Once again nature is on top when it comes to skin care and aging youthfully. Vitamin C already enjoys a reputation for its antioxidant properties, helping to keep colds at bay, and as an overall healthy dietary addition. But now Vitamin C is leading in the fight against aging and sun damaged skin.
Natural Skin Care
Vitamin C fights the process of free radical damage to the skin, which inhibits the production of collagen. Vitamin C helps to restore collagen thereby reducing the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles we hate to see. Recent research shows that ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (Asc 2-P) a long acting derivative of Vitamin C reverses DNA damage to the skin. This is an amazing discovery for those of us who want to return clarity and resiliency to our skin.
Skin Care Options using Chemical Based Products
Collagen is readily produced in younger skin, however as the skin ages the production of collagen decreases. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion skin rejuvenation techniques are designed to reverse the signs of aging by minimizing wrinkles, reducing pore size, and correcting skin tone.
Photofacial rejuvenation and hyperbaric oxygen used in conjunction with chemical peels and microdermabrasion helps to produce collagen in the skin. However, for those seeking less invasive procedures can look to an alternative replenishment of collagen through the use of Vitamin C.
- Assist the body with producing collagen
- Protects the skin against cancer causing sun damage
- Is used to heal wounds and helps to repair and maintain bones and teeth
Vitamin C is eliminated by the body each day and requires daily replenishment. Eating citrus fruits and vegetables such as green and red peppers, and Brussels sprouts is one way to get your daily dose. Supplements are easy to find and very common. This is Vitamin C working from the inside out.
However, if the primary objective is to rejuvenate your skin and get rid of those pesky wrinkles and lines, using a topical C with a good moisturizer is your best option. Expect to see results in a few weeks. You will get the full effect after six months of use.
Assisting Vitamin C
To increase the benefits of using Vitamin C for healthy skin, stay hydrated. Drinking water helps to release toxins from your body. Don’t forget to take vitamin A and E supplements or use creams containing these.
The good news is that readily available non-chemical remedies are within reach to help your skin age beautifully.