Vitamin C & your skin

Every time I’ve gone for a facial, a Vitamin C mask was suggested as the finale. I thought it was just an up-sell at a fancy salon – maybe it was.  But I’ve since done some investigation, and there is a big link between Vitamin C and skin health. And here’s the story.

Your skin is the body’s largest organ – yes, organ. As such, it has a job and that is to keep external invaders away from your inner body. Harsh elements are blocked by the skin’s surface layer or epidermis – pollution, particles,  UV light can wreak havoc on the skin, which is why it is the place to show the first signs of ageing. But beneath the epidermis is another skin layer called the dermis. It goes deep and it’s where Collagen is produced and the effects of antioxidants take place.

Enter Vitamin C – an antioxidant. It helps reduce the effects of ‘free radicals’ – which are atoms that are missing an electron. When this happens, as a result of those harsh elements on the skin, you can lose collagen, skin color may change and wrinkles may form. Sounds great, doesn’t it?  Well, luckily you can take Vitamin C in a couple of forms. One is oral; the other is through topicals on the skin.

So now, at 60, I’m the perfect candidate for an increased dose of the wonder vitamin. I not only take it orally but also in Lord & Lily’s Double C Brightening Serum. It contains two types of Vitamin C and helps brighten and clarify skin, reducing dark spots and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Though I haven’t had much of a problem with dark spots (as of yet), I do have lines around my mouth. Since using the Vitamin C product, the lines are diminished – no kidding. The formula also contains Resveratrol; a naturally-occurring compound found in the skin of red grapes, blueberries and some nuts. You may have heard about it”s benefits in red wine, where it helps with symptoms of ageing.

See for more information on their vitamin and plant-extract packed Double C Brightening Serum.

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