More than Skin Deep Goodness
Lutein, a nutrient known to be involved in eye health, has now been found to also play a role in the health of the skin. Reporting at the Beyond Beauty Conference in Paris, lead researcher Professor Pierfrancesco Morganti, professor of applied cosmetic dermatology at the University of Naples, Italy, explained that either oral or topical lutein improves skin hydration, elasticity and lipid content.
Although lutein has been extensively investigated for its potential role in guarding against age-related macular degeneration, some earlier studies also have shown that a daily lutein supplement may increase the skin's natural antioxidant system and protect against damage from the sunís ultraviolet rays. But this is the first study to investigate lutein for more specific effects on the skin. Read complete source article