Health & Beauty: Vitamin C

Just like millions of people around the world, when it comes to the summer months my skin needs something light and refreshing that will protect me from sun damage and keep my skin feeling light. My quest to become the best me I can be has brought me to vitamin C. (Just realized that rhymes…-_-)

As i’m sure many of you know, vitamin C has always been known to fight off colds and the sniffles. However, it also plays a key part in maintaining the health of your skin.

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is key to the production of collagen, a protein that aids in the growth of cells and blood vessels and gives skin its firmness and strength. It also helps create scar tissue and ligaments and helps your skin to repair itself as well as slowing the rate of free radical damage. Research shows that vitamin C may also reduce sunburn caused by exposure to ultraviolet B radiation and prevent the consequences of long-term sun exposure, which can lead to skin cancer.

Now this doesn’t mean that you can slap some vitamin C products on your body then go and bake yourself in the sun. There is no miracle youth potion nor is there a miracle formula to cure all your skin care problems, with everything in life skin care requires balance.

I’m sure there are plenty of skin care brands which use Vitamin C but one that I am familiar with is Body Shop’s Vitamin C skin care treatments which contain natural vitamin C

The Vitamin C skin care treatment line is enriched with natural camu camu from the Amazon rainforest, cherry-like berries known to have high vitamin C content. Enriched with fair trade ingredients such as aloe vera from Guatemala, softening shea butter from Ghana andmoisturizing brazil nut oil from Peru, The Body Shop Vitamin C line is designed to improve the condition of the skin’s surface for beautiful, smooth and hydrated skin.

Vitamin C can improve your skin, strengthen your immune system, protect against cardiovascular disease and reduce your risk of stroke, and doctors say it’s one of the safest and most effective nutrients.

There are plenty of foods that can help you boost your consumption of vitamin C. If you get the recommended nine daily servings of fruits and vegetables, you’re probably meeting the minimum daily recommendations for vitamin C — in addition to many other vitamins and minerals. Foods that include vitamin C are citrus fruits, bell peppers, green peppers, strawberries, broccoli tomatoes, , sweet and white potatoes.

I am definitely going to check out Body Shop’s vitamin C line and incorporate something to my regimen.

What other Vitamin C products do you know of and recommend?


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