The Important Role That Vitamin C Plays With Our Skin Health
Vitamin C, otherwise known as ascorbic acid doesn’t just have important health benefits, but is also amazing for our skin! This powerhouse vitamin is backed by research for dramatically brightening skin tone and having sensational anti-ageing properties. Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables and is a necessary essential nutrient for our daily health as well as a super ingredient found in skin care products. So why is it so important for us to use a Vitamin C serum? We answer that very question!
Why Is Vitamin C Important For Our Skin?
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that counteracts free radicals which are generated by our bodies when exposed to certain conditions, including pollution and UV rays. A balance between free radicals and antioxidants is important as free radicals flood our bodies and prevent the ability to regulate them which ultimately leads to oxidative stress. Free radicals can negatively impact DNA, damage cells and disrupt the ability for our skin to repair itself as well as slow down the production of collagen.
As we age our body’s collagen production slows, but by using a serum containing Vitamin C, we can help stimulate the production of collagen within the skin. Collagen is a structural protein that holds cells together, strengthens our skin and promotes elasticity, all of which are imperative in having a healthy and toned complexion. By boosting the ability to produce collagen by applying Vitamin C serum, we can help soften existing fine lines and wrinkles and even reduce the development of future lines too!
Vitamin C serums can help combat hyper-pigmentation and brighten skin complexion, which is attributed to the vitamin’s role in inhibiting tyrosinase. Paula Mauter, a licensed aesthetician who has been working in Los Angeles since 1998, explains that tyrosinase is a key enzyme in producing pigment in our skin. By inhibiting that function, Vitamin C will lighten any discolouration from sun spots, age spots or acne scars with consistent use.
Helps with Acne and Scaring
Another amazing benefit from Vitamin C is its’ anti-inflammatory properties. Using a Vitamin C serum can help to clear up acne and reduce the redness associated with it! Due to the pro-collagen and pro-elastin effects of Vitamin C, acne scars may also be reduced.
IV Vitamin C
Vitamin C isn’t just great for topical use but is also great for our skin and body when taken orally and intravenously! While oral supplements can be great in supporting our skin, IV therapy delivers nutrients directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. Infusing the nutrients directly gives more instant results, with cells absorbing up to 90 per cent of the nutrients. High doses of Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid have a powerful effect on the skin with this essential nutrient helping to support the skin’s collagen production, boosting skin cell rejuvenation while repairing and hydrating the skin.
Here at Chique Solutions, we stock practitioner quality Vitamin C skincare products and also offer high doses of intravenous Vitamin C. If you feel like this may be something you would benefit from or would like more information, please contact one of our experienced team members!