Apart from helping keep the cold, and cough, and flu away, Vitamin C also helps in making us look goo—nay better. Look better: healthier hair, stronger nails, glowing skin. Below, we list four benefits that will make you double down on Vitamin C tomorrow.
1. Supple, youthful skin. Vitamin C helps the body reach the full production of collagen. Collagen, of course, is responsible for our skin’s elasticity and strength. A regular intake of Vitamin C means supple skin.
2. Less wrinkles and fine lines. Apart from supple skin, Vitamin C helps reduce the visibility of wrinkles and evidence of dryness. How? By slowing down the skin’s aging process. It reduces the rate of free radicals by helping in the creation of ligaments and scar tissues.
3. Healthier hair (that grows faster). Vitamin C helps in iron absorption, which is the element that keeps hair strong and healthy. Couple that with collagen, which stimulates the hair follicles and you’ve got hair that grows faster.
4. Stronger nails. It fortifies nail beds by strengthening connective tissues. A stronger nailbed, of course, means stronger, more beautiful nails, too.