VITAMIN-C AND ITS SKIN BENEFITS
You Know Vitamin-C is always been popular and a house-hold name among nutrients because of its properties as an antioxidant and immune booster and especially as a preventive nutrient for scurvy. But the chemically called ascorbic acid is very much underrated when it comes to its benefits especially Skin benefits. The water soluble vitamin reduces the risk of chronic diseases like high blood pressure, macular degeneration. Vitamin-C is also necessary for the growth and repair of all bodily tissues .It keeps teeth and bones strong and aids in repairing tissue and healing wounds.
How does Vitamin-C work ?
Vitamin-C is a co-factor for several enzymes . These enzymes are required for collagen synthesis. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, scavenging free radicals that can cause inflammation and cellular damage. Humans are deficient in enzyme L-Gulonolactone oxidase which is required for Vitamin-C synthesis. Thus Vitamin-C cannot be produced by our body and it has to be obtained from dietary sources.
Sources of Vitamin-C
As the body is incapable of producing this Vitamin, Thus your body needs external supplements which can fulfil your daily requirement of Vitamin-C. Here are some rich sources of Vitamin-C which you should be included in your diet.
Citrus fruits are most common and richest source of Vitamin-C. Lime, Oranges, Kinnow, Lemon, Grapefruit are the name of some. You should make sure to start your day with one of these fruits.
The green vegetable is surely a storehouse of benefits. The miniature tree looking vegetable is packed with Vitamin-C and should be part of your salad.
Tomatoes are very rich vegetable source of Vitamin-C. They are very versatile as they can be consumed in a variety of ways.
Another fruit rich in Vitamin-C is Papaya. It can be a part of diet either through a fruit salad or a papaya shake.
Other sources are pomegranates, cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts.
Skin benefits of Vitamin-C
Vitamin-C is widely known for its amazing skin benefits. It is a secret ingredient in skin care products and also an anti-aging beauty secret.
The Vitamin assures the following benefits for your skin.
- Protects skin from sun damage.
- Reduces Hyperpigmentation.
- Reduces under-eye dark circles and puffiness.
- Promote wound healing.
- Have anti-aging properties and reduces wrinkles.
- Rejuvenates the skin.
- Reduces inflammation and redness due to sun damage.
- Helps in skin hydration.
- Maintains even tone.
- Builds collagen naturally thus prevents skin sagging.
- Smoothens the skin surface and reduces dullness.
As already known that that Vitamin-C prevents scurvy, is good for bone and teeth growth, prevents high blood pressure, helps in detoxifying your body, and prevents common cold.
It is also very beneficial for Hair and Nail growth. It ensures your smooth nails and long hairs.
For cracking the secret power of Vitamin-C for your skin, hair and nails and knowing the best skin care products enriched with benefits of Vitamin-C, contact our senior Dermatologist and Cosmetologist Dr. Jitendra Saran , Saran Skin Clinic, Delhi.