Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, plays a major role in enhancing lightening in skin tone and suppleness. Vitamin C is responsible for production of melanin that results in brighter and lighter skin. Melanin is a pigment that imparts a dark color to the skin. Vitamin C is also required for synthesis of collagen which declines significantly as the skin ages. Collagen helps in keeping the skin strong. Eating foods that are rich in Vitamin C such as citrus fruits and juices, strawberries, sweet peppers, tomatoes, cantaloupe, and green peas will provide a good skin color.
Vitamin A is essential for maintaining a strong and healthy skin. If you feel that your skin is not tight enough, it is due to lack of Vitamin A. The skin is composed of Retinol which is Vitamin A. By eating food that is rich in Vitamin A will help to minimize the effects of sun damage caused to the skin. The foods rich in Vitamin A include milk, oysters, and egg yolks.
It is essential in minimizing exposure of your skin to sunlight and pollution. UVA/UVB rays are harmful to the skin and may slowdown the repair of the damaged skin cells. There are other ways to protect the skin from getting damaged such as applying sunscreen during the exposure of sunlight, wearing a mask at polluted areas, exercising daily and drinking plenty of water will whiten your skin and improve skin complexion.