64. The Topical Vitamin C Reservoir Effect
Good health and nutrition are making headlines these days. Did you know that good nutrition can benefit your skin as much as it can benefit your overall health? When it comes to skin nutrition, topical vitamin C may be the key ingredient you’ve been seeking. In this article, we’ll explore how consistent use of this amazing antioxidant can create a “reservoir effect” that will keep your skin vibrant and healthy.
The Importance of Skin Nutrition
We are constantly exposed to toxins, whether through the processed foods we eat or the pollutants in the air. Over time, exposure to toxins can lead to the formation of free radicals which can lead to disease and skin that appears dull and drab. Our skin is the largest organ of our body, so it makes sense that we should be interested in learning to take of it with proper nutrition to function at its best.
By applying skin-nourishing vitamins and antioxidants topically, your skin will thank you by working to combat the effects of free radicals, increase collagen production to improve skin elasticity, reduce the visible signs of aging and give you an overall healthier complexion.
How Topical Vitamin C Feeds Your Skin
There is no questioning the importance of including the correct amount of vitamin C in our daily diet, but it’s equally important to the health of your skin. This common antioxidant nourishes your skin from the outside-in when applied topically and consistently. Similar to the benefits you would expect from ingesting the vitamin internally, it goes to work to combat free radicals and their ill effects within the layers of your skin.
Topical vitamin C has been proven to provide numerous benefits to your skin. In addition to combating free radicals, the antioxidant also works to stimulate collagen production which will increase skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Topical vitamin C can also act as a shield within your skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays while working to diminish the effects of damage already done by the sun’s harsh rays.
How the “Reservoir Effect” Benefits Your Skin
Many topical products claim to contain vitamin C, but many contain forms of the vitamin that are not easily absorbed through the layers of skin cells. When applying incorrectly formulated products, the molecule size is too big to be absorbed, so the majority of the nourishment remains on the surface of the skin. It doesn’t absorb deep into the dermal and subcutaneous skin layers to provide long-term “reservoir” skin-nourishing benefits.
So insist on topical products that contain L-ascorbic acid, the most easily absorbed form of topical vitamin C available. When these products are used consistently, a reservoir is created where the vitamin C your skin needs for health and vitality is ever-present and constantly working in your favor.
How You Can Nourish Your Skin from Within
By employing a topical vitamin C skin care regimen on a consistent basis, you can experience all of the benefits while building your own “reservoir effect” that will allow the powerful antioxidant to work in your favor around the clock, even while you sleep. Just like adopting any other new health habit like diet or exercise, consistency is the key to experiencing the most benefits in the least amount of time, so give your topical vitamin C skincare program 8-12 weeks of consistent use to obtain the most favorable results. You should experience an increase in collagen production and skin elasticity, a decrease in fine lines and wrinkles, a more evenly pigmented skin tone and a healthier and more beautiful complexion. Skin nutrition is just as important as eating a healthy diet. Feed your skin what it needs, and let the powerful, antioxidant effects of topical vitamin C work for you.
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