Taking vitamin C orally can enhance the effectiveness of sunscreens applied to your skin for protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It can also help fend off the signs of aging because of its vital role in the body’s natural collagen synthesis. It also helps to heal damaged skin, and may reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Vitamin E’s main function in skin care is to protect against sun damage. Vitamin E absorbs the harmful UV light from the sun when applied topically. Photoprotection refers to the body’s ability to minimize the damage caused by UV rays. Topical products that contain both vitamin E and vitamin C have proven to be more effective in photoprotection than those that contain only one of the two. Vitamin E also helps in the treatment of skin inflammation.
Vitamin K can be found in many different topical creams for the skin, and can help treat a variety of skin conditions. Tropical creams with vitamin K can also help treat unsightly skin irritations, such as spider veins, stretch marks, scars, and dark circles under the eyes. However, research on vitamin K’s effects on the skin is more limited than that for vitamins E and C.