In today’s entry we analyze the benefits of vitamin C. As it is a powerful antioxidant and collagen producer, it prevents premature aging. The importance of vitamin c for your skin.
What is vitamin C?
Ascorbic acid or vitamin C, is an essential nutrient for our health and that of our skin. It not only strengthens the immune system; but also, it acts as a powerful antioxidant, helping to repair tissues and block free radicals. Hence the importance of vitamin C for your skin.
Our body does not produce vitamin C on its own; so we have to look for it in food and other means such as cosmetics. Normally we associate citrus fruits as the foods that provide the most vitamin C. But, equally, there are others that equal or even exceed this contribution. We are talking about parsley, red pepper with 140 mg. of vitamin C per 100 gr., guava, etc.
Vitamin C and your skin
As we indicated before, vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant. Blocks free radicals that cause oxidative stress and, as a consequence, premature aging of our skin. It therefore helps to mitigate and delay premature aging of the skin and its visible signs.
Collagen is a natural substance that plumps our skin; giving the skin a firm and uniform appearance. However, as time goes by we lose it more and more. Our skin is no longer as smooth, and becomes flaccid. Vitamin C Serum not only blocks free radicals, protecting elements of our skin such as collagen; but it also favors and helps in its production.
It is essential to have a healthy and balanced diet with foods that provide us with the amount of vitamin C we need. Just like leading a healthy and calm pace of life.
In addition to food; Currently, and increasingly, we find topically applied products (creams, serums, gels) that contain a high amount of vitamin C. They provide such a contribution that from the first moment we notice our skin more radiant.
Below we leave you the link to one of the products that we most recommend in our Clinic. With a contribution of hyaluronic acid serum. The Cells-Antiox Liposomial Serum, with 30% vitamin C, vitamin E and ferulic acid.