Vitamin C and Anti aging skincare

When you think of Vitamin C, do you only think of orange juice and preventing the common cold?  That is probably what most people first think of.   Unfortunately, it’s been found that this vitamin does not actually prevent colds.  It may lessen the duration of your cold if you take enough of the supplement over time, but not once you have the viral infection. 

Have you also possibly remembered that sailors used to take the vitamin to prevent scurvy?  What’s scurvy, you might ask.  Well, it is an extreme deficiency of Vitamin C in our bodies.  It causes fatigue, shortness of breath, rough skin, bone pain, bruising of skin, gum disease, poor healing of wounds and many other symptoms, eventually resulting in death if not treated.

Vitamin C is found in many fruits (especially citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons), bell pepper, strawberries and various other vegetables.  Our bodies cannot synthesize the vitamin as we lack the protein to do so.  So we must get this essential vitamin from other sources.  It is an important vitamin.  It helps with the healing of wounds by forming scar tissue.  It restores and maintains tendons, bones, and teeth. 

Those early sailors would suffer from a lack of fresh fruits and vegetables on board their ships, the very items that contained Vitamin C.  They began to suffer from skin ulcers, bleeding under their skin, and bone weakness.  Then it was discovered that Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is the key to making collagen, the protein that aids in skin growth and strength.  It firms up the skin, plumps it, prevents moisture loss and can thus iron out your wrinkles, lift eyes that have drooped, diminish eye bags and eradicate other skin issues, such as the eye dark circles.

Ascorbic acid lessens the effects of free radical damage to your skin because it is an antioxidant.  Free radicals can destroy your skin when pollution, cigarette smoke, the sun and other outside elements disturb our cellular process.  A build-up of free radicals in the body is what is mostly responsible for the aging process.  These nasty free radicals have a hand in developing cancer, heart disease and even arthritis.  This important vitamin can be found in creams from Ageless Derma and others because it will lessen your eye bags, lift eyes by getting rid of puffiness and lighten the eye.  Dark circles can make anyone look older than they are (and tired too).  The antioxidant effects of Vitamin C will brighten your entire face, especially when it is utilized in combination with other important anti-aging ingredients such as Vitamin K, Vitamin E and Retinol.

Vitamin C has the distinction of being able to reverse DNA damage in addition to neutralizing free radicals that take the energy from your skin’s cells.  Under your eye, dark circles can make you look older than your, and it could be something hereditary, that you were born with.  Let Vitamin C reverse this damaging look.  Let it rid you of your eye bags, those puffy suitcases under your lower lids that you also may have had from birth!  Why not lift eyes upward, widen them and make them younger looking?

Sunburn is caused by exposure to ultraviolet B radiation.  This dangerous ultraviolet ray is what causes the type of sunburn that can change skin cells and make them cancerous in addition to prematurely aging the skin.  If you make a cream with Vitamin C and other ingredients a part of your daily skin care regimen, you will be able to prevent sunburn, skin cancer and other skin irritations with proper applications and daily use.  Vitamin C actually can help fight against the formation of tumors which can be cancerous.  You will be healthier; your skin will be smoother and more supple as a nice side advantage.

In addition to treating wrinkles, preventing cancer from the sun, destroying free radicals, and making collagen, Vitamin C can have a lightening effect on the skin’s pigmentation.  The cream you purchase should have at least 5% ascorbic acid in order to be effective. Vitamin C oxidizes quickly and a discolored cream is a sign that it is no longer effective.