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The benefits of vitamin C on the skin

You certainly know vitamin C for its effectiveness on the immune system and on fatigue, but did you know that it is also a powerful skin improver ?

For some time now, have you noticed the general appearance of your skin deteriorating? Less firmness, distended, dry, a little more wrinkled in places... Whether on the face or body, skin that changes in appearance is often a sign of a deficient organism. And to remedy this type of inconvenience, vitamin C will be your best ally!

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Why is vitamin C so good for skin?

Because it acts both internally and externally! The skin constitutes a defense barrier for our body. It is directly exposed to attacks from the external environment but can also be degraded if it does not have the right vitamins and nutrients to nourish it properly.

Two main causes can alter the appearance of the skin :

  • A deficiency in structural elements such as collagen;
  • An internal imbalance in the free radical/antioxidant balance. This is an excessive presence in the body of waste from cellular activity (free radicals) associated with an excessive lack of protective elements (antioxidants).

You will be able to act effectively and sustainably on these causes by taking vitamin C treatments regularly. Choose the form that suits you best by consulting our complete guide , section “how to choose the right vitamin C food supplement”.

Remember that vitamin C is a so-called “essential” vitamin, meaning that it is not synthesized by the body. Also note that it cannot be stored there. You must therefore provide regular intakes, through food or through food supplements, depending on your needs.

The application of vitamin C directly to the skin is also strongly recommended to enhance its benefits. Indeed, its localized action will allow for more targeted and therefore more quickly visible effectiveness.

How does vitamin C work on the skin?

This excessive presence of free radicals in the body leads to premature aging of the skin. By preventing its proper regeneration, they cause the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and brown spots, modify the firmness and elasticity of the skin and dull the complexion.

Many factors unfortunately generate free radicals:

  • environmental pollution;
  • excessive exposure to the sun;
  • the tobacco ;
  • excess or lack of sport;
  • the stress ;
  • inflammatory diseases;
  • a poor diet...

These are the antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. The more antioxidants there are in the body, the fewer free radicals there will be to do damage. The objective, to preserve a beautiful appearance of the skin, is to establish a balance between these two major elements of metabolism.

Vitamin C being one of the most important antioxidants, along with vitamin E , selenium and beta carotene, it is essential in this fight to slow down skin aging.

Exposure to the sun, with UV rays, is particularly impactful for the skin because it creates significant photoaging. It is essential to protect yourself, particularly during long exposures in summer, and to regenerate your skin with vitamin C after summer.

The other angle of action of vitamin C on the skin is its participation in the proper synthesis of collagen. Collagen is a protein essential for creating and maintaining skin structure. The presence of this protein therefore has a consequence on the firmness of the skin but also on its healing. Having good collagen production reduces small skin imperfections.

What are the benefits of vitamin C on the skin?

Without a doubt, vitamin C only has benefits for your skin.

Reinforced firmness and optimized elasticity!

The skin has a tremendous capacity to adapt to our daily actions. However, over time, this capacity is reduced. Our collagen production decreases considerably after our thirties. Taking vitamin C, internally and externally, will help you compensate for this natural deficiency and maintain a healthy skin structure. For visible results more quickly, do not hesitate to combine our Marine Collagen during the first month of your vitamin C treatment.

Improved complexion

Well-nourished skin immediately shows a much brighter complexion. Regularly providing the specific antioxidants of vitamin C will allow you to cleanse your skin and let its most beautiful radiance shine through.

Drought reduced

Combined with that of omega 3, the vitamin C treatment will allow you to have less dry skin because this vitamin actively participates in skin hydration . It allows a clear improvement in this feeling of “tightness” due to dry skin. Create this synergy with our Omega 3 Epax which you can take for the same duration of treatment as vitamin C.

Maximized healing

Better skin structure means better healing. Indeed, by providing all the parts necessary for skin reconstruction, regeneration is even faster. And this is what vitamin C also allows, both internally and externally. Consider this for your visible scars such as during certain surgical procedures which require healing of the tissue internally. (Subject to your doctor's approval)

Slowed photoaging

Vitamin C, with its powerful army of antioxidants , can neutralize as many free radicals as possible, responsible for skin aging. Which implies a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in the long term as well as a reduction in certain brown spots which can appear following excessive exposure to UV rays. Vitamin C is also preventive because, taken in time, it can prevent the appearance of these unsightly signs.

The good idea of a vitamin C mask for the skin

Ingredients :

  • Vitamin C powder from Novoma;
  • Powdered green clay;
  • Mineral water.

In a bowl, mix 2 measuring spoons of vitamin C powder with 6 to 8 grams of green clay powder. Stir with a wooden spoon (metal alters the properties of the clay) and add the mineral water little by little until you obtain the desired consistency. Apply to the face or other localized areas of the body, in a rather thin layer, for 10 to 15 minutes maximum. Then rinse with lukewarm water. You can repeat this mask as many times as necessary.

As a precaution, before the first application, test this mask on a small part of your skin and observe the effects for 24 hours. Without a visible reaction within this time, you can embark on a wellness session, to “skin”-finish at will!

Aurélie Mauré

Naturopath, FENA and OMNES certified

A graduate of the Euronature school in Toulouse, Aurélie is an expert in micro-nutrition and food supplements. Thanks to her expertise, she guides you towards the treatment best suited to your needs. It also supports children, adults and seniors in a natural way to rebalance all types of physical or emotional disorders.

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