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10 things about Vitamin C & what it can do for your skin

10 THINGS ABOUT Vitamin C & WHAT IT CAN DO FOR YOUR SKIN Benefits of Vitamin C Replenishes & plumps up the epidermis Vitamin C is found at high levels in the outermost layers of cells in the skin (epidermis). Limits the damage done by UV exposure 2 While vitamin C is not a sunscreen, its antioxidant properties protects against UV induced damage caused by free radicals. EPIDERMIS BASAL ME MBRANE Increases DERMIS O COLLAGEN OO Collagen production Besides combating photodamage, using vitamin C in your skincare can increase collagen production and repair damaged skin. Aids in wound healing SCAB SCAR TISSUE The body uses vitamin C to replace damaged skin tissue with scar tissue, which helps Wounds heal properly. About Vitamin C Exfoliation enhances Vitamin C absorption Removal of the outermost layer of dead or peeling skin cells (stratum corneum) by laser, chemical, or mechanical methods such as exfoliation DEAD:& PEELING Skin Cells enhances absorption of vitamin C from external Epidermis Epidermis Sources. Effective topical vitamin C products irritate sensitive skin pH 3.5 Study shows that L-ascorbic acid (form of vitamin C) must be formulated at pH levels less than 3.5 to enter the skin. This is why the ingredient can be greatly irritating to sensitive skin. A high dose of vitamin C is NOT more effective | Max absorption Studies have shown that maximal absorption was achieved with a 20% vitamin C solution, with higher concentrations showing lower absorption. 20% Vit C Concentration A good 8 vitamin C ingredient oxidizes quickly The stability of vitamin C in topical solutions is a concern, as exposures to air, heat and/or light may slowly degrade vitamin C. Topical combination of Vitamin C + E are more protective Topically applied combinations of vitamin C and vitamin E are more effective in preventing photodamage. 10 Dietary RISK OF DRY SKIN vitamin C reduces dry skin Oral consumption of dietary vitamin C have been correlated with a decreased risk of dry skin as compared to other forms of the vitamin. SOURCE HTTP://wwW.NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV/PUBMED/17921406?DOPT=CITATION HTTP://wwW.NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV/PUBMED/14708614?DOPT=CITATION HTTP://wwW.NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV/PUBMED/10841030?DOPT=CITATION HTTP://wwW.NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV/PUBMED/3351329?DOPT=CITATION HTTP://WwW.NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV/PUBMED/19159387?DOPT=CITATION HTTP://wwW.NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV/PUBMED/1390169?DOPT=CITATION HTTP://wwW.NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV/PUBMED/82889042DOPT=CITATION HTTP://Www.WHFOODS.COM/GENPAGE.PHP?TNAME NUTRIENT&DBID-109 HTTP://wwW.NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV/PUBMED/11207686?DOPT=CITATION HTTP://wwW.NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV/PUBMED/11207686?DOPT=CITATION BROUGHT TO YOU BY INFORAPHICS.SG viua woman natural beauty inside out WE MAKE INFORMATION APPEALING 3

10 things about Vitamin C & what it can do for your skin

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Most of us know that Vitamin C is good for us – we buy supplements, we consume fruits and drinks rich in it. But exactly how and why is it good? Do you know the ways in which it helps your skin? Che...


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