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Benefits Of Vitamin C For Skin

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Do you know uses of vitamin c for skin?. Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and it’s benefits for skin are so many that I cannot over emphasize them. Its health benefits are many like: boosting immunity, help in healing of wounds.

This is the very reason that Vitamin C extracts are so extensively used in skin care products in form of L ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, retinyl ascorbate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate etc. The concentration of vitamin C used is between 0.3% to 10%. In this article we discussing about benefits and uses of vitamin c for skin.

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Benefits Of Vitamin C For Skin:

  •  Vitamin C helps in a biochemical reaction that involves conversion of procollagen, a precursor of collagen into collagen along with the production of hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, that are raw materials for collagen synthesis. Collagen is the cement of our skin that holds the skin cells together to make your skin look more youthful, plump and radiant. It boosts the elasticity of skin.
  •  Collagen is also responsible for formation of new blood vessels under the skin. These new blood vessels bring in that nourish and feed the skin to make it look healthy.
  •  It is also responsible for a number of regenerative and healing processes of the skin as it is a natural anti oxidant which acts internally as well as topically on the skin. Antioxidants fight the free radicals that are released during the metabolic processes of the skin and damage the skin cells, lead to dry to patchy skin, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C derivative known as, ascorbic acid 2-phosphate, acts as a scavenger for these harmful free radicals.

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  • Studies have also showed that Vitamin C is capable of reverting the skin damage caused by sun exposure and Ultra violet rays. It has also been found to reduce the likelihood of development of cancer. Researches show that Vitamin C consumption has been shown to reduce the synthesis of a compounds called Pyrimidine dimmers that are responsible behind development of a specific variety of cancer called melanoma. Vitamin C has been found to improve the efficacy of the sunscreens.
  • It also reduces patchy complexion and skin discoloration that is caused by excessive exposure of sun as sun exposure triggers production of melanin in the skin.
  • Vitamin C is needed for healing of wounds and formation of scar tissue. fresh nutrients to the skin.
  • Along with collagen it also promotes production of elastin.

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Homemade Face Mask Of Vitamin C For Skin:

Vitamin C acts as a natural skin peel and helps in improving the texture and complexion of skin. If you are planning to go for microdermabrasion or skin resurfacing procedures then these face masks are sure to act as adjutants to your cosmetic procedures. If you do not want to use these face masks immediately then it is mandatory to store these in a opaque container as otherwise the vitamin C would oxidize and loose it’s properties.

You can try out a face mask by mixing various fruits like oranges and strawberries and apply it over the face. Below face masks should be used after performing a patch test.

Another way is to dissolve a little vitamin C powder in glycerin or yogurt. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not add too much as it might burn your skin. Also, do not step out in sun a few hours after using this face pack.

A very good way to increase your intake of Vitamin C is by consuming lots of oranges, berries, cauliflower, spinach and tomatoes. Alma is an excellent source too. You can grate some Amla or Indian Gooseberry and store the pieces in your water bottle. Keep sipping on that water throughout the day. Hope, you found the article helpful.

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