Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that it is carried to the body's tissues but not stored in the body, unlike fat-soluble vitamins which is stored in the body's fatty tissue. As a result, humans need to obtain vitamin C daily to maintain adequate levels for proper bodily function. Vitamin C has numerous roles within the body and has been linked to various health benefits, one of which include helping to maintain skin health.
Vitamin C helps maintain skin health is by promoting the differentiation of keratinocytes (the major cell type of the epidermis – the outermost of the layers of the skin) and decreasing melanin synthesis, resulting in antioxidant protection against UV-induced photodamage. Antioxidants are compounds that help prevent cell damage caused by free radicals (unstable atoms that can damage cells). They do this by neutralizing the free radicals by sacrificing some of their own electrons (a negatively charged subatomic particle). This process naturally switches off a free radical, breaking a chain reaction that can affect other molecules in the cell as well as other cells within the body. An excess of free radicals within the body can lead to premature aging, and wrinkles.
Vitamin C also assists in collagen production, a vital component of the skin being that it is the main component of the connective tissue, as well as other fibrous tissues such as tendons, ligaments, cornea, cartilage, bones, the gut, and blood vessels. Researchers suggest that wounds, cuts, and grazes may heal quicker in individuals who consume a high amount of vitamin C as a result.
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