Vitamin C is wonderful natural product well known for it’s anti-aging properties. I recently added Vitamin C to my Anti Aging & Firming Eye Mask. Viamin C is a popular Anti-oxidant and is a required component in the production of collagen, the tissue responsible for skin suppleness. Vitamin C has also been shown to help slow the production of age spots.
I would like to share a couple articles I found on the benefits of Vitamin C for aging and collagen production as all the information is referenced.
Antioxidants, such as Vitamin C, have anti-oxidant powers because they help fight off the damage caused by chemicals and toxins from our daily life. Sun exposure, tobacco smoke, pollution, and even stress hormones from our own body, makes us age. Paula’s Choice explains that “not only do antioxidants combat the free-radical damage that is responsible for the visible (and hidden) signs of aging, they also enhance the effectiveness of sunscreens in preventing sun damage.” The vitamin C supplement has always been known to fight off colds, however, it has many more powers to keep us young. Paula’s Choice calls it an “anti-aging superstar” and states that it “works particularly well for treating wrinkles, dullness, and brown spots.” Dr. Oz supports this research, explaining that the skin of younger people is full of Vitamin C, but as we age, we lose the amount of this supplement, which causes our skin to age, as well. Smoking, UV rays and chemicals also contribute to the loss of Vitamin C in our bodies.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that slows the rate of free-radical damage — free radicals are unstable molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. New research shows that ascorbic acid 2-phosphate, a derivative of vitamin C, not only neutralizes free radicals, but also reverses DNA damage [source: University of Leicester].
Thanks for reading!
Love & Light,