Beautiful Skin Inside and Out
There has been a lot of noise in the media about “free radicals” or “oxidative damage” when it comes to anti-aging and the way we look at skin care.
Oxidative damage can occur through things like stress, heavily processed, preservative filled foods, chemicals in skincare and cleaning products, environmental pollution and the suns harsh rays. If free radical production becomes excessive, cellular damage can occur causing premature aging.
In the first decade or two of our lives our bodies are well protected from free radical damage. Assuming we live a healthy balanced lifestyle during this time the levels of antioxidants are usually high enough to absorb most of the free radicals produced in the body. As we get older these protective systems slowly decrease increasing the need for additional antioxidant protection.
When it comes to the mopping up of free radicals in the body, Vitamin C is one of the tried and true super stars. Vitamin C is found in both the dermis and epidermis of the skin. It has been shown that oral supplementation with vitamin C effectively increases vitamin C levels in the skin.
Most of us have taken Vitamin C to boost our immunity through the cold and flu season, but this powerful antioxidant will mop up free radical damage to help keep our skin looking in tip top shape. Another bonus is Vitamin C also promotes collagen production, which has the potential to thicken the dermis, diminish fine lines, and is essential for firm, youthful skin.
It make sense why this vitamin superstar is gathering a lot of attention in topical skincare products. If you are concerned about uneven skin tone, sun damage, wrinkles and hyper-pigmented areas, you may want to take a glimpse into the anti-aging benefits of topical vitamin C products as well.
Using a high quality vitamin c supplement along with natural skincare containing the anti-aging properties of vitamin c can provide a synergistic approach of beauty from the inside and out.
We have a very exciting new skincare range coming to healthy very soon! Keep an eye out for our next newsletter to find out more!