Vitamin C and your skin: Why it is essential for the building and maintaining of collagen

If there is one skin-care product everyone should use, it is vitamin C. L-ascorbic acid is the naturally occurring form of vitamin C — a water soluble vitamin essential for skin integrity.

The absence of vitamin C from the diet can result in scurvy, a disease in which the skin breaks down and wounds don’t heal. This was often the case in long sea voyages and incomplete diets. To prevent scurvy, the British navy stocked the fleet with limes, a citrus fruit rich in vitamin C, and the...

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