Above: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care
By: Marty S.
At Apsara Skin Care, we recently launched the Ayurvedic Vitamin C Natural Glow Serum. This facial serum has skin-brightening, skin-evening properties, and if you haven’t already, we encourage you to try it for yourself. However, you may be wondering why we decided to highlight Vitamin C in the first place. In fact, you may have also noticed that other skin care companies emphasize the presence of Vitamin C in their facial serums. Why is that the case, you may ask? What makes Vitamin C so special?
We have all heard that Vitamin C can boost your immune system, but this vitamin can work wonders for your skin, too. Today, you will find out why. Keep reading to learn 3 reasons why Vitamin C is a secret elixir to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and dark spots. Regardless of how you use it (eating more Vitamin C-rich foods, using an all-natural skin care product, applying a DIY home remedy with Vitamin C in it, et cetera), Vitamin C can help you get glowing, ageless skin.
1. Vitamin C Is a Collagen Booster That Minimizes Wrinkles
Vitamin C has been touted for its anti-aging properties because of its relationship with collagen. Skin that is free of lines and wrinkles typically contains a lot of collagen; this protein is the reason why your skin stays so firm, elastic, and supple when you are young. The more collagen your skin has, the more youthful it is bound to look. However, as you get older, collagen starts to degrade at a rapid pace, to the point that your body isn’t able to produce as much collagen as it used to. When this happens, lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging become much more prominent.
This is where Vitamin C comes in. Vitamin C has been known to stimulate collagen production. Even though Vitamin C won’t stop collagen from breaking down naturally, it can support your skin so that premature signs of aging look far less pronounced. By using this vitamin on your skin, you can ensure that your skin will continue to be firm, elastic, and supple for as long as possible.
"Ever since I've been using this [Ayurvedic Vitamin C Natural Glow Serum], I have not been disappointed. I am completely impressed and super blown away with this product. It really just helps my skin embrace its most natural form."
2. Vitamin C Is an Antioxidant That Reduces Early Signs of Aging
In addition to its ability to encourage collagen synthesis, Vitamin C has anti-aging benefits because it is an antioxidant. Antioxidants are vital for the health of your skin because they help protect your skin. Without antioxidants, your skin - as well as the rest of your body - becomes more susceptible to free radicals, compounds that damage your cells and impair cellular function. If a lot of free radical damage builds up, your skin cells could be affected; in particular, free radicals can disrupt collagen production, which may lead to more premature lines and wrinkles.
To keep your skin firm, elastic, and supple, you will need to utilize antioxidants like Vitamin C. However, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one. The more antioxidants you use, the better it will be for your skin and the more likely it is that your skin will become more youthful. For example, Vitamin E has been studied for its antioxidant properties and can stop free radical damage as well.
3. Vitamin C Can Diminish the Appearance of Dark Spots & Unevenness
Free radicals don’t just make your skin look older. They are also capable of making your skin look more discolored and uneven. Besides impairing collagen production, free radicals damage your skin cells and can impact melanin production. When there is too much or not enough melanin produced within your skin, that could result in dark spots, unevenness, and hyperpigmentation.
Vitamin C is great to use against dark spots, unevenness, and hyperpigmentation for three reasons. First, as an antioxidant, Vitamin C can neutralize this free radical damage and even out your skin in the process. Second, Vitamin C itself has been studied to inhibit melanin production, which can mean fewer dark spots and less hyperpigmentation. Third, Vitamin C has been thought to brighten up the skin and bring out your inner glow. Overall, when you use Vitamin C on your skin, it can help you achieve a more glowing, even complexion.
As we mentioned above, Apsara Skin Care recently launched the Ayurvedic Vitamin C Natural Glow Serum. To learn more about this facial serum and what it does for your skin, listen to this episode of the Apsara Skin Care podcast. Enjoy and please leave us a review on our iTunes podcast page!
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