Vitamin C Makes Your Skin Look Lighter

24 September 2011
What Girl Needs ~ The experts never tired of working and developing vitamin C to be used as the main ingredient of a variety of beauty products, especially skin care products.

The reason, according to the invention as well as research that has been done for years.

They discover the benefits of vitamin C are very good for maintaining health and beauty skin.


Since the discovery of dozens of years ago, vitamin C has been known to have the ability and power of work is so amazing. In addition to boost the immune system, vitamin C is also useful to maintain the strength of connective tissue (which serves to accelerate healing of wounds, burns, and broken bones), strengthening the elasticity of the connective tissue and cartilage on the sidelines of the joints in the spine (thus preventing the occurrence of back pain and sports injuries), increased absorption of calcium for bone formation, influenced the formation of red blood cells in bone marrow, even inhibit the formation of nitrosamines which are substances that can cause cancer.

Other studies have found that vitamin C functions as an antioxidant that can prevent the oxidation of saturated fat to form peroxides that are harmful to the body and can impair the cardiovascular system (the originator of high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke, etc.). This is useful for the manufacture of collagen network which serves to strengthen the skin, cartilage, tendons, and blood vessel walls. Collagen contained in it can help stimulate skin cell rejuvenation process, which helps prevent premature aging and overcome various skin problems.

Drunk or applied

Vitamin C can be consumed directly or applied to the skin. It is recommended to take highly dose vitamin C regularly. To maintain health and increase endurance, it is advisable to take vitamin C with doses between 500 to 1,000 mg / day. To maintain skin beauty needs of vitamin C with doses of 500-2000 mg / day. Meanwhile, to reduce spot blackish on the skin of vitamin C is recommended to consume between 2,000 to 4,000 mg / day in the form of buffer (no acid) that can be consumed 1-1.5 hours after a meal. Although safe to consume in high doses and is soluble in water, while taking vitamin C is recommended to augment drinking water to avoid the occurrence of crystallization in the kidney.

Today, vitamin C, widely used as the main ingredient in many skin care products. For example, if applied to the skin, vitamin C will act immediately to protect the skin against oxidative-stress (free radicals) that occurs due to exposure to ultraviolet rays that cause premature aging of the skin problem.


In the midst of an offer skin care products containing vitamin C, of course you should be more vigilant in choosing. Moreover, vitamin C has a pH or acid level is high, so that if excessive will give unfavorable effects to the skin. So that was the wrong choice, note the following:

* Because vitamin C is generally unstable and easily oxidized, so that its benefits may be reduced or lost altogether, select skin care products that contain vitamin C that looks stable, such as Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate. Vitamin C that looks less stable is Ascorbyl-6-palmitate, while a much less stable is L-Ascorbyl Acid (active form). Products with vitamin C is stable is usually very expensive.

* Choose skin care products that contain vitamin C it has been through the process of Nano-Technology. Typically, the products have been through this process the size of the active molecules or particles smaller than the pores of the skin, so it can soak into the skin optimally.

* Choose skin care products with a dosage or concentration of vitamin C content of at least 10%, because the dose is effective in improving tissue biosynthesis of collagen and elastin network, while lowering (up to 52%) the effect of UVB in causing the signs of sunburn (erythema), reduce the number of cells the burned skin cells from the sun to 40% -60%, and can tarnish black spots caused hyper pigmentation and improve wrinkles.