It’s not a surprise that many skin experts advise to add vitamins to your diet to boost your bodies nutrient in- take, in addition to reaping benefits for your skin.
I used to think vitamin-c was just needed to boost the immune system and help ward off those pesky winter colds. Come to find out, in addition to its immune boosting benefits, it helps improve your skin.
What is Vitamin-C?
Vitamin-C is t is water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale and spinach. It’s also known as ‘Asorbic-acid’ and L-asorbic acid.
According to reports, the recommended daily intake for women is 75 mg and 90 mg for men.
Benefits of Vitamin-C
As mentioned earlier, vitamin-c is not only good for your immune system. It also has many benefits for your skin including aiding the production of collagen in your skin. Collagen helps improve the skins texture keeping it firm and smooth.
Studies have also shown that Vitamin-c protects against skin discoloration. It also inhibits the production of pyrimidine dimers that are the primary cause of melanomas in humans. It lightens dark discoloration like skin freckles and age spots and helps you get younger and smoother skin.
Ways to Use Vitamin-C for your skin.
A great way to feed your skin from the inside out is taking vitamin-c supplements. I’ve been using ‘NOW: C-1000 ‘Antioxidant Protection’. It also contains 100mg of bioflavonoids. What I like about these capsules is that they are vegetarian caps.
I love face serums and creams. Did I tell you I LOVE serums!? Lol. I love using vitamins as a topical application because it helps kill two birds with one stone. Protecting my skin from the inside all while improving the surface of the skin. Right now, I use products that contain vitamin-c. Lately, I’ve been using OZ Naturals Vitamin-C + Sea serum mask. It is one of my fav’s because it contains natural ingredients including Vitamin-C. My texture has improved, and my dark spots have disappeared. I know the vitamin supplements are helping with this too.
This by far is the easiest and tasty way to get your dose of Vitamin-C. The benefits of adding lemon to your water includes fighting against free-radical. The fruit also repairs damaged skin cells as well as helps you get rid of fine lines, blemishes, wrinkles, deep furrows etc. I also noticed that when I start my day with a hot glass of water with lemon, I feel more refreshed and energized.
What benefits have you seen using Vitamin-C.