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Vitamin C & Your Skin

Posted by Gomolemo Makolomako on

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Your Skin & Vitamin C

When you are sick with a cold, or flu,Vitamin C is one of the main remedies used to get you feeling better again. So it should be no surprise that Vitamin C is one of the major remedies to defend and even enhance the skin. This is because Vitamin C is a great antioxidant. An antioxidant is a substance that protects cells from being damaged.

Your skin and essentially the skin on your face is constantly under attack from factors including the sun, wind, rain, cold, pollution, stress, lack of sleep etc and Vitamin C is a major defender against all these things.

 

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There are two terms to understand that relate to an antioxidant, the first is called oxidation.  

When anything including skin meets oxygen a negative process starts to occur. This negative process is called Oxidation as the thing exposed to oxygen begins to deteriorate due to damage to the cells caused by a reduction in atoms and molecules. The word anti means opposed or against and so an antioxidant serves the function of preventing cell damage and stopping this negative aspect created because of oxidation.   

The 2nd term to understand is Free Radical and these are negative particles that attack or and damage cells and they partner with oxidation in creating harm. Therefore, a typical skin cell gets attacked by both free radicals and oxidation and an Antioxidant defends against them both.  

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Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C also has excellent anti-aging properties because it stops cell degradation which helps the skin to stay looking youthful. It also helps to stimulate collagen production and collagen is important as it helps keeps the skin plump and firm. Collagen is also part of your skins defences in that it is resilient in working to protect it from looking old and wrinkled.  

Vitamin C Benefits Include:

  • Brightens the skin and reduces hyperpigmentation.
  • Makes the skin appear more radiant.
  • Promotes healing.
  • Diminishes scars.
  • Protects skin from sun exposure.
  • Prevents wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Can reduce redness.
  • Helps to heal the skin.

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