The Benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is often regarded as a wrinkle fighter with anti-aging properties. The main objective of Vitamin C, in scientific terms, is to increase the synthesis of collagen (a structural protein that is found in skin). Vitamin C’s skin-health benefits are largely attributed to its benefits in supporting healthy collagen. Collagen works together with elastin to support the skin. It supplies the framework that provides form, firmness, and strength to the skin, while elastin is what gives skin its flexibility. The additional benefit of Vitamin C is related to its capability of countering free radicals which cause damage to the skin. Its potent antioxidant power protects skin from these age-causing free radicals. Vitamin C also helps even out skin tone an improve hydration.
As the synthesis of collagen slows down, Vitamin C provides the most effective way to boost collagen synthesis and slow down aging. The most effective method for replenishing Vitamin C is to directly apply it to the skin. Taking oral forms of Vitamin C will not give your skin the optimal level needed to achieve healthy glowing skin. Vitamin C is great for protecting skin from damaging rays of the sun, UVA and UVB. Don’t stop using your sun protection but instead add Vitamin C to it for an extra boost. It can also benefit people with acne or age spots.
Vitamin C, once absorbed into the skin can also help regenerate Vitamin E that has been oxidized. Vitamin E is a potent lipid-soluble antioxidant that is important for preventing oxidative damage in the underlying skin membrane.
SKY Essentials Triple Clarifying Complex contains three times the Vitamin C and three times the Vitamin E for complete coverage at all skin levels. Vitamin C can also be found in certain oils such as Roship Seed Oil and Seabuckthorn Oil, both of which are great for topical use.
The benefits can be noticed with constant replenishing of Vitamin C to help maintain healthy, younger-looking skin, especially as we get older.