Certainly, as the years go by, the skin loses firmness and elasticity, due to the decrease in the body’s collagen production, mentions Mundo Deportivo.
The National Library of Medicine of the United States (Medline Plus) explains that with aging the epidermis tends to thin, so it can change its appearance becoming more translucent and pale. He even claims that spots often appear after sun exposure.
“As you age, the risk of skin lesions increases. The skin is thinner, more fragile and you lose some of the protective layer of fat. You may also be less able to feel touch, pressure, vibration, heat and cold,” he mentions in a report reviewed in September 2022.
For this reason, it is important to have a balanced diet that includes vitamins, minerals and nutrients, which are found in foods such as fruits and vegetables. For example, oranges, tangerines and pineapples are foods rich in vitamin C, considered an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals that are related to premature aging.
Benefits of vitamin C
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient that participates in the production of collagen, and helps in the healing of injuries or wounds. Its benefits extend to improving and strengthening the functions of the immune system.
According to Tua Saúde, its benefits extend to reduce the risk or combat anemia because it also collaborates with the absorption of iron, without underestimating its ability to regulate blood pressure and reduce LDL cholesterol.
For this reason, among the foods mentioned by the NIH as having vitamin C, citrus fruits, tomatoes, broccoli, among others, stand out.
Relationship between vitamin C and the skin
As mentioned above, vitamin C participates in the production of collagen, a protein that gives firmness to the skin, reducing the signs of premature aging, which is why after a certain age the body stops producing it, and that is where expression lines and wrinkles are pronounced.
However, nowadays there are competitive products such as vitamin C serums useful for the skin, what are they?
According to an article published by Harvard Medical School, topical vitamin C-also called serum or serum-brings many advantages on the skin to combat acne, sun damage and restore tissue when it has been clogged by UV.
The main feature of vitamin C serum is its concentration in antioxidants, favoring the cells.
The study ‘The roles of vitamin C in skin health’, chaired by Juliet M. Pullar, Anitra C. Carr and Margreet CM Vissers, specifies that the use of topical vitamin C is useful for the skin by counteracting the appearance of wrinkles and improving skin texture”.
When vitamin C serum is used together with sunscreens and vitamins (such as E), it combats the long-term damage caused by ultraviolet rays and can even control sebum, mitigating the appearance of acne, according to the research.
How to use topical vitamin C?
According to Harvard, the following step by step is one of the many ways to apply this product, however, it is recommended to consult a health professional beforehand.
- Wash the face and neck thoroughly.
- Apply a few drops of vitamin C serum to both the neck and face.
- Leave to act.
- Then apply moisturizer and sunscreen.
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