2nd Feature

July 2001 Issue

Inside And Out, Some Nutrients May Help Protect Aging Skin

Your skin is your body’s largest organ—covering about 22 square feet—but chances are you never stop to think how it serves such important functions as being a protective barrier and converting sunlight into the precursor for vitamin D. Instead, it is a focus of beauty in a culture obsessed with the taut skin of youth. Is it really true, then, that "it’s better to look good than to feel good," as a Saturday Night Live catch phrase had it?

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