Interested in regaining your youthful, supple, smooth skin you used to have years ago? It can happen when using topical Vitamin C.
Many of us are overexposed to ultra violet rays from the sun and environmental pollutants. This causes accelerated aging of the skin. It degrades the collagen in your skin and creates oxidative stress like those pesky free radicals.
Even though many of us take extra Vitamin C that is beneficial to our internal body, very little may reach the epidermal skin, our surface skin.
So, clinical studies show using topical products with Vitamin C, helps to rebuild collagen on our skin surface.
It can rejuvenate our photo-damaged skin; this is due to the potent antioxidants in Vitamin C.
Modern medicine has now realized that skin products made from herbs and fruits, that are high in vitamin C, help to regenerate skin collagen and reverse the signs of aging.
Food based product high in Vitamin C include:
- Berries from Sea buckthorn was used since the Tang Dynasty in Tibet by woman for skin health.
- Rosehips from roses left after the bloom dies are high in ‘C”, this is where rose water or rose oil comes from. This rose ointment started with the Native American Indians.
- Vitamin C serum made exclusively for your skin with added Green tea has become very popular for aging skin renewal.
Vitamin C is water soluble, so when taken internally, it is excreted rather quickly. When used topically, fresh vitamin C is absorbed 20 times more effectively than oral ingestion.
Applying “C” daily for three days achieves optimal levels in the skin. Once it is absorbed it cannot be washed or rubbed off.
Collagen is a protein in the body that supplies strength and firmness to the skin. In fact it makes up about 75% of the protein in the body. This is needed by your bones, teeth, blood vessels and connective tissue.
Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist, is a Natural Health Consultant helping individuals start health programs to improve their life, wellness and happiness. Cindy is a speaker, writer and entrepreneur of several businesses.