Vitamin C has been shown to augment the effects of improving skin elasticity and reduction of pigment formation. Since these essential vitamins are generally extremely sensitive to all-pervasive UV-A light, their daily replacement is an essential for healthy skin. The same is true for the other important skin antioxidants that are sensitive to light such as vitamin E and the carotinoids. With the knowledge of the physiological changes that occur following exposure of skin to light, one has the ability to create a physiological treatment to counteract those changes.
The easiest regime would be to replace the vitamins that have been damaged by exposure to light. What people fail to realise is that replacement of lost vitamins should start soon after the first exposure to the sun in order to maintain as youthful and healthy a skin as possible.
Even when photo ageing is advanced, simple daily application of a combination of vitamins A, C, E and beta carotene can make significant changes.
The topical replacement of light sensitive vitamins A, C, E and beta carotene is essential to maintain skin health.
Dr Des Fernandes
Founder of Environ