The Benefits of Vitamin C
There are many buzz words used within the beauty industry so not wanting to assume everyone understands the jargon first of all here’s a brief explanation:
What is an antioxidant?
An antioxidant will prevent or reduce damage to your cells caused by free radicals, they keep our body and cells healthy.
What is a free radical?
Free radicals such as UV damage, exposure to air pollution, smoking and stress can cause damage to the cells leading to illness and the ageing process.
Whilst ingesting Vitamin C is a great way to get your daily dose, targeting problem areas with topical Vitamin C has great skin tone-evening benefits.
What are the benefits of using Vitamin C topically?
- It aids in your skins natural regeneration which helps your body repair damaged cells.
- When used topically Vitamin C accelerates the production of collagen and elastin which are naturally occurring protein fibers that help keep the skin plump and firm and can therefore help to prevent premature ageing.
- Vitamin C inhibits your skins melanin production which can cause pigmentation and dark spots.
- Acne scars, fine lines, uneven skin tone, rough texture and general dullness will all benefit from using topical Vitamin C.
In our opinion the best Vitamin C Products that can be used to lighten, brighten and give the skin back its glow.
Environ Intense C-Boost Mela Fade Cream, part of the Focus Radiance Range recommended to target the root cause of pigmentation, dark spots and uneven skin tone to reveal a more even-toned and radiant complexion.
Environ Sebu-ACE Oil, part of the Focus Clarity range, it is formulated with vitamins and botanicals and helps control the appearance of breakouts by providing your skin with a daily dose of essential vitamins, leaving the skin looking healthier.
Environ Vita Antioxidant Moisturiser, part of the Skin EssentaA range, it contains Vitamin A, C and antioxidants. This is a step up system starting with AVST 1 and working up to AVST 5, the higher the level, the more Vitamin A within the product
Advanced Nutrition Skin Vitamin C supplement. The perfect supplement for those looking for a bright, even complexion. This blend of Vitamin C synergised with plant nutrients protects cells from oxidative stress.
Foods containing Vitamin C:
Vegetables such as Broccoli, green and red peppers, spinach, tomatoes, sweet and white potatoes.
Citrus fruits such as orange, kiwi and lemon.
According to the NHS adults need about 40mg of Vitamin C per day, as we cannot store it in the body it is important to include it within your diet. I take Vitamin C and D supplements every day just to make sure I am getting my daily dose.
*Vitamin C can cause sensitivity if used topically on a sensitive skin, seek advice before purchasing any new products to ensure they are suitable for your skin type.