If you were to walk into a skincare store you’ll most likely see a line or some sales person trying to convince you to buy a product with Vitamin C in it. Vitamin C, whether you eat it or put it on your skin, is very beneficial.
How Vitamin C Slows Down the Aging Process of the Skin
Vitamin C is known to significantly fight free radicals that promote the aging process and contribute to other damaging effects in your body, such as wrinkles, dry skin, and more. It also helps repair damaged skin by helping to create scar tissue and strengthen the skin itself.
As the natural aging process takes place, Vitamin C is depleted, causing wrinkles and many negative effects you might notice as you age. It’s a great preventative for aging as well as a protective element from the burns and potential photo damage caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
Why Vitamin C is Great for Summer Skin
Vitamin C is a very popular ingredient for Summer days, because it’s known to have natural protective properties from ultraviolet radiation that causes sunburns (UVB). When the sun’s rays hit your skin, it naturally decreases the Vitamin C content on your skin. This is one of the many reasons an addition of Vitamin C, especially before you go to the beach or any place you will be exposed to the sun for a long period of time, is highly recommended.
How Microdermabrasion Improves Vitamin C Penetration
The dermis and epidermis layers of your skin naturally contains a high dose of Vitamin C. However, the stratum corneum layer of the skin, which is the very top layer found on the epidermis, makes it difficult for Vitamin C to fully penetrate creating the full positive effects it’s meant to.
A microdermabrasion is the most non-invasive (doesn’t hurt) way to safely smooth out the corneum layer of the skin, which is necessary to produce the most effective Vitamin C results possible. This process helps with the absorption process of Vitamin C, helping it to also reach the dermis layer.
The dermis layer of the skin houses the fibroblasts that are responsible for the healthy production of collagen. Making sure this layer is strong and healthy can make a significant difference in the overall appearance of your skin.
According to the Micronutrient Information Center,
Topically applied combinations of vitamin C and vitamin E are more effective in preventing photodamage than either vitamin alone. In particular, this combination of antioxidant vitamins decreased the immunosuppressive effects of UV exposure (43), increased MED, and decreased cell damage (16, 18, 44).
Guess what? Altair Instruments is one of the few companies who truly understands these benefits and have created an amazing Vitamin C serum that does the perfect job of protecting your skin from these free radicals. With 10% ascorbic acid and a combination of Vitamin E, the Vitamin C HydroSerum™ provides the right amount of antioxidants for beautiful, more healthy-looking skin!