We all know how important it is to consume vitamin C. Ever since we were kids, we’ve been told to eat oranges to avoid catching a cold in the winter.
You probably know that this vitamin boosts your immune system, but what you may not know is that it is also very beneficial for your skin. In order to reap the benefits, you don’t have to consume foods rich in vitamin C, you can apply it directly to your skin.
Vitamin C does wonders, it is “your best ally” in fighting wrinkles. Its antioxidant properties help your skin fight free radicals, which damage collagen and elastin your body produces.
As the years go by, the first signs of premature aging appear on our skin: the famous wrinkles! Our skin naturally has a good reserve of ascorbic acid, which is derived from vitamin C.
When our skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays, this reserve decreases, in turn producing less collagen. For this reason it is so important to use cosmetics containing vitamin C, which is also extremely powerful in treating sun spots.
10 Functions of vitamin C in the body:
1- It facilitates the absorption of other vitamins and minerals;
2- It is an antioxidant and reduces inflammation caused by external agents like the sun;
3- It prevents degenerative diseases like arteriosclerosis.
4- It reduces the risk of heart disease.
5- It strengthens the immune system.
6- It supports the development of teeth and gums, bones, cartilage and iron absorption.
7- It helps repair and create cognitive tissue.
8- It is extremely important in producing collagen for scarring, hence its importance for the skin.
9- It fights against free radicals.
10- It treats sun spots.
When and how do I apply vitamin C?
Ideally, use a vitamin C serum before moisturizer and sunscreen every day in the morning. There are several brands on the market for different skin types and different prices. If you are a DIY person, we have a recipe for you to make your own serum.
Ingredients: Vitamin C powder and distilled water
Recipe: use a container, preferably glass. Dissolve 10 g of vitamin C in 100 ml of distilled water.
Store your miracle mixture in the refrigerator. Use daily for best results.