attractive skin, make sure to get plenty of vitamin C on a regular basis.