Vitamin C should be more than your go-to dietary supplement for coughs, cold and the flu. This essential part of a healthy diet does so much more, and it can have particularly powerful benefits for your skin. When you have Vitamin C as a part of a satisfying meal — or as a key ingredient in your skin care products — you can visibly improve your skin as a result. Vitamin C has been clinically shown to enhance the appearance and quality of the skin in two ways. First, Vitamin C functions as an antioxidant, helping to prevent skin damage. Second, the nutrient has been clinically shown to assist collagen, enhancing the benefits of collagen, helping to regenerate lost collagen and restoring lost tone and texture as a result. Let’s take a look now at the skin benefits of Vitamin C in more detail.
Vitamin C’s Antioxidant Properties Help Prevent Early Aging
When oxygen molecules in your skin break down, they release single atoms called “free radicals.” These free radicals bind to other molecules in your skin — such as proteins, DNA and skin cells — leading to oxidation and the break down of these critical structures. Antioxidants can be responsible for early aging symptoms and even cancer in extreme cases. Vitamin C, an anti-oxidant, can help combat the damage that free radicals can cause by preventing them from occurring, giving you an effective way to prevent aging symptoms and protect your skin.
Vitamin C Boosts Collagen for Younger-looking Skin
Vitamin C does more than function as an antioxidant. Studies have indicated that Vitamin C can also brighten the skin, reduce inflammation and increase collagen, a vital protein required for youthful looking skin. Indian researches in a 2013 study noted that Vitamin C strengthens the bonds between existing collagen molecules and spurs the production of new collagen, and you can enjoy these skin enhancements from Vitamin C directly when introduced through topicals. Improved skin tone and elasticity and a minimization of early aging signs such as fine lines and wrinkles are the results.
Topicals Deliver the Benefits of Vitamin C Directly to Your Skin
A Duke University study in the 1990s demonstrated that Vitamin C could be easily absorbed into the skin through topical formulations, providing direct benefits to the skin that Vitamin C in the diet cannot. Individuals can derive even greater benefits when they use topicals which combine Vitamin C with Vitamin E and ferulic acid which can have several times the benefits of Vitamin C alone. Products such as Dermacare’s Vitamin C Brightening Serum with Vitamin E also includes botanical extracts to brighten skin even further. If you’re looking for a moisturizer with the benefits of Vitamins C, A and E, Dermacare’s Heavy Weight Antioxidant Moisturizer can nourish and soften the skin, providing smoother skin that lasts.
Call Dermacare to learn more and how Vitamin C can help revitalize your skin!
A healthy diet and exercise regime are non-negotiable requirements for overall health, including glowing skin. You can add to your revitalizing routine, however, by including topical Vitamin C in your regular skin care products. Vitamin C’s antioxidant and collagen-boosting properties can refresh and enhance your skin, preventing damage and keeping your skin looking youthful and toned, year-round. If you want to learn more about products designed to rejuvenate your skin naturally and find ones that work best for your skin type, call Dermacare today at 858-487-3376 in Rancho Bernardo and 760-448-8100 in Carlsbad and schedule a personalized consultation.
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