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VITAMIN C Your Rx for Anti-Aging

VITAMIN C Your Rx for Anti-Aging

There are 4 things everyone should know about this very special “Multi-tasking” powerhouse.  It is an Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-aging and a Collagen Stimulator in other words it’s the # 1 Top Secret to Flawless Skin.  Ladies, this is one secret you’ll also want to share with your guy. Anti-Aging isn’t just for women anymore.  Perhaps you’ve noticed his face feels a little dry when you kiss him?  Maybe yours is a little flakey?

Vitamin C creams and serums are highly sought after for their ability to reduce lines, wrinkles and discoloration.  

Vitamin C is critical for your body and plays an important role in maintaining healthy, resilient skin. While young our skin is full of vitamin C, unfortunately aging skin naturally loses this nutrient over time. Other factors like exposure to UV light, pollutants and cigarette smoke compound the decline of vitamin C, while contributing to signs of aging big time. The good news is that you can fight back by replenishing your skin’s vitamin C levels helping to combat and even reverse time’s effect on your face.

One of the most powerful functions of vitamin C is its role in the production of collagen, a protein that gives your skin its elasticity. As you age, collagen breaks down and WRINKLES begin to form. Stabilizing your skin’s levels of vitamin C can help to counteract wrinkle formation by increasing collagen production.

Did someone say AGE SPOTS?  When it comes to treating age spots, chemical peels and lasers are high on the list of must haves.  What is being discovered is it turns out vitamin C can have almost the same results! Age spots are essentially sun damage and vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, shown to reduce the number of sunburned cells as well as reverse age-related damage to skin. While it’s not a replacement for sunscreen, vitamin C protects against and may actually start repairing UV damage like discoloration and fine lines.

Taking vitamin C through a supplement or food is beneficial to your health, but to target signs of aging on your face, smoothing it on your skin is best. In fact, applying vitamin C to the skin can be up to 20 times more effective than taking it orally. Topicalvitamin C is sold in a wide range of products from serum to lotions. Here at Resnik Skin Institute we carry a full line of Vitamin C products which contain between 3% and 10% of vitamin C and include the active ingredient ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid along with vitamins A, C, E, and Green Tea Extract along with CoQ10.  We have a soap-free Vitamin C Anti-Oxidant Cleanser which is rich and gentle cleansing without drying. Follow your cleansing with our Vitamin C Antioxidant Facial Toner this toner is formulated to remove oil and debris from the skins surface while leaving behind a rich blend of skin enhancing antioxidants and refreshing citrus extracts. Don’t forget eyes…Our Vitamin C Eye Cream and then Our Vitamin C 10% Cream Moisturizer to be used once or twice a day sparingly.  Please note extra attention should be paid to the packaging – all antioxidants, including vitamin C, are vulnerable to deterioration in the presence of air and light. Unless the product is in an airtight and opaque package, don’t buy it!
The length of time from when you start using vitamin C until you see results varies with each person. While some people see changes as soon as 2-4 weeks, it may take others 6-8 weeks to see a difference. After around 6 months, you’ll be able to reach the maximum benefits.

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