Vitamin C – Essential for Beautiful Skin
Although there is some doubt as to whether Vitamin C can really help you ward off colds or other ailments, science has proven that it does have a dramatic effect on the health of your skin. Vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen, a protein that enhances the growth of cells and gives skin its firm appearance. It also helps heal scar tissue and ligaments, and helps your skin repair itself.
According to WebMD:
“Vitamin C affects cells on the inside and outside of the body. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined links between nutrient intakes and skin aging in 4,025 women aged 40-74. It found that higher vitamin C intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance, dryness of the skin, and a better skin-aging appearance.”
For your overall health, vitamin C should be taken every day either through pills or by adding lots of fruits and vegetables to your diet. Unfortunately, little of the vitamin C we consume reaches the skin. The best way to ensure that your skin is receiving all the benefits vitamin C has to offer is to apply it directly to the skin. This is especially important as we get older because the amount of collagen in our skin declines as we age.
Studies have shown that topical vitamin C treatments improve skin texture and tone, reduce brown spots, decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and help prevent their formation. Results from clinical trials also show that topical vitamin C promotes collagen production and lessens the effect of free radicals, thus helping you maintain firm and beautiful skin.
At Privy Skin Care, we offer a Vitamin C Renewal facial that is designed to even skin tone while it firms and plumps the skin. Anyone with sun damaged skin will find this facial to be the perfect antidote. Contact us to learn more about our Vitamin C facial and all of our other skincare services.