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This is Martha Thomas, head of customer care for Tree of Life Beauty, and I want to welcome you to our weekly newsletter where we discuss important ways to age gracefully, “how-tos” for keeping skin healthy as you age, and so much more about your skincare regimen.
Please be advised that we are not doctors or dermatologists, and this article should not be taken as medical advice or any medical statement. Any questions or issues involving your skin-care needs should be discussed with a physician, and we highly recommend you consult with your doctor before taking up any skin-care regimen.
If you’ve ever been sick, you’ve probably consumed orange juice as a way of boosting your immune system and fighting off the virus. That’s because the vitamin C found in orange juice is filled with cold-fighting nutrients. But did you know that vitamin C is also a crucial part of skincare?
Let’s take a deeper look at what vitamin C does and the benefits of including it in your skincare routine.
What Is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a necessary nutrient to help the body form healthy connective tissue, bones, blood vessels, and skin cells. It is also a powerful antioxidant that protects from overgrowth of harmful or damaged cells.
There are different types of vitamin C, but the most common is ascorbic acid. It has a high potency, and it is absorbed quickly when applied topically to the skin. It is also generally considered the safest to use. Other less common forms of vitamin C include magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (MAP) and Ester-C.
Vitamin C is found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, especially citrus and peppers. It is recommended that women consume 75 mg per day and men 90 mg per day of vitamin C. This daily value is based on vitamin C’s important role in forming tissue and cells, developing a healthy immune system, and improving blood quality. To learn more about consuming vitamin C for healthy skin, check out our top 10 foods to eat for age-defying skin.
What Are The Skincare Benefits of Vitamin C?
Vitamin C can have substantial benefits for skin health when applied topically. Vitamin C may decrease the appearance of wrinkles and improve moisture density. You can find it in cleansers, toners, serums, moisturizers, eye gels, and so much more.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can fight against free radicals. You probably hear this term “free radicals” often, but what does it mean? Free radicals are damaged skin cells, often caused by the sun or toxic pollutants.
These damaged molecules can accelerate the aging process and slow collagen production. Vitamin C helps neutralize these free radicals and minimize cell damage after it has occurred. This is where vitamin C gets its phenomenal reputation.
Collagen plays an essential role in youthful, age-defying skin. Some studies have even shown that vitamin C may increase the quality of collagen that the body produces. This means that vitamin C may increase longevity of young, firm skin cells.
Vitamin C has substantial anti-inflammatory properties as well. Furthermore, vitamin C can minimize redness and reduce swelling. This makes vitamin C an ideal solution for acne, rosacea, and brown spots. A vitamin C serum or vitamin C toner is the fastest way to quickly even out skin tone and minimize fine lines. It is also ideal for eye gels and creams, because it is able to reduce and brighten the look of dark circles and crow’s feet.
Vitamin C Skincare Bottom Line
Check out our favorite vitamin C products:
Vitamin C Facial Cleanser
Vitamin C Facial Toner
Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C Cream
Vitamin C Eye Gel
Because of its ability to fight off free radicals from sun damage, it is one of the best solutions to reverse the effects of aging, tired skin. Furthermore, vitamin C can help prevent wrinkles from forming by enhancing the skin’s natural collagen production. Finally, mixed with vitamin C’s anti-inflammatory properties, your skin will look and feel luminously brilliant. If you’re looking for a natural, brightening, age-defying partner, look no further than Vitamin C.
We hope this was helpful. If you have any further questions about our products, please feel free to ask anytime. We are here to help you get the most out of your skin care regimen.