Vitamin C is a wonderful elixir for our skin, thanks to which we completely use available collagens and it provides us with action against the harmful effects of external and available radicals. Increasingly, therefore, it is a component of skin care cosmetics that are supposed to take care of the appearance and condition of the skin. It is worth knowing, however, that not every vitamin C is able to block the protective barrier of the epidermis and get into the dermis. Today on the blog about what form of vitamin C is best for the skin.
The skin is the organ most exposed to harmful external effects and available radicals, and as a result also to oxidative stress. Of course, in our body naturally use antioxidants that can eliminate the action of available radicals. Unfortunately, with age, as well as the results of irritation, connections and inflammation, their quantity decreases significantly. The internal balance is maintained and free radicals, which are available as an advantage over antioxidants, multiply very quickly. We can clearly see how the appearance of our skin changes, it becomes gray, rough, thin, dry, loses firmness and action, and wrinkles and discoloration appear on its surface. That is why it is very important to supplement the missing antioxidants.
What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants are chemical compounds that protect our body against the harmful effects of available radicals. To understand how they do it, it's worth remembering what free radicals are.
Free radicals are atoms that have one or more "unpaired" electrons. Moving very quickly around our organization, we quickly enter into reactions, and their goal is to "appropriate" themselves. By doing so, they damage, inter alia, cell membranes and DNA, as well as available to adverse changes in protein, fat and carbohydrate molecules. What's worse, these changes are becoming more and more extensive with the passage of time, and the body attacked by free radicals has less and less power to defend itself. To stop the destructive effects of available radicals, you need antioxidants.
Vitamin C in the fight against free radicals
Vitamin C is one of the very strong and well known antioxidants. What's more, it is an antioxidant that has special significance for our skin, effectively protecting it from the effects of harmful external factors and free radicals. Therefore, it is very important not only to provide vitamin C through a proper diet and oral supplementation, but also topically to the skin.
Vitamin C encapsulated in a liposome
Vitamin C is a real elixir of youth so it is no wonder that it is an ingredient in many popular cosmetics. Unfortunately, however, as not everyone knows, most locally used preparations with vitamin C are characterized by high instability and in contact with the external environment they oxidize and lose their properties very quickly. The solution to this problem is the use of liposomal vitamin C. Advanced technology has allowed the creation of precisely designed liposomes - microscopic homogeneous vesicles that have become the highest quality carriers, among others for vitamin C. Thanks to it, it is not only protected against harmful factors, but also more stable and much easier to absorb. Liposomes allow vitamin C to get inside the cells so that it can start working there.
What can vitamin C do for our skin?
Evens out the color
Vitamin C is an effective remedy in the fight against discoloration, which very often stays with us as an unwanted souvenir after a sunny holiday. When the beautiful tan comes off our face, there are unsightly spots that disfigure us and, unfortunately, also age very much. Applied topically, it significantly reduces their visibility, gently exfoliates the skin, accelerates regeneration and improves hydration. Thanks to it, the skin tone is even and we can enjoy its beautiful, radiant look.
Firms the skin
It makes the skin elastic and smoother, because it not only effectively "sweeps" free radicals and protects the skin against the harmful effects of UV radiation, but also is necessary in the production of collagen fibers. It is worth recalling that collagen is a protein with very high tensile strength. In our body it performs many very important functions and, among other things, it is also responsible for maintaining adequate flexibility, firmness and smoothing the skin. Unfortunately, over time, collagen production decreases, so its amount in our body gradually decreases - we are beginning to grow old. It is then that our skin loses its firmness, elasticity, becomes thinner, more easily subjected to the law of gravity, and on its surface wrinkles and furrows are visible. However, if we provide it with the right doses of vitamin C, it will be much easier for it to produce adequate amounts of collagen, and its fibers will be much stronger.
Reduces the visibility of wrinkles
Topically applied liposomal vitamin C is also an effective anti-aging cosmetic. As a very strong antioxidant, it can effectively "stop time" and not only reduce the visibility of already existing small wrinkles, but also significantly delay the appearance of new ones. Remember also that vitamin C can regenerate vitamin E, which is very important for our skin and is often called "vitamin of youth", and acting together can really do a lot of good for our skin - clearly improve its condition and effectively delay the effects of aging.
Therefore, it works great as a preparation accelerating the healing of wounds and burns, as well as a great way to fight acne. Vitamin C reduces the action of free radicals, which are often responsible for the formation of purulent skin lesions, has anti-inflammatory and soothing effects, improving the skin condition very quickly. However, this is not the end of vitamin C, thanks to its properties, regulates sebaceous glands, accelerates skin regeneration, improves the healing of lesions and, which is very important, reduces the risk of acne scars.
How to use liposomal vitamin C?
Products available on the market with liposomal vitamin C are oral preparations in the form of liposomal gel. It is worth taking them at least once a day to take care of the condition, firmness and color of our skin "from the inside".
They can also be used by applying the preparation directly to the face. To get a better effect before applying, it is worth making steam bath, thanks to it we will expand pores, cleanse the skin of excess sebum and impurities, and facilitate the penetration of vitamin C into the deeper layers of the skin. Remember to wash your face with warm water after 10-15 minutes and apply a skincare cream adapted to your skin type. You can also add a small amount of liposomal vitamin C to your home masks and peels.
By applying liposomal vitamin C orally and / or topically to the skin after a few weeks you will be convinced of its effectiveness and you will notice the first positive effects of such treatment. However, it should be remembered that each skin can react to it differently, so it is always worth doing the test beforehand and checking if there was an allergic reaction.